The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with two distinct but related missions. First, we support programmatic initiatives structured to identify, pilot, and scale systemic improvements in public education. Second, we support public policy solutions that invest in our students, encourage innovation and autonomy, and improve college and workforce readiness.
The future of Texas – our economy, communities, and citizenry – depends on how well we prepare our students today. All students deserve a level playing field and equal access to a quality public education. We believe our public schools represent our greatest hope for educating and preparing all 5+ million Texas students for the future.
If you’re ready to get engaged, join us to help strengthen and improve public schools for all Texas students. Because the future of Texas is in our public schools.
Come be part of our journey!
Raise Your Hand Texas, a non-profit, non-partisan public education advocacy organization, seeks a Media Relations Associate to handle targeted media relations, regional advocacy communications, and policy campaign content support. This position will be responsible for media engagement to support the efforts of more than a dozen regional advocacy directors in key markets across the state — this new and growing advocacy team is responsible for building a robust pro-public education constituency across Texas. The Media Relations Associate also will be responsible for media outreach efforts to support the organization’s legislative interests and statewide media relations promoting the organization’s work and the work of innovative educators and school leaders across the state to help reframe the conversation around the importance and impact of public schools.
The perfect candidate will be an accomplished communications strategist, media tactician, and writer. The person in this role must know how to establish and build strong relationships with the media, position an organization as a trusted and primary resource for relevant topics, create media materials and other content, and gain significant earned media coverage.