Communications Manager, Equity Assistance Center-South

Come Join Us in Reshaping the Future! Southern Education Foundation, Inc. (SEF), located in Atlanta, Georgia, seeks a dedicated communications professional to help us further the mission and goals of SEF.

For more than 150 years, Southern Education Foundation has made substantial contributions to improving education at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through higher education. SEF works to improve equity and excellence in education for low-income students and students of color in the South. Research, policy analysis, advocacy, and programs are the primary means through which SEF pursues its mission. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate and embody the value, belief, purpose, and mission of the organization.

The Communications Manager reports to the Director of the EAC-South. To learn more, please visit

The Opportunity:

The Communications Manager will primarily support the Equity Assistance Center-South (EAC-South) by executing strategic communication efforts as a key member of the EAC-South team. This role requires an energetic, collaborative, and responsive self-starter with a passion for writing and a desire to tell the work and impact of the EAC-South and its region. This role will help drive the EAC-South’s internal and external communication initiatives including planning and implementation.


  • Develop comprehensive communication plans for the EAC-South.
  • Prepare and manage website content, presentations, blogs, newsletters, social media content, surveys, and post videos from events.
  • Manage outreach and promotion for EAC-South online events including webinars and instructional content using digital marketing tools, social media, and email.
  • Support other meeting facilitation needs for meetings online and in person.
  • Provide WebEx, Zoom, Teams, and other web conferencing technical support services for training and communication efforts.
  • Conduct basic research for EAC-South, clients, and cultivating resources to support pre-K-12 educators and education leaders.
  • Work with communications staff to further improve storytelling and outreach on key areas of work and policy issues.
  • Serve as a liaison with organizational partners on specific initiatives, with colleagues at the Equity Assistance Center, and support team collaboration.
  • Assist with the planning and scheduling of communication meetings and editorial calendars.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field.
  • Five years or more experience performing similar tasks.
  • Excellent communicator with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic digital tools (Hootsuite, WordPress, Zoom, MailChimp, Canva, YouTube, Smartsheet, Survey Monkey, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and MS Outlook.
  • Proven Project Management experience.
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic, and willingness to collaborate with and across teams.



  • Experience or demonstrated interest in education in the South, civil rights, racial justice, and equity.

This is a full-time position working Monday – Friday. Compensation for this role begins at $70,000 and is commensurate with experience including a competitive benefits package. This is a grant-funded position with funding in place until 2027. An extension of this position will depend on additional fundraising.

The Southern Education Foundation is an Atlanta-based organization. SEF is currently working a hybrid schedule where employees work remotely and, in the office, based on the needs of the business.

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter of interest; 2) current resume; 3) names and contact information of three references to ( with Communications Manager, EAC in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Southern Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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