An integral member of the Department of Community Engagement and Growth, the Assistant Director of Communication works full-time and reports to the Director of Communication. This role will have a particular focus on capturing daily life at Keys School across our two campuses (Kindergarten through eighth grade) through a variety of media.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gather and Create Content
Visit classrooms and attend school events to gather information, write content, and take photos and videos for short online news and social media posts.
Solicit content from teachers, staff and administrators.
Draft and/or proof content for school publications, website, and communications (print and digital) as requested by the director.
Photograph and/or video day-to-day school events as needed. (Keys School works with a professional photographer/videographer for highly strategic publications and website.)
Draft new faculty/staff bios for the website.
Coordinate the school’s weekly all-school email bulletin.
Manage the school’s social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Stay informed of trends in the use of social media by non-profits, and incorporate best practices.
Manage the school’s online photo archive through Vidigami and work to engage the community in this effort.
Assume the role of project lead on projects, such as the Kindergarten Book, summer mailings, online forms, and other communication projects, as assigned by the Director of Communication.
Track analytics and prepare reports that detail user engagement with the school’s social media feeds, website, vimeo, and Whipple Hill (Blackbaud) pushpages.
Manage content on the KeysNet Resource Board.
Maintain a list of photo/video permissions.
Manage KeysNet distribution groups.
Draft email pushpages for all departments through KeysNet (Whipple Hill and MailChimp).
Create slideshows (State of School, Moving Up Ceremony, end of year activities) as requested by the Director of Communication.
Design ads, banners, pushpages, fliers, etc. as requested by the Director of Communication.
Assist with the creation and implementation of the school’s yearly marketing plan.
Attend meetings – weekly communication meetings, weekly calendar meetings, monthly CEG meetings, and occasional faculty meetings.
Support swag needs.
Handle basic website updates such as job postings, news stories, and faculty/staff updates.
Serve as a member of the Community Engagement and Growth team.
Participate in schoolwide events and meetings.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communication and Director of Community Engagement and Growth.
Demonstrate a passion for Keys School and a keen ability to convey the school’s program, opportunities and vision to an array of constituencies.
Exhibit a cooperative team approach, complete with a good sense of humor and demonstration of a united front.
Demonstrate excellent and effective written and verbal communications with an array of constituents: administrators, faculty, parents, trustees, vendors, consultants, and friends of the school.
Demonstrate excellent story-telling and messaging through photography and videography through traditional and novel publications and media with an array of constituents: administrators, faculty, parents, trustees, vendors, consultants, and friends of the school.
Display initiative, internal motivation, a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined, and an ability to learn new and established procedures.
Execute duties efficiently, accurately and on or before deadlines.
Competent with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Possess knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Wordpress, Whipple Hill and Vidigami, and the ability to learn additional software and web-based applications as needed.
Exhibit sound judgment related to confidential conversations, projects, and information related to the School or any of its constituents including the effective communication regarding such matters to the appropriate individuals.
Possess and provide evidence of a bachelor’s degree.
Possess a minimum of 3-5 years of related professional experience.
Able to work occasionally during events in the early morning, evening, and weekend.
Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI.
Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance.
Maintain a valid driver’s license and the ability to transport oneself between two campuses and to surrounding cities.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and sound hearing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. On occasion, the employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, jump, hop, skip, and dance.
Interested Candidates: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three to five references to email@example.com.
Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit keysschool.org
About Keys School
Keys School challenges students to develop a keen intellect and a generous spirit, to advocate for themselves and others, and to honor curiosity and reflection in an increasingly hurried world.