DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Since 2000, more than 5 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. Projects range from art supplies to build the set for a school musical, to books and puzzles that affirm students’ identities, to bird seed for an at-home science project. We proudly serve all US public schools, public charter schools, and Head Start centers, and we combat systemic inequity by driving a majority of donations to schools that have been historically underfunded due to economic and racial inequity.

DonorsChoose has been recognized as a best place to work by GOOD Magazine and the Nonprofit Times, while Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World—the first time a charity has made this list. Our dedicated team works from across the United States bring classroom dreams to life.

About the Product Marketing Team

The Product Marketing team sits on the larger Community, Growth, and Impact team at DonorsChoose. The team focuses on identifying big opportunities to grow giving and engagement from teachers, individual donors, and corporate and foundation funders, and manages projects across teams to bring these opportunities to life. 

One ongoing opportunity rests in driving increased teacher awareness and engagement with the funding opportunities our corporate and foundation partners bring to our site. This role oversees that work, drafting and executing customized marketing strategies to help teachers across the country learn about and benefit from funding available to support their classrooms.

About the Role

As Associate, Teacher Outreach for Partnerships, you would own tactics and execution to market some of our most generous corporate and foundation partnerships to teachers. Your time would be spent managing projects to hit key teacher engagement goals, collaborating closely with colleagues who action different marketing tactics to accomplish those goals, and surfacing and tackling process improvements and insights to help make the work more effective and efficient over time. You’ll work with a team of marketers and relationship managers who are creative, supportive and passionate about connecting teachers with the resources they need to bring their great classroom ideas to life.

In this role you will: 

  • Project manage marketing efforts across 30+ corporate and foundation partnerships every school year. 
    • Strategize on marketing approaches to meet partner goals, drawing from past case studies, tried-and-true marketing tactics, and site data to make recommendations on how to effectively drive teacher awareness of an offer.
    • Independently prioritize work across several partnerships at a time, based on most urgent partner needs and backwards planning to deadlines.
    • Monitor progress towards each project’s goals, and spot swiftly when we need to pivot tactics.
    • As needed, enact direct-to-teacher outreach to help a partnership reach its goals, jumping in to help send emails, drive teacher word-of-mouth, or collaborate with a school principal to help teachers participate in an offer.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders across teams to enact the most effective marketing tactics.
    • Work with experts across our digital marketing, partnership management, teacher engagement programs, and customer support teams to solicit their feedback on paths forward and to enact key actions to help each project’s marketing tactics hit its goals.
    • Create and maintain workflows to help those collaborations be effective, efficient, and keep work moving forward towards key deadlines.
    • Act as a stellar communicator who listens deeply to collaborator goals and feedback, provides them with the support and inputs needed to effectively move forward work towards our teacher engagement goals, and builds and maintains trust with them over time. 
  • Surface process improvements and insights from your work, and tackling opportunities to make your work more effective and efficient over time
    • Be a student of our teacher engagement data for every offer you market, identifying trends that can help make your next marketing effort more effective.
    • Identify when process friction is prohibitive and when teacher engagement with some offers is trending short of expectations, and propose solutions. 
    • Surface for the larger team trends in partner goals and teacher engagement that can help spark more opportunities for growing partner giving.

About You

This role may be perfect for you if:

  • You’re passionate about educational equity and understand the systemic challenges teachers across the country face as they support their students in a landscape where a student's race still impacts their access to an equitable education. 
  • You’re well-equipped to take on a user focus for our teacher audience. You demonstrate smart instincts about what messaging and tactics would resonate best with teachers across the country. 
  • You have strong communication skills and are confident expressing your ideas, needs and recommendations to collaborators in meetings and in writing. 
  • You understand the power of relationships to reach a common goal, and you prioritize building rapport, respect and trust with those you work closest with. 
  • You take ownership of your work and the outcomes your team relies on you for.
  • You’re a capable project manager, a master at juggling priorities, balancing deadlines, and staying organized across multiple projects. You love a good to-do list, and are naturally an organized thinker and planner. 
  • You’re tech-savvy: you’d quickly pick up the basics of a few different data and email platforms, and you’d feel comfortable learning new systems as needed.
  • You have strong instincts for when processes and workflows are causing yourself and the people you collaborate with unnecessary friction, and you are motivated to work with stakeholders to find solutions for those challenges. 
  • You’re a creative problem solver with analytical chops. You love digging into the data to see what works and using your learnings to inform new ideas.
  • You’re eager to learn and improve. You make it a priority to personally reflect on how you can grow from constructive feedback from your manager and close collaborators. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for this role is competitive with equivalent roles at other nonprofits of our size. In addition, we offer full-time staff 25 paid vacation days per year and 11 paid holidays, a rich employer-paid individual and family health plan, a matching 401(k) plan (up to 5% of base salary), annual professional development stipend, and casual and flexible work environment. To learn more about what it is like to work for DonorsChoose, visit our careers page.

Our compensation philosophy ensures that we are both externally competitive with tech-forward nonprofits of a similar size and internally fair in our pay practices. The following ranges represent the target offer range given the scope and experience expectations for this role.

  • The hiring salary range for this role is $48,000 - $52,000.
  • We have a hiring salary range of $49,000- $55,000 for specific higher cost of labor locations, which include New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Once employees are hired, everyone at DonorsChoose is eligible to receive annual performance-based raises as they grow in their role. We are open to a variety of experiences, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If you don’t check every box listed here, or you know you’d bring additional experience to the table, we hope you’ll submit your application. 

In addition, we offer full-time staff 25 paid vacation days per year and 11 paid holidays, a rich employer-paid individual and family health plan, a matching 401(k) plan (up to 5% of base salary), annual professional development stipend, and casual and flexible work environment. To learn more about what it is like to work for DonorsChoose, visit our careers page.

Hybrid Workplace and Other Details

In this role, you’ll have the option to work a flexible hybrid schedule in our NYC office, or to work fully remotely from CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, ME, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, or WI. 

Candidates who are not in the NYC area should expect to travel to our NYC office on an as-needed basis, about 4-6 times per year. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the organization and proper safety precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

DonorsChoose participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and answer the application questions online. Since we’re trying to get to know you through our hiring process, we ask that you please refrain from using AI writing tools to craft your response to our application questions. A cover letter is optional and may be addressed to Product Marketing Manager, Teacher Strategy, Kyayla Turman.

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.  

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

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