Communication Manager - GED Testing Service

PearsonOlympia, WA
Paid Internship

7 months ago


Job Title

Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Job Location

U.S. (Preferably near Washington D.C., major metro area, or state capitol)

Job Overview

As the Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Manager for GED Testing Service, you will play a critical role in leading strategic communications with key stakeholders and national organizations. You will have the exciting opportunity to connect GED students and grads with career training programs, jobs, apprenticeships, and colleges. Your work will help highlight the untapped potential of adult learners and contribute to the nation's economic development and job pipeline.


The minimum full-time salary range is between $75,000 - $85,000. This position is also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Please see the benefits offered here for more information.


  • Develop, deliver and evaluate an annual multi-channel communications strategy.
  • Monitor GED program visibility and sentiment, providing feedback to GEDTS leaders on brand perception.
  • Serve as the primary media contact and spokesperson for the organization.
  • Prepare and manage communications materials and channels (e-newsletter, web pages, social media, press releases).
  • Draft communications for senior leaders, such as newsletter columns, LinkedIn posts, and occasional speeches.
  • Develop content and strategy for the In Session e-newsletter.
  • Manage and develop a communications intern and/or temporary communication specialist.
  • Develop outreach strategies to strengthen partnerships and alliances.
  • Represent GED Testing Service at key national organizations and attend conferences.
  • Travel: Domestic, approximately 5%


  • Located in the U.S., with a preference for proximity to Washington D.C., major metro areas, or state capitals.
  • 4+ years of experience in a communications role.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience combination.
  • Excellent writing skills to convey information concisely and compellingly.
  • Excellent copyrighting and copy-editing skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating communication plans.
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and handle details while aligning with strategic goals.
  • Solid work ethic, drive, and passion for the role.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel/Google Sheets, and PowerPoint.
  • Preferred experience with WordPress.
  • Understanding of adult education and workforce policy is highly desirable.
  • Spanish-language skills are highly desirable.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Communication20%

  • Marketing13%

  • Public Relations Image Management6%

  • Advertising6%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations6%

  • 114 other majors46%

Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For West region

Nonprofit Organization Management

Typical pay range:

$22.99 - $29.56

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Olympia, WA | $3,606/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,590

  • Miscellaneous$908

  • Food$472

  • Transportation$357

  • Utilities$279


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