SUMMARY: The Communications Manager strategically develops, articulates and implements an image of The Center for Early Education that expresses the school mission, its core values and its educational philosophy, and ensures that all Center communications present the school accurately and consistently.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Work with the Head of School to strategically maintain and manage the communications program for CEE, with emphasis on accurately depicting and actively promoting The Center brand in all messages, media and communications.
Create and oversee comprehensive development and production of all content and publications (external and internal), including but not limited to weekly newsletters, website content, social media content and any other media used to communicate with various audiences and constituencies.
Working across departments to develop print and digital publications and communications, especially regarding content and materials specific to admissions, advancement and extended programs.
Ensure consistency of CEE branding and messaging regarding educational philosophy, instructional practice, core values, and public purpose of the school to internal and external communities, as well as accuracy of all facts and content.
Take responsibility for final products in all inter-departmental marketing and communications projects.
Refresh and update website content and design on an annual and on-going basis.
Curate and update content to be shown on video displays throughout campus.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
One to three years of experience (or more) engaging in a broad range of communications activities for a similar organization.
Passion for independent schools is preferred.
Outstanding communication skills, with emphasis on writing and proofreading.
General positive outlook in life and work, where no task is too big or too small to take on.
Good sense of humor a must!
Ability to engage audiences across multiple mediums.
Specific experience in design, writing, editing, project management, publication production, and website and social media content creation are particularly useful.
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work will with different types of people to implement projects.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work toward tight deadlines when necessary.
Cooperative, team approach to colleagues with willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
Willing to work some evenings and weekends.
Strong technology skills; familiarity with website content management systems and social media platforms.
Undergraduate degree preferred with majors and/or minors in some combination of: English, communications, journalism, marketing, or other relevant discipline.
Past projects including two or more of the following: marketing campaign, design work, journalistic or copy writing, innovative use of social media, or related.
Founded in 1939, The Center for Early Education educates students from Toddler through Grade Six. Our urban West Hollywood campus houses 538 children in instructional building with rooftop playgrounds, unique 'green' planting and underground parking. The Center combines a challenging academic curriculum with a nurturing environment that harkens back to the founders' focus on the inner life of the ...child. Both the student body and faculty/staff are very diverse with 50% students of color. The Center offers an ample Financial Aid program with inclusion awards but also strives for socioeconomic diversity among its families. Generous donors and a mature advancement program keep tuition below the median of comparable schools in the Los Angeles area. The Center offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits to employees. A long-standing commitment to professional development allows all employees to further their professional and personal growth.