Who We Are:
Ascendium Education Group (Ascendium) has helped millions of learners pursue postsecondary education since 1967, when it was formed to help fulfill the promise of the landmark Higher Education Act of 1965. Over the years, Ascendium has grown to become the nation’s largest federal student loan guarantor, providing information, tools and counseling to help millions of borrowers nationwide avoid default and keep the door to re-enrollment open. We guarantee federal student loans, conceive and develop innovative products and services that support student success and loan repayment, and invest in studying and improving postsecondary education practices through our philanthropy.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, net proceeds from Ascendium’s guaranty and other operations are used to fundAscendium’s philanthropy. The philanthropy team is comprised of program, grants management and communications staff who all have a shared commitment to advancing our mission. As a national funder, our mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds so they can better achieve postsecondary educational and career success. Our grantmaking focuses on transforming systems of higher education so they can support low-income populations, especially those in historically underrepresented groups who often experience inequities in accessing or achieving success within our current postsecondary education system: first-generation students, incarcerated adults, rural community members, students of color and veterans. Our funding supports innovative ideas, the creation of an evidence base, and the expansion and replication of effective practices to spark sustainable, system improvement.
In the role of Digital Communications Manager, you will work closely with the all members of the Ascendium Strategic Communications team and client stakeholders to develop and execute digital communication strategies. You will closely monitor Ascendium’s digital strategies and will provide leadership with reports, insights and recommendations to inform future efforts. This position will be involved in the execution of the digital communication strategies working directly with the teams and applicable platforms. You will provide insights and training to team members across the organization to assist them with the successful execution of Ascendium’s social media strategy, as well as other digital communication strategies. You will collaborate with peer organizations and strategic partners on the development and execution of joint digital communication strategies.
The effective execution of the digital communication strategies you develop with the Strategic Communications team will 1) position Ascendium as an innovator in removing obstacles to postsecondary education, 2) motivate target audiences to seek participation in our grants, research and outreach programs, 3) promote a culture of giving, community involvement and engagement with our corporate mission among our employees and 4) amplify the marketing and sales efforts of a diverse set of Ascendium products.
In so doing, you’ll play a critical role in demonstrating how Ascendium fulfills its mission to elevate opportunity.