Marketing & Communications Specialist @ Global Village Project

Global Village Project

In 2009, Global Village Project was founded as a model for innovative, equitable refugee education. We aim to remove the barriers to refugee girls’ learning and amplify their voices as creative young leaders, and our full-day middle school is designed specifically for their needs as English language learners, with trauma-informed and restorative practices at its center. We are a team of educators, of lifelong learners, and of people who care deeply about girls’ education, and together we are building a multicultural, multilingual community of students and staff.


As GVP’s Marketing & Communications Specialist, you’ll lead execution of our external communications and brand strategy during an exciting chapter in our organization’s journey. This is an opportunity to deepen your expertise as a storyteller, crafting powerful narratives around GVP’s impact that amplify the strengths and voices of our students and alumni.

In this position you’ll play a key role in strengthening GVP’s brand presence by combining the power of stories with strategies to support our visibility, engagement, and fundraising goals. Our team is highly collaborative, so you’ll have ample opportunities to engage with team members and students across the school.

The Marketing & Communications Specialist will report to the Director of Development, working most closely with the other members of the Development team. They will also be a member of the cross-functional Admin Team that includes operations, school leadership, fundraising, and community engagement.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Co-create and execute a project calendar and overarching vision for marketing, communications, and branding activities with the Development team.
  • Coordinate the development, design, printing, and distribution of various digital and printed materials in support of community engagement and fundraising.
  • Manage GVP’s social media and email marketing activities with a focus on inspiring connection and action, including producing relevant content, segmenting audiences, tracking and measuring outcomes, and reporting on results.
  • Draft and edit compelling messages for diverse audiences and purposes.
  • Develop a strong voice for GVP’s brand that elevates educational equity and centers our core values and DEI guiding principles.
  • Capture student and stakeholder stories in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ensure GVP’s website remains engaging and up-to-date.
  • Work closely with teammates in crafting messaging, activities, and marketing and communications strategies for fundraising events.
  • Develop creative designs that incorporate photos, videos, and graphics that bring our mission to life and inspire action.
  • Build out and maintain analytics tools to assess and report on the effectiveness of our marketing strategies.


  • You’re a storyteller. You are constantly on the lookout for compelling content, and see the power and beauty in little moments as much as big ones. You have a knack for communicating impact in a way that engages and resonates with other people.
  • You’re skilled with different forms of creative expression, written and visual. You’re equally comfortable writing an impactful narrative or designing a graphic, website, or social media post.
  • You feel excited about building a strong voice for GVP’s brand that speaks to the barriers students face in accessing formal education and the personal, cultural, and linguistic strengths that they bring to these challenges.
  • You’ll enjoy working in a small, highly-collaborative team. While we’ll consider you the subject matter expert on marketing, media, and communications, we’ve found cross-training and inclusive decision making to be vital to our success.
  • You’re adept at using technology to build automations and integrations into our communications workflows, while managing data related to campaigns and audiences. You’ll need to be comfortable using or learning MailChimp, Canva, Adobe CC, Zapier, Hootsuite, and Salesforce among other platforms.

While previous work experience in marketing and communications, brand strategy, or graphic design would be helpful, it’s not a requirement to be successful in this role. Aside from the above, there are no formal job requirements, but here are some expectations and accountabilities we set for all our staff:

  • A passion for empowering and educating refugee young women who face structural barriers to their education.
  • An openness to and enjoyment of young people – their energy, their self-agency, and all that brings – since our office is their home away from class.
  • A lens of cultural humility and a dedication to equitable and inclusive practices. We are a team that cares deeply for one another, and we constantly strive to encourage and hold one another accountable to our culture agreements and core values.
  • Self-motivated and proactive commitment to ongoing learning and improvement, both as an individual and as part of a whole staff team.

Does this sound like you?

If you see yourself in this job description but don’t feel like you meet every single criteria, we encourage you to apply anyway! Research shows that individuals from historically marginalized groups tend to self-select out of opportunities at higher rates. We take a holistic approach to all of our hiring practices, believing in the power of lifelong learning, and want to hire those who best align with GVP’s mission and values.

GVP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, social class, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and those with refugee and immigrant backgrounds who are excited about contributing to our mission.


Location: This position is primarily onsite at our campus in Decatur, GA, with limited opportunities for remote work.

Job Type: Non-exempt, full-time role

Salary: $45,000-$50,000 annually, based on years and depth of relevant experience

GVP provides the opportunity to work within a vibrant community dedicated to teaching and learning, social justice, and service. We are located in downtown Decatur, across the street from the Decatur MARTA station. The position requires a criminal background check. Primary elements of the benefits package include:

  • 20 days of paid time off per year in addition to ~20 paid staff holidays, with additional flexibility during summer
  • Health insurance, including optional dental and vision coverage, and an HRA plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life insurance
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • GVP is in the process of expanding our benefits package to include a retirement plan, slated to begin during the 2023-2024 year


Interested candidates should upload their 1) resume, 2) a cover letter that speaks to their alignment with GVP’s mission and interest in this role, and 3) a design work sample to the Marketing & Communications Specialist Application Form. Resumes and cover letters can also be mailed to Global Village Project c/o Erin Alred, P.O. Box 1548, Decatur, GA 30031.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Interviews will include a Zoom screening followed by a group in-person interview at GVP. Our hope is to fill the position for a start date in the first half of September 2023.

About Global Village Project

As the only school in the U.S. for refugee girls, Global Village Project’s mission is to reactivate the schooling of refugee girls so they can access the benefits of a holistic education. Our 3-year academic program bridges the educational gaps our students have experienced during their transition and resettlement as refugees, and it’s totally free for their families. Each year, 40-50 young women from Clarkston, GA are enrolled, and our alums are matched with volunteer mentors to support their transition to high school.