Position Classification: Full time 12-month salaried-exempt position
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, with evening and weekend service as needed for School events and functions
Reports to: Director of Communications
Position Summary: St. Christopher’s School seeks a Digital Media Manager. St. Christopher’s is the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region. Serving nearly 1,000 boys in grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s prides itself on being a community devoted to bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity.
The Digital Media Manager will play a leading role in telling the story of the School, especially through social channels. He/she will be the “feet on the street” of the School, excelling at capturing the traditional big events, but will also be well versed in finding and highlighting the everyday moments that showcase the special differentiators of the School. The ideal candidate will be skilled in photography, videography, graphic design and social media marketing. He/She will own the end-to-end creation of marketing content from idea to implementation.
Create and publish content on all social media channels
Create and edit video
Develop print and electronic marketing including annual reports, Annual Giving campaigns, and e-newsletters, including weekly and monthly newsletters to parents, faculty and staff
Work collaboratively with each division of the School, including academic, admissions and college counseling departments, to be aware of and familiar with events, programs and accomplishments
Actively participate in all facets of School activities to ensure a deep awareness and understanding of the Community
Serve as staff photographer and videographer
Monitor trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy
Collaborate with the rest of the Communications team and other offices of the School to ensure the School’s brand is consistent
Communicate important updates to the School community in real-time, including inclement weather alerts
Develop and track communications and engagement metrics over time
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or a related field
At least 5 years experience in a communications or related role
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Laser-focused attention to detail
Strong ability to collaborate and influence others
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
Exceptional judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
Proven experience in building out social media strategies.
Knowledge of SEO and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
Working knowledge of video creation/editing
Proficient in Graphic Design Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Knowledge of Google suite
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends for events as needed
Additional Information: Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, a design portfolio (where applicable) and reference contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Digital Media Manager in the subject line.
Application deadline is April 26, 2019
School Website: www.stchristophers.com
About St. Christopher's School
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.