The Communications Associate works with the Advancement Department to promote and support all aspects of Wilmington Montessori School, including the academic program, Extended Care program, development/fundraising efforts, Camp Montessori, parent education, community involvement and professional development programs. This position is an ideal opportunity for a creative communications professional who embraces challenges and is passionate about child-centered education.
Communications *Manage website content to ensure relevant, accurate and timely information. * Work with Director of Advancement to execute social media plan in order to engage current families, past families, alumni and prospective families. * Assist with photographing school events, maintaining photo library, recording and editing video and managing student publicity restrictions. * Produce school publications as requested by Director of Advancement.
Alumni Relations * Build relationships with alumni and alumni parents, and share alumni news with the community through newsletters, website, social media, etc. * Work with Advancement Associate to plan alumni events and graduation.
Development * Support and promote development events and projects such as the annual fund drive, annual report and auction.
General * Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by Director of Advancement. * Positively represent the school at events. * Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Qualifications: * At least two years in a communications role * Bachelor’s degree - communications, public relations, journalism or marketing preferred * Comfort and knowledge of social media systems * Comfortable with photography/capturing video * Familiarity with website content management systems a plus