Social Media Associate

Oakland, California, United States


In the past 100 years, we have gone from the Model T to the Tesla, from the switchboard to the smartphone, yet the very institution charged with preparing America’s students for success has remained virtually unchanged. Our students deserve better. It’s from that conviction – and commitment – that the XQ Institute was born.

In 2016, the XQ Institute launched XQ: The Super School Project engaging America in answering the question: What would high school look like if all students graduated prepared to succeed in college, career, and life? We issued the largest open call to rethink American public high school in our country’s history. Nearly 10,000 people from communities across the US responded and became school designers and schooolbuilders devoted to questioning the status quo and imagining the possibilities. In September 2016, we announced a cohort of 10 Super Schools who will be supported by XQ to bring their ideas to life, many opening in Fall 2017. XQ isn’t just about ideas, it’s about enduring impact; about inspiring and amplifying meaningful, measurable solutions, and real results, in high schools from Connecticut to California, and every state in-between.

To meet the ambitious goals of the Super School Project, XQ is looking for a Social Media Associate.


The Role

Working with the Communications team, the Social Media Associate is responsible for XQ’s online voice and presence: writing, curating and continuously improving the quality of brand-relevant content across our digital and social media channels. This role requires collaborating across external and internal teams to enhance the quality of our digital presence, monitoring engagement and synthesizing complex information for mass audiences.

As the ideal candidate, you’ll be grounded in best practices of journalism and storytelling and have a few years of social media or community management experience already under your belt, preferably in the world of education or social impact. You’ll complement those skills with a deep curiosity and commitment to deliver editorial excellence, while remaining highly organized in the midst of multiple projects and priorities. As a Social Media Associate, you will have a unique opportunity to shape and creatively bring incredible XQ stories to life in the digital world.

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XQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At XQ promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is a core value. Individuals are considered without regards to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry.

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