TNTP, Partner, Internal Communications

TNTP - Remote - Full time


A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today they are a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. They work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

TNTP’s Internal Communications team is charged with:

  • Ensuring they have a diverse set of strong communications channels across the organization and integrating consistent messaging throughout;
  • Developing the infrastructure to support more inclusive two-way communication practices;
  • Building the capacity of TNTP’s leaders and central teams to effectively communicate with staff;
  • Positively impacting staff engagement through creative, story-centered communications campaigns that celebrate their staff and lift up the impact of their work on the people they serve.

For more information, visit their website here,, and learn more about life at TNTP here,


TNTP seeks a full-time Partner, Internal Communications to reimagine how we communicate with our talented workforce of over 700 individuals in full-time, temporary, and seasonal roles. This position reports to the Chief of Staff, is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S., and is available immediately. Occasional travel is required (approximately 15-20%) contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations).

As the Partner, Internal Communications, you will be responsible for leading TNTP’s internal communications efforts. As the senior leader on the Internal Communications team, you will help grow and lead a talented team and develop innovative and nuanced communications tools designed to help staff better understand our strategic direction, meet TNTP’s ambitious goals, and serve the clients and communities with whom we partner.


The Partner, Internal Communications’ primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop and implement an integrated approach to advance TNTP’s identity among all staff constituencies, broadening awareness of organizational programs and priorities, and ensuring staff receive clear, compelling, and consistent messages.
  • Advise members of TNTP’s Executive Team and Leadership Team, helping them anticipate and respond to internal communications challenges, and facilitating cross-departmental collaboration where necessary.
  • Oversee the internal communications component of critical organizational initiatives, including the design of the annual staff conference, quarterly Town Hall meetings, regular Brown Bags, targeted communications and staff engagement campaigns, and cross-departmental initiatives that involve a communications liaison.
  • Engage staff in a sustained conversation about TNTP’s work and values to help refine—and build investment and affinity in—the organization’s strategic direction and deepen its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Identify challenges, themes, and emerging issues faced by TNTP and work with the leadership team, the internal communications team, and organizational stakeholders to develop communications opportunities and solutions and execute toward those efforts.
  • Manage and develop a thriving team of 3-5 people, maintaining a consistent bar for quality across all of TNTP’s internal communications efforts while helping individual staff members reach their full potential.
  • Lead the development of the team’s annual goals and priorities and track progress.
  • Provide oversight and direction as needed towards translation initiatives that impact the organization.


They expect the Partner, Internal Communications to:

Drive strategy and innovation. You are a strategy setter who can generate innovative and nuanced solutions to complex challenges, provide strategic vision, anticipate challenges, and assess the effectiveness of our work.

Have a strong track record of leadership on internal communications and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Throughout your career, you have successfully guided teams and organizations through complex change management processes using a listen-first, people-centered approach. You value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience, and have developed and executed strategies that have improved diversity and inclusion and driven equity.

Motivate and influence others to act. We are counting on your ability to clearly communicate complex information in a compelling way to multiple audiences. You are as comfortable advising members of our Leadership and Management Teams as you are working with your team. You authentically collaborate, develop, and manage high-level relationships that build investment in our internal communications strategy and deliver results.

Lead thriving teams. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to manage TNTP’s people. You are an inclusive leader who honors diverse perspectives and makes the most of your team’s and individual’s unique strengths. You will lead your team to success by leveraging and developing talent to maximize our impact.

Model cross-cultural agility. Authentic self-reflection, self-awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are as a leader, and you utilize these skills to shape a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with colleagues and clients.

Support sustainability and growth. You understand and consider external conditions that affect the organization’s work and the intersection of change management, communications, and organizational culture. You can quickly build a strong understanding of TNTP’s strategic direction and business model and can translate that to strategies that support maximizing the staff experience. You build and maintain a strong external network and are viewed as a leader within the larger field.


The ideal Partner, Internal Communications candidate will have the following:

  • Deep experience and expertise in communications strategy (10+ years of experience preferred); experience with internal communications or leading organizational change efforts highly preferred; experience with nonprofit, education, or social justice organizations preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding working in, and navigating complex organizational structures; deep experience with change management and crisis communications.
  • Track record of championing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the individual, team, and organizational levels and implementing the structures and processes necessary to support these values.
  • Experience as a senior communications professional, including hiring, managing, developing, and retaining a staff to consistently deliver high-quality work and meet goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, collaborate with diverse stakeholders throughout the organization, and build relationships.
  • Success in designing and implementing creative, innovative, and effective two-way internal communications strategies.
  • Superior writing, editing, and visual communications skills, including a proven track record of writing effectively for different communications vehicles, formats, and audiences, and the ability to simplify complex information.
  • Superior project management skills and a track record of consistently managing complex, high-stakes projects—often several at once—with many stakeholders and tight timelines.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.  Spanish language is preferred.


TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $112,000 - $168,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. They offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. They also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Ron Rapatalo at

First and foremost, TNTP is looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by their mission, and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. They value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of their team at all levels. You will be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level. We encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, Latinx, Asian American, Native/Indigenous, and Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

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A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today they are a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality.
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