ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented students of color from low-income communities develop the inter-generational wealth and financial security their more privileged peers take for granted, and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country so desperately needs.
Our comprehensive, data-driven, high-touch program model focuses on the key inflection points that can be the difference between just graduating from any college, and graduating from a top college with the grades, degree, career skills, and network needed to thrive in the career of their choice. Over our six-year program, Scholars benefit from admissions and intensive academic preparation before college and a comprehensive set of academic, personal, social-emotional, financial, and career supports throughout college.
Thrive Scholars originated in Los Angeles as South Central Scholars (“SCS”) and spent the first 13 years refining its integrated high school-through-career program model. The founders replicated this model in Boston in 2014 as Noonan Scholars, and then merged the two programs into SCS Noonan Scholars in 2017. As part of its national expansion strategy, SCS Noonan Scholars recently rebranded as Thrive Scholars, and has begun launching new regions across the country, starting in Chicago and Cleveland, to enhance the organization’s fundraising capabilities and Scholar recruitment efforts, growing the number of students served by more than 300%.
For more information about Thrive, please visit our website.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Managing Director of Communications & Content is responsible for developing donor stewardship materials to showcase Thrive’s storytelling capabilities, setting Thrive Scholars’ content strategy and language, and driving external media, production and communication work with vendors.
Specific duties and functions align with these key areas of focus:
Develop Content Strategy (25%)
Design Constituent Communications (50%)
Manage External Content Production (25%)
This role is ideal for a seasoned leader who understands our competitive positioning, is entrepreneurial, and is passionate about unlocking opportunities for highly talented, underrepresented young people. The Managing Director of Communications & Content will manage the Development and Communications Manager to deliver excellent content across platforms and audiences.
Thrive is looking for a dynamic, driven leader who possess the following qualifications:
LOCATION AND TRAVEL:
This role can be located anywhere. Occasional travel to Thrive hub offices in Boston and Los Angeles.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Thrive Scholars offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health and dental insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, generous professional development funding, and access to an employer-matched retirement plan.
Thrive Scholars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.
Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Thrive Scholars is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.
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