Equal Education is excited to fill the following vacancy!

About Equal Education

Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism. Equal Education is organised in five provinces: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and the Western Cape. Equal Education works by identifying systemic and localised problems affecting the quality of education, and addresses these problems through local and national campaigns, a commitment to robust political education and campaign building with members, as well as building a strong research base through primary and secondary research.

Equal Education aspires to be a place where all of our members become conscious and active participants in society who strive to uphold values of honesty, equality, and inclusivity Our principles for a safe and welcoming workplace aim to create an environment that enables growth, is inclusive and safe for all who pass through the organisation.

Vacancy: Communications manager   

Reports to: Senior Manager Fundraising and Communications
Level: Mid Management -level
Location: Khayelitsha, Western Cape
Duration: Permanent
Salary range: R269 000.00 – R288 000.00 CTC P/A
Closing date: 18 November 2022

About the position

Communications Manager creates, implements and oversee communications programs, be it internal or external, that effectively describe and promote Equal Education as well as providing supervision and direction to staff and support to EE’s communication strategy as a

● Drive, and ensure the movement-wide implementation, of EE’s overarching communications strategy
● Support the Senior Manager: Fundraising and Communications to periodically review and continually strengthen EE’s overarching communications strategy
● Lead or co-lead the development, execution and evaluation of strategies for various campaigns
● Support the development of communications skills among EE staff and members
● Write, edit and disseminate media statements, op eds and newsletters
● Oversee the coordination of media interviews, and oversee responses to media queries
● Manage the production of publications including EE’s annual report
● Support the production of campaign materials such as pamphlets and t-shirts, and the production of publications such internal education guides and various research reports
● Manage the production of documentary videos
● Oversee and support the management of all EE’s digital platforms (including the website), ensuring engagement and growth
● Oversee and support the creation of content for all EE’s digital platforms
● Oversee EE’s communications databases
● Oversee the maintenance of the archives for all EE’s internal and external communications materials
● Implement Equal Education’s performance management system

Knowledge and skills:
● Strategic thinking and analytical skills
● Proven ability to develop effective communications strategies (internal, traditional media, social media)
● Excellent writing and editing skills
● Administration and budgeting skills
● Computer literacy, specifically Google Suite
● Proficiency in multiple social media platforms
● Proficiency in online content development tools (i.e. Canva, Photoshop, social media scheduling tools, video editing apps)
● Decision making, problem solving, multi-tasking and coordination skills
● Self-motivated, proactive, curious and committed to constant learning and improvement
● Ability to communicate and interact with all EE stakeholders
● A team player
● Conflict management skills

Required qualifications and experience:
● Degree in journalism or communications
● Minimum two years practical experience
● Background in human rights advocacy is an added advantage
● A qualification or experience in digital marketing is an added advantage

Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to democracy, equality, social justice and human rights.

Application process:

  • A complete application consists of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Each document should be saved in pdf format with the name surname and type of document included in the title, i.e. XXXXXXX_XXXXXXX_cv.pdf. 
  • You should motivate specifically for the position you are applying for and also detail your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic cover letters are strongly advised against.
  • Motivation letter should not be longer than 1 & ½ pages
  • Please include a minimum of three contactable references.
  • Applications must be sent to , by no later than 18 November 2022

Download the job specifications in PDF format here.

Carla GoldsteinCommunications