Position Purpose Using a mission- and value-focused storytelling framework, the Communications Office seeks to ensure SCH’s visibility in the independent school marketplace and advance the school’s key messages and brand to internal and external audiences. This position is a key member of the Communications Office and will work closely with the other members of the communications team to support initiatives and projects for the Admissions and Development Offices and other departments, including athletics, the Parents Association, the Alumni Office, the Arts, and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Assists with digital communications—writing and preparing email communications using school website software (Blackbaud content management system), including weekly parent e-newsletter.
Supports Communications Director with building/editing/curating content for the school’s website.
Supports Associate Director of Marketing & Communications with social media activity, including photos, copy, and video content.
Collaborates with Communications team to capture and promote key events and activities (photo and video) to and help maintain the school’s photo/video archive. (Occasional evening and weekend assignments.)
Assists with in-house graphic design projects to support all school divisions and departments—postcards, invitations, flyers, brochures, slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Promotes events through online calendar listings, flyers, media alerts.
Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Experience managing email marketing programs, including copy editing, design and data analysis.
Fluency with a content management system.
Experience with website metrics and data analysis tools, including Google Analytics.
Experience with social media platforms and their corresponding analytics.
Specific software knowledge with Photoshop and inDesign.
Ability to multitask and self-manage projects in a fast-paced, high-profile office.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Demonstrated understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
Candidates will be expected to provide accurate and publication-ready work, keeping all communications aligned with brand standards and established guidelines.
Interested candidates must 1) email a cover letter and resume; 2) provide at least one recent writing sample; 3) submit an example of successful design work or social media campaign; and 4) provide contact information for three references to email@example.com. Please submit all application materials by close of school on July 27, 2018.
About SCH Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.