Indian Springs School, an independent, coeducational, day and boarding school serving 300 talented students in grades 8-12, seeks a Communications Associate to join the school’s passionate and creative External Affairs team. The position will report to the Director of Communications and will help leverage social media, the school’s new website (currently under development), other digital media platforms, and high-quality print publications to promote Indian Springs, support admission and fundraising efforts, and engage alumni, parents, faculty, students, prospective families, and the general public.
Help to develop and implement a strategic social media plan that supports the school’s distinctive mission and is in keeping with Springs’ brand identity across multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
Produce digital content (e-Invitations, e-Newsletters, etc.) to promote External Affairs (Advancement, Admissions, Communications) efforts
Evaluate analytics and stay up-to-date on social media trends to extend reach and engagement
Produce high-quality photos and videos and manage Springs’ cloud-based photo database
Design e-communications and update content on org (scheduled to relaunch in November 2017)
Assist with drafting media releases and writing stories for Indian Springs magazine
Create promotional and directional signs, printed programs, and slide shows
About Indian Springs:
Indian Springs School brings together a diverse and vibrant cohort of just over 300 students in the 8th-12th grades on a 350-acre campus where nature serves as both inspiration and laboratory. In 2016, Business Insider named Springs “one of the 15 most beautiful schools around the world.” Students from 20 states and countries and about 40 distinguished faculty members work together in a model of shared governance. Students discover their passions by taking part in everything from athletics to our renowned choir to student-run scholastic, service, and special-interest clubs. Our cutting-edge, Silver LEED-certified classrooms (built in 2015), broad curriculum, and innovative independent study and virtual learning opportunities all enhance the dynamic teaching environment that opens doors to new ideas and new possibilities for students and faculty alike.
Founded in 1952 and led for its first 20 years by forward-thinking educator Dr. Louis E. “Doc” Armstrong, Indian Springs aims to connect, value, and include young people and adults whose origins, identities, beliefs, and experiences reflect the rich and instructive diversity of our global society. Guided by our motto, Learning through Living, Indian Springs School fosters a love of learning and creativity, a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship with respect for individuality and independent thought.
For more information, visit IndianSprings.org.
Please email letters of interest with a resume, two writing samples, and additional examples of creative work to Peggy Fleetwood, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at email@example.com.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Cheerful disposition, sense of humor, and ability to communicate effectively and creatively with students, parents, faculty, and alumni
At least two years of prior experience in a communications role
BA/BS required—Journalism, PR, or Marketing/Communications preferred
Firm grasp of social media platforms
Fearless and capable photographer and videographer
Strong working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, Mailchimp, InDesign, and Photoshop
Familiarity with CMS system(s), Google Analytics, SEO, and/or graphic design preferred
Working knowledge of AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style
Strong organizational skills, attention to details, ability to multitask and meet deadlines
Enthusiasm for the school’s mission, culture, and diverse student body, and readiness to assist beyond this job description
Indian Springs School is a boarding and day school that brings together a diverse and vibrant cohort of just over 300 students in the 8th-12th grades, on a 350-acre campus where nature serves as both inspiration and laboratory. Students from over 20 different states and countries and about 40 faculty members work together in a model of shared governance, and students discover their passions by tak...ing part in everything from athletics to our renowned choir to student-run scholastic, service, and special-interest clubs. Our beautiful, cutting-edge classrooms (built in 2015), broad curriculum, and innovative independent study options all enhance the great teaching environment that opens doors to new ideas and new possibilities for students and faculty alike.
Founded in 1952 and led for its first 20 years by forward-thinking educator Dr. Louis E. “Doc” Armstrong, Springs has roots in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey, who inspired our motto: “Learning Through Living.” The school’s founding impulse also stems from a connective, expansive vision of American society and democracy. Our mission is to develop in students a love of learning, a sense of integrity and moral courage, and an ethic of participatory citizenship. Springs aims to connect, value, and include young people and adults whose origins, identities, beliefs, and experiences reflect the rich and instructive diversity of our global society.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Birmingham, Indian Springs is also part of a thriving, technologically advanced city with more than a million people in its greater metropolitan area. Home to world-class cultural institutions, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the McWane Science Center, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham also boasts the award-winning Regions Baseball Park, Red Mountain Park, and nearby Oak Mountain State Park. Birmingham also has a renowned restaurant scene and is an innovation hub. What makes Indian Springs School so unique is that it has the beauty, intimacy, and security of a small-town setting just minutes from the quality of life only a city can offer.
Indian Springs School offers a unique opportunity to participate in a school community that is unlike any other, providing faculty with the freedom to craft their teaching experience in a supportive environment, and enabling faculty to learn as much from students as their students learn from them.