The Aurora Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Aurora is shaping the future of teaching and learning in K-12 education nationally through its work in policy advocacy, research, and field-building/convening. Aurora works on systems change in K-12 education, identifies root causes in structures, promotes best practices, examines policy barriers, and makes recommendations for change. Aurora has a national and global view of the future of education innovation and lifts up promising policies and practices that yield improved outcomes for students. Aurora envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities, and advance society.
Through its strategic work to advance student-centered learning policies, research, field-building and knowledge creation, and to catalyze change at all levels by convening and connecting education leaders, the Aurora Institute has established itself as a leading voice and trusted source in the field of K-12 education. It is particularly recognized as a leader in the field around education innovation for advancing future-focused policies and practices. Recognized as a premier thought leader in personalized, competency-based education, Aurora drives policy change for personalized learning, competency-based education, and student-centered learning ecosystems and catalyzes change at every level. Aurora has published more than 100 research reports, issue briefs, and publications on the leading edge of K-12 competency-based education. Partner organizations, systems leaders, and policymakers across the country rely heavily on the Aurora Institute’s thought leadership and policy expertise.
The Aurora Institute is seeking a communications professional who is passionate about our mission to serve as the Communications Associate, supporting the Communications Director in developing and implementing communications strategies to broaden the awareness and impact of Aurora’s programs and evolve the organization’s brand.
Key responsibilities of the Communications Associate include:
Support the organization’s digital communications strategy:
Supporting the organization’s publication and materials development:
Supporting additional needs of the team, including but not limited to:
The Aurora Institute is looking for a rising star within the communications field. They will be a self-motivated and energetic individual with a passion for storytelling, digital media, and education change. The ideal candidate will possess many of the following attributes and experiences:
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