The Nueva School, located in the Bay Area of Northern California and founded in 1967, is an internationally recognized independent PK-12 school serving gifted learners. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter Average Is Over.
Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive integrated studies, constructivist/project based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in visual and performing arts, music, physical education, reading, math, science, technology, programming, engineering, entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
The Digital Content Specialist will be our digital Swiss-army knife, equally adept at strategy, design, production, and website management. This creative and web-savvy team player will work closely with writers, editors, videographers, photographers, student storytellers, and other contractors to produce engaging content for our website and digital publications. In collaboration with outside vendors and our internal technology and communications teams, the Digital Content Specialist will play an instrumental role in reimagining and redesigning a beautiful, modern website that captures the spirit of innovation and lifelong learning at the heart of the Nueva community. In step with this redesign, the Digital Content Specialist will also help lead the management and evolution of best practices to promote a consistent and compelling brand across all our platforms. The Digital Content Specialist will report to the Director of Communications. Responsibilities may include but not be limited to:
Coordinate content production and presentation, including written, graphic, photographic, audio, video, and multimedia, distributed through all channels, including web, email, print, social media, digital signage, etc.
Produce internal content and communications, including on the internal website as well as weekly, seasonal, ad hoc, and special event communications and presentations reinforcing the mission, pedagogy, program, Notably Nueva characteristics and experiences, and life of the school [Nueva Digest and Nueva Notes, annual report, annual calendar, school letters, speeches, etc.].
Produce external content and communications that communicate the mission, pedagogy, program, Notably Nueva characteristics and experiences, and life of the school.
Coordinate production with content owners and creators.
Maintain the external website as a dynamic, informative, and up-to-date multimedia website.
Monitor channels, programs, and content for accuracy, relevance, completeness, consistency, timeliness, and impact.
Strategy, Design, and Implementation
Assist in developing and producing strategic communications, branding, and public relations plans and programs for the school.
Promote consistent production and presentation across all departments, divisions, campuses, and programs.
Manage the implementation of Finalsite and the transition of our existing sites and content to the new platform in conjunction with vendor implementation consultants and our internal technology team.
Maintain, evolve, and implement all content production and presentation policies and practices.
Help maintain all content archives.
Help manage the annual communications calendar.
Other duties as required / assigned.
Proven strategic and creative thinker, producer, and hands-on doer.
Exceptional communications skills including production, presentation, and design.
Demonstrated planning and project management skills. Organized and detail-oriented.
Outstanding public relations and marketing abilities via social media, internet, and print.
Familiarity with current software, technologies, and practices including use of web and social media platforms.
Finalsite, WordPress, and Joomla
Digital asset management and photo archives
Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign
Experience with video and multimedia content creation and production.
Demonstrated success supporting acquisition and retention campaigns.
Experience working independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, dynamic, start-up type environments preferred.
Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices.
Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically.
Strong team player. Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, other donors, partners, and volunteers.
Ability to multitask and manage multiple, conflicting, and changing needs.
Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
A sense of humor.
Demonstrated ability to use good judgment.
At least 3 years of relevant work experience, including portfolio of relevant work.
Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field - digital / media arts, graphic design, web design, media production, communications, journalism, English, etc.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to email@example.com. Please write “Digital Content Specialist” in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience.
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 700 students PK–11 and is expanding to 900+ students PK–12 over the next few years. The school occupies two campuses in the adjacent towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
A cons...tructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”