Career Opportunities


Reports To: Director of Communications  


Tennessee Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway   

Nashville, TN 37243


Position Description:       

The role of the strategic initiative content creator will be to support the communications team in content creation related specifically to the student-readiness priority, collaborate with communications and engagement team and division leadership to operationalize the methodology and emphasis of a communications campaign for department initiatives related to student readiness.  


Specific Position Responsibilities:

·       Provide support to the communications team in content creation related specifically to student-readiness

·       Collaborate with the communications and engagement team as well as  division leadership to effectively communicate campaigns for department initiatives related to student readiness

·       Support in developing regular messaging and communications with the student-readiness priority in mind including digital newsletters, social media content, other written communications- related to all department initiatives related to student-readiness for a variety of audiences and stakeholders, including districts, schools, educators, families, businesses, philanthropists, nonprofits, and elected officials;

·       Collaborate with teams and offices across department to create and execute communications campaigns related to their respective strategic department initiative (student-readiness)

·       Provide support and communications review for division related to respective department strategic initiative to ensure consistency and excellence

·       Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or policy
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in U.S. education policy
  • Strong strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • A minimum 2 years’ experience in communications work in a fast-paced, policy-based agency.
  • Ability to present complex policy, legislative, and quantitative information clearly to stakeholders of all levels.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative, strong project management skills


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Critical Thinking & Complex Problem Solving: Breaks down tasks and complex issues to inform decision-making; focuses on the right priorities, exercises good judgment justified with data and research 

·       Results and Achievement Orientation: Consistently produces high quality work, sets and meets ambitious goals, focused on big picture goal and how to achieve it 

·       Monitoring: Assesses self, other individuals, and the development of the work to make improvements and take corrective action 


Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success. 

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live. Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.  

Minimal travel around the state and to limited national meetings and conferences may be required (~5-10%). 

Other Duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.


To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and three references to

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.