As Nueva’s Head of School, Diane Rosenberg, concludes her 19-year tenure at the end of the 2019-20 school year, the school is enthusiastically engaged in a search for its next head. As the internal communication program manager, your job is to successfully develop a positive and forward-looking internal communication campaign for this 2019-2020 transitional year. The campaign includes three elements:
Clear and transparent internal and external communication around the head search process, providing meaningful opportunities for community engagement and input regarding characteristics and qualities we are looking for in our next Head of School
Communication within the Nueva community around the leadership transition more generally, celebrating the growth of the school under Diane’s leadership, while creating a welcoming environment attractive to an incoming head.
Short celebratory send-off for Diane and Bob Rosenberg at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
The campaign should be strategic, with emphasis on the strength of the school, and a goal of positioning the school and community as strong and confident with much opportunity for continued success, and warm and welcoming to its next head. Nueva’s leadership transition is an opportunity to share the history of the school over the last two decades through narrative and stories, highlighting the strengths of the school. In doing so, the message will be clear: Nueva has become a world-class institution in the last two decades with an international reach, ready for its next visionary leader.
This is a fixed-term, one school year, role, and a blend of working onsite and remotely.
As the Internal Communication Program Manager, you will:
Develop a communication plan, strategy and campaign around the Head of School search and this transitional year.
Oversee and project manage the communication plan, strategy and campaign.
Manage a team of existing and to-be-hired consultants, volunteers, and interns; work closely with Nueva’s Head Search Communications Committee.
Develop positive internal relationships and communication with faculty, Nueva Parents Association (NPA) and staff, working closely with the executive team and HR; act as a liaison across various departments as the internal communications lead.
Work with a team to develop internal correspondence (including speeches to be used for community-wide events and communications), and visual planning of the growth and next chapter storyline. Collaborate with internal departments to create innovative content ideas.
Identify resources to execute the campaign in a timely and effective manner.
Ensure the initiatives and projects are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organization, and successfully communicated to stakeholders including NPA, and faculty members.
Act as one window for community feedback.
Potentially handle public relations activities.
Regularly create content for a variety of platforms including, but not limited to, the Nueva website, intranet, newsletters, community videos, etc.
Minimum 5-year prior experience in internal communication field or marketing communication field, preferably in nonprofit or education field.
Self-starter and quick larner; work well with various departments and staff.
Experience managing staff.
Excellent writing skills: You must have editing and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from alumni and community.
Familiar with Adobe creative suite.
Please visit http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/ to submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to your application for the position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 900 students PK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used ...to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.