Minnesota Communications Associate (Partner-Track) - (Flexible Location)

Donovan Group (Minnesota)

The Donovan Group is a public relations and marketing firm that offers a wide variety of services, including communications planning, referendum assistance, surveys, video production, media relations, content creation, editing and graphic design and crisis communications services to public K–12 schools and districts across the United States.

The firm’s team includes education policy experts, former journalists, content writers, survey and polling experts, website developers, videographers, copy editors, project managers and support staff. We are seeking exceptional people from a variety of fields and professions, including school and non-school public relations, marketing, journalism, educational administration and teaching.

We have the size, scale, training and culture to help you deepen your skills, broaden your strengths and increase your impact—regardless of your background.

At the Donovan Group, you will find common qualities in all our people, including:

  • A passion for public education
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Intensity and a deep desire to work hard to accomplish goals
  • Commitment to high standards, ethics and core values

If these characteristics describe you and you subscribe to our principles, we want to hear from you! Please note that we are flexible with work location, though the Minneapolis metro area is our preference.


Position Details

Minnesota Communications Associate (Partner-Track) - (Flexible Location)
Twin Cities Metro
Flexible , MN

The Donovan Group is seeking a communications associate to lead the firm’s efforts in Minnesota. This is a senior-level, partner-track position.

As a Donovan Group Associate in Minnesota, you will lead the firm’s expansion in the state. Backed by our outstanding back office of writers, designers, developers and project managers, you will serve as the lead on Minnesota projects. Extensive in-state travel may be required.

The successful candidate will be a mid-career or later professional with a background in communications (school PR, non-school public relations, marketing, journalism, etc.) and have a deep desire to work with public education leaders and advance public education.

Job responsibilities:

  • Leading communications processes and consulting in large and small meeting formats; large group speaking. 
  • Advising educational leaders on best practices in communication for a wide variety of issues and challenges. 
  • Learning about and then staying on top of current education trends. 
  • Working with our back office team to develop and deliver work products and, generally, moving heaven and earth to serve our clients. 
  • Leading efforts to sell services in the state.

Key attributes:

  • Extremely well organized and able to manage multiple projects at a time. 
  • A passion for public education. 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • Intensity and a deep desire to work hard to accomplish goals. 
  • Commitment to high standards, ethics and core values. 
  • Interest in education communications, education policy and helping public schools and districts tell their stories and engage their stakeholders. 
  • Ability to remain on task and complete assignments and projects in a timely manner while working remotely. 
  • Existing knowledge or willingness to learn best practices in school communication.

Please note that we are flexible with work location, though the Minneapolis metro area is our preference. 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution. Master’s degree is preferable. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team. 
  • A willingness to sell services and serving as the point of contact for sales. 
  • Submission of a resume.

Base salary plus bonuses. Extremely flexible work environment.

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