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The Markle Foundation is looking for a Communications Associate to join its highly collaborative strategic communications team in New York City. Markle has a track record of successfully tackling some of society’s most pressing issues. We were one of the first to rally thinkers and problem-solvers to address the transformation of the labor market by globalization and advancing technology. Markle is developing practical solutions to help the nearly 70% of Americans without a college degree secure good jobs in a rapidly changing economy. The Markle communications team is advancing this work by shifting perceptions of skilled work in America and moving employers, policymakers, educators and workforce support organizations to take steps to expand pathways to success in the 21st century.
We are looking for a smart, creative thinker with excellent writing skills to join our team. At Markle, we value team work, can-do problem-solving, a commitment to excellence as well as experimentation, and those who bring a spirit of fun to their work. We are taking fresh approaches to reach diverse audiences. If you would like the opportunity to capture big ideas in accessible and persuasive language, work with national leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as academia and the media, and contribute to the development and execution of integrated communications campaigns, please submit your resume to [email protected]
Markle is an entrepreneurial organization with a geographically dispersed team. Markle’s New York team is looking for a Communications Associate. The Communications Associate will have the opportunity to work on every aspect of integrated communications campaigns, from planning through to execution and measurement, including content development, media relations, social media and digital marketing. This is an excellent opportunity for a well-rounded communications practitioner who would like the opportunity to learn and grow quickly, work directly with senior leadership and high-profile journalists, and take on ownership of projects. Candidates should have strong communications, organizational, and time management skills and be detail-oriented.
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Communications, and work closely with the entire Markle Communications team and its internal and external partners. The candidate should expect to join a collegial organization that places a high premium on intellectual curiosity and collaboration.
Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.
The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of technology to achieve breakthroughs in addressing some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Markle challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutions and achieve systemic change. Today as advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s priority is advancing solutions towards a skills-based labor market that will enable Americans to transition to the opportunities of the digital economy. Markle’s workforce initiatives include Skillful and the Rework America Task Force. They follow Markle’s success in creating the policy and technology architecture that has enabled improvements in healthcare, national security, and access to the Internet.
About Skillful, Skillful Colorado, Skillful Indiana and the
Skillful State Network
Skillful, a non-profit initiative of the Markle Foundation, is dedicated to enabling all Americans – particularly those without a four-year college degree – to secure good jobs in a changing economy. In partnership with Microsoft and others, Skillful is developing skills-based training and employment practices in collaboration with state governments, local employers, educators and workforce development organizations. Skillful and its partners are working to create a labor market in which skills are valued, and people can more easily access the information and education they need to keep pace with technology’s impact on work. Skillful currently operates in two states, Skillful Colorado and Skillful Indiana, bringing investment, training, tools and innovative methods to augment local workforce development efforts. It formed and facilitates the Skillful State Network, a collaboration among 20 state governors to accelerate the development and deployment of effective skills-based practices to transform their labor markets. Skillful is grateful for support provided by Walmart, and its partnerships with the states of Colorado and Indiana, Microsoft, Lumina, Purdue University and Purdue Extensions.
The Rework America Task Force seeks to transform America’s outdated labor market so that all Americans – especially the nearly 70% without a college degree – have opportunities to thrive in the digital economy. This coalition of diverse leaders from technology, business, labor, education and the public sector is committed to developing bold, practical, non-partisan solutions to building a skills-based labor market that works for all Americans and supports the competitiveness of the American economy. The Task Force will define and advance policies and practices among employers, educators, policymakers, technologists and workers themselves so that all are better equipped to anticipate, adapt to and harness for good the rapid pace of technological change transforming our economy. By establishing clear, accessible paths to quality jobs and lifelong training in the digital economy, the Task Force is working to enable the dignity of work for all Americans.