Careers at EMA

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications (DC) leads internal and external communication activities. This position identifies and evaluates opportunities to improve communications to support The Enrollment Management Association’s client-centered customer service culture, and serves as a subject matter expert on public relations and reputation management.

Additionally, this position assists in employee communications, customer messaging, and social media integration, working closely with key departments and individuals to ensure consistency in messaging.

This role reports to:
Chief Operating Officer

Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Test Development Specialist is to ensure the high quality of test development. In meeting this responsibility, the Test Development Specialist should fulfill the following functions and duties.

General Role Responsibilities 

  • Assists in providing consistent and timely information to employees as needed
  • Assists executive leadership in developing presentations, speeches, and other important corporate messages
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors utilized for communications materials (freelance writer, graphic designer, editor, publishers, printers, etc.)
  • Develops, implements, and adheres to communications budget
  • Utilize existing project management system to track activities
  • Oversight of The Yield Magazine
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Public Relations Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements communication and public relations strategy for the corporation that builds and maintains a positive corporate brand
  • Acts as a corporate spokesperson and responds to members of the media in a timely manner; composes and distributes press releases as needed
  • Develops a media and public relations plan that positions The Enrollment Management Association as a primary resource on independent school admission and enrollment issues

Social Media Responsibilities

  • Oversees corporate communications and branding in various online and print platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and industry magazines
  • Create and grow social media presence for The Enrollment Management Association

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Hires, trains, and manages communication staff
  • Organizes and oversees the schedules and work of communications supervisors
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field

Experience Qualifications 

  • 5 to 10 years public relations/marketing and branding experience, including supervisory and comprehensive communications – industry experience preferred
  • In-house corporate communications experience
  • Excellent communication, verbal, writing, editing, and project management skills
  • Proven storyteller capable of creating a strong narrative
  • Experience in refining, managing, and changing corporate positioning and messaging
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with great attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines and priorities
  • Understanding of creative workflow process, including project initiation and kickoff, execution, approvals, production, proofing, tracking, and archiving
  • Proficient in Google Suite or related software, and web CMS platforms
  • Superior ability to write in a journalistic style that is customary for corporate and external publications
  • Ability to offer sound media relations advice to senior leadership
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to produce and disseminate press releases as appropriate
  • Experience working with media and serving as an organization spokesperson
  • Ability to work with corporate management, employees, media, and the larger community
  • Ability to coordinate efforts of various teams in order to present a coherent message
  • Support special external task forces and ad hoc committees as assigned
  • Ability to ensure articulation of The Enrollment Management Association’s desired image and position, ensure consistent communication of image and position throughout The Enrollment Management Association, and ensure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external

To Apply:

Candidates who share our passion for excellence are encouraged to send their resume and a cover letter (including salary requirements) to Please reference DCOMM2021 in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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The Enrollment Management Association offers our employees a Total Rewards package, which includes compensation and a range of market-relevant benefits. We believe in compensating well for excellent work. We balance our total rewards with pay and provide great benefits.

Paid Time Off & Holidays

We want you to take time off for you and your family. We offer up to 25 days of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days plus 13 federal holidays.

Health & Income Protection

We offer medical, dental (at no cost to you), vision (at no cost to you), short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance and more.

Paid Maternity Leave & Parental Leave

We believe that having that time to spend with your family is important. We offer 8 weeks of paid maternity leave and 2 weeks of paid parental (secondary caregivers) leave.

Work from Home & Remote Workers

We offer opportunities to work from home up to two days per week for suitable positions and we have positions that allow for remote employees.


We offer Employee Assistance Program and gym and fitness membership fee reimbursement up to a certain amount.

Tuition Reimbursement

We are dedicated to developing a capable and knowledgeable workforce.  We provide financial support to employees who participate in externally sponsored educational courses.


We offer a retirement plan that employees can participate upon hire with a very generous employer contribution following an employee contribution of just 2%. We also provide you with the option to invest in a Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

The Enrollment Management Association is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of The Enrollment Management Association to recruit, hire, and promote for all positions and to administer all Human Resource matters such as wages, benefits, assignments, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic disposition, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.