Reporting to the Director of Advancement Communications, the Associate Director is responsible for developing strategies and providing creative direction and editorial content to support advancement communications. A partner to teams in alumni engagement, annual giving, donor relations, and gift planning, the Associate Director also serves as lead project manager, ensuring that work remains on pace and deliverables achieve the highest quality standards.
As a senior level writer and editor, this person will:
Generate comprehensive marketing and engagement strategies for the Academy’s annual fund and other key clients that may include targeted print and electronic mailings, social media campaigns, newsletters, invitations, and brochures.
Implement and lead digital and social media plans to spur alumni and parent engagement and fundraising efforts. Leverage analytics to inform strategy and decision making.
Create integrated content for Andover magazine and other Academy media channels, as needed.
The Associate Director also serves as a liaison to outside vendors, including photographers, printers and mail services.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of seven years development or foundation communications and project management experience required; educational setting preferred. Experience creating and customizing marketing communications for print, web and social media campaigns required. The successful candidate will be deadline-driven, attentive to detail and results-oriented. Exceptional strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Keen understanding of philanthropy and the expectations of a sophisticated audience, and ability to articulate the values and mission of Phillips Academy also required.