About Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools (HFTFS) is a program of The Smidt Foundation, established by Harbor Freight Tools Founder Eric Smidt, to support the advancement of skilled trades education in America. With a deep respect for the dignity of these fields and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands, HFTFS was created to foster and shine a light on excellence in skilled trades education in American public high schools. Believing that access to quality skilled trades education gives high school students pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs and a workforce our country needs, HFTFS aims to stimulate greater understanding, support and investment by public entities and others in skilled trades education. To learn more about HFTFS, please visit HarborFreightToolsforSchools.org.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for working collaboratively with a small entrepreneurial team to build and implement a communications plan that shines a positive light on skilled trades education in American high schools. The HFTFS team operates in a highly-collaborative fashion. Team members are expected to share meaningful input and accept insightful feedback in ways that enhance our organizational effectiveness and enrich our team culture.
The Communications Manager position will magnify the programs operated by HFTFS - including the Prize for Teaching Excellence - and creatively address the stigma that faces skilled trades education across the country. This is a unique role and opportunity to utilize effective communications to tell the stories of inspiring students and teachers, and play a pivotal role in shifting public opinion about skilled trades education and careers. HFTFS believes our mission has the power to be transformative for our country’s public education systems, the teachers we support, the students they serve, and the workforce we hope to strengthen. The Communications Manager must reflect this passionate belief through HFTFS communications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Impact: Make HFTFS a go-to, respected source for high-quality skilled trades data, resources and stories
Strong communications skills:
Excellent performance in relevant work experience:
Bachelors’ degree required, Master’s degree preferred
For application instructions or questions, please email [email protected]