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Director of Communications and Social Impact

Remote Mountain View, CA

Our mission is to open the door to the life-changing impact of education and help make education accessible for all. As a nimble growth stage start-up, we've emerged as the leading online education platform helping over 30 million learners and educators each month. has earned numerous awards and it has been recognized as one of the most transformational companies in EdTech, living up to our commitment to all learners: Breakthroughs Start Here. From students and educators in over 9,000 school districts that use, to working adults striving to complete their college degree or gain professional certifications, we empower them to reach their full potential. Our product is our impact! Across our college programs alone we have saved students over $200M in tuition and enabled tens of thousands to become nurses, teachers, accountants and more. Additionally, as part of our mission we’ve donated over $27 million across social impact programs to learners and educators. requires vaccination and boosters for all employees and we work in a hybrid environment.

We are seeking a highly skilled and visionary Director of Communications who will be responsible for leading our strategic communications efforts and media managementto enhance our communication strategies. As the Director of Communications, you will play a crucial role in shaping and executing our communication initiatives to effectively reach and engage our target audience. 


If you are a strategic thinker, adept at leveraging AI technologies, and passionate about driving effective communication strategies, we invite you to apply for the position. Join our dynamic team and contribute to our mission of delivering impactful and engaging communication initiatives. 


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic communications plan that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives and company priorities. 
  • Lead and manage all aspects of media relations, including building relationships with key media outlets, crafting press releases, and coordinating interviews and media coverage. 
  • Oversee strategic components of the organization's online presence and digital communications strategy, ensuring optimal use of search engine optimization and content marketing to increase visibility and drive traffic. 
  • Utilize artificial intelligence technologies to analyze data, generate insights, and improve communication strategies. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all internal and external communication channels 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders, external partners, and industry influencers to enhance the organization's reputation and reach. 
  • Identify and leverage mission aligned strategic partnerships to build the brand and grow our business.  
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in strategic communications, media management, SEO, and AI. 
  • Partner with Executive team and CEO on conferences, speeches, investor presentations and industry initiatives. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. 
  • Proven experience in strategic communications, media management, search engine optimization, and leveraging AI technologies. 
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing strategies, including SEO techniques, content marketing, and social media management. 
  • Experience with issue advocacy, community-driven initiatives and working with historically marginalized communities. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to leverage AI technologies to derive insights and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team, while fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and media outlets. 
  • Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and compliance standards. Ed tech industry experience is a plus. 

The salary range for this role is $140,000 - $170,000 per year. The salary range associated with this job considers the location and skill set. 

At, we know that strong communities are built on the power of our diversity, and we respect and strive to understand for the diverse identities, race, ethnicities, backgrounds, and perspectives of our team members. Our work and company culture have been consistently recognized, including:

  • Inc. Best Place to Work
  • Fortune Great Places to Work – Best Workplaces in the Bay Area
  • Golden Bridge Awards – Gold Winner, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • San Francisco Business Times & Silicon Valley Business Journal – Best Places to Work


We are in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. We have comprehensive health and wellness benefits. We offer ongoing education and professional growth opportunities, including a life-long membership to You can also expect:

  • 3:2 hybrid work schedule
  • 100% paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employees
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • 20 - 30 PTO days each year (increases with tenure)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Work at home setup stipend
  • Company-sponsored gym memberships
  • Free Caltrain Pass
  • Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws.

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