This position, at Phillips Exeter Academy, is responsible for the Academy’s communications programs specifically related to Institutional Advancement. This person will lead communications planning, production and editorial services—providing guidance to staff and acting as a liaison between Communications and the Institutional Advancement (IA) department, in order to create compelling communications materials that effectively engage with the Academy’s alumni and parent audiences, as related to fund-raising. This includes oversight of the Advancement voice and visual representation in e-newsletters, appeals, and other materials.
Create plans and lead the development of marketing and communications materials that create and sustain a culture of giving among alumni and parents. This includes using data and best practices to advise department heads of appropriate vehicles, media, and messages to reach target audiences. Works with Communications colleagues to develop and communicate the Academy’s core messages to all constituencies including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and others.
Plan and execute an overall communications plan for Institutional Advancement, as well as campaigns and programs in conjunction with the rest of the communications team on behalf of Alumni Relations, Exeter Fund, Parent Giving, Principal and Major Gifts, and Donor Relations, across web, social, and print. This includes guiding the creative process and providing oversight of design/development, budgeting, writing, editing, and photography.
8+ years of experience in marketing or communications desired.
Prior experience in advancement at an educational institution or nonprofit strongly preferred.
An understanding of the field of education and independent education is also desired.
Must understand the importance of unified institutional messages through a variety of formats: printed and online publications, as well as video, photography and social media.
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.