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  • Director of Operations

    • San Francisco Bay Area

    • 5-8 years experience. Bachelors degree. Excellent analysis & organization skills.

    Director of Operations

    About the Organization

    Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

    Larson Communications (LC) is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premiere public education reform communications organization. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with millions of children and families.

    Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Director of Operations to join our team.

    About the Role

    Now in its 13th year and with a solid pipeline of potential clients in the growing field of public education reform, LC has created this position to put processes in place to help the organization scale in each of its three regions and explore potentially expanding into a fourth.  The Director of Operations will act as the central hub for the organization’s client service, team performance and optimization and organizational health-related operations.  Reporting directly to the President/CEO and with matrix responsibilities to senior staff, this role will also be responsible for helping coordinate organizational efficiency, continual process improvement and overseeing multiple office operations.

    Strong candidates should at a minimum have prior experience in a professional services environment.  Background in the education space, public relations, law firm or other project-based consulting industries will be considered.

    Candidates may have managed one or more offices, as well as client service, team performance and project operations in a prior role, and may have previously served in a consulting role. Candidates can both see and articulate the big strategic picture of the firm and then translate that into operational execution. The ideal candidate must be mentally engaged by a breadth of technical, analytical and interpersonal responsibilities, and thrive independently under their own initiative, while also able to influence and coordinate diverse staff in remote offices.

    As Director of Operations, your job duties will include:

    Client Services and Project Support

    • Manage client and team allocation to ensure adequate team utilization to provide excellent service
    • Conduct client satisfaction surveys and analysis
    • Spearhead client recognition opportunities
    • Aid in conference logistics, presentation opportunities and preparation
    • Write business development proposals and RFP responses
    • With the appropriate background, support client work on an as-needed basis or as desired by the candidate as a professional development opportunity

     

    Team Performance and Growth

    • Help ensure team satisfaction and support a positive working environment
    • Coordinate project logistics and annual review process
    • Oversee talent mining and lead the interview process
    • Oversee new hire orientation, onboarding and pacing partners
    • Spearhead team retreats and staff meetings
    • Manage professional development opportunities
    • Research and implement solutions for better project management and team collaboration
    • Manage human resources

     

    General Operations

    • Oversee LC Operating Plan and daily operations
    • Monitor utilization and help balance team workload
    • Produce quarterly metrics reports
    • Oversee office space logistics and agreements
    • Manage equipment and services (computers, software, subscriptions etc.)

     

    Marketing and Branding

    • Oversee branding, identity and team collateral
    • Plan LC marketing and promotion
    • Prepare bi-annual LC Newsletter

     

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • A. or B.S. degree with minimum of five to eight years of relevant work experience
    • Understanding of professional service firm environment, including team utilization and billables
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent analysis and organization skills
    • Strong understanding of process inputs, evaluation and improvement
    • Experience building cross-team and remote office relationships
    • Ability to coordinate diverse staff to effect change
    • Experience with time tracking, document tracking and other consulting office software suites

    This position must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will report directly to the firm’s CEO/President. Telecommuting arrangements are possible. Send resumes with heading ‘Director of Operations application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter to info@larsonpr.com. To be considered, please include the word pineapple in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.

  • Senior Account Executive

    • San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles

    • 5 - 8 years PR experience. Bachelors degree. Strong written & oral skills.

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

    Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premiere public education reform communications organization. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with thousands of children and families.

     

    Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Senior Account Executive to join our team.

     

    As Senior Account Executive, your job duties will include:

    • Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships.
    • Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences.
    • Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.).
    • Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff.
    • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
    • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process.
    • Staying updated on the latest cutting edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
    • Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.

     

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • 5 – 8 years of experience in the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience working with journalists is preferred.
    • Direct experience or demonstrated interest working in the education reform space is a plus.
    • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns.
    • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Meltwater.

     

    This position may be based in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Chicago and will report directly to the firm’s account director. Telecommuting arrangements are possible. Send resumes with heading ‘Senior Account Executive application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word pineapple in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.

  • Account Executive

    • San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles

    • 3 - 5 years PR experience. Bachelors degree. Strong written & oral skills.

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

    Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premiere public education reform communications organization. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Portland, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with millions of children and families.

    Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Account Executive to join our team.

     

    As Account Executive, your job duties will include:

    • Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships.
    • Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences.
    • Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.).
    • Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff.
    • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
    • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process.
    • Staying updated on the latest cutting-edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
    • Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.

     

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • 3 – 5 years of experience in the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience pitching to the news media is preferred.
    • Direct experience working with charter schools or other organizations in the education reform space is a plus.
    • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, marketing, business administration, public policy or a related field.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns.
    • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Cision.

     

    This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles or Chicago and will report directly to the firm’s account director. Send resumes to info@larsonpr.com with heading ‘Account Executive application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word ‘pineapple’ in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.

  • Communications Manager

    • San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles

    • 2 - 4 years PR experience. Bachelors degree. Strong written & oral skills.

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

    Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premiere public education reform communications organization. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with thousands of children and families.

    Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Communications Manager to join our team.

    As Communications Manager, your job duties will include:

    • Acting as the primary support with clients, continually working with the account executives to foster strong relationships and deliver results for clients.
    • Drafting, editing and finalizing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.)
    • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
    • Overseeing the firm’s systems, including media contact database, time tracking system, expense management system, etc.
    • Developing ongoing strategies and overseeing execution for the firm’s social media channels.
    • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process, including doing background research and drafting business proposals for prospective clients.
    • Staying updated on the latest cutting edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
    • Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.

    Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • 2 – 4 years of experience the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience pitching to media is a plus.
    • Direct experience working with charter schools or other organizations in the education reform space is a plus.
    • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, marketing, business administration, public policy or a related field.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social and digital media tools as well as  Meltwater.

    This position could be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles or Chicago. Send resumes to info@larsonpr.com with heading ‘Communications Manager application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word ‘pineapple’ in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.