The Communications Office at Friends Seminary works to promote the School, both internally, and in the public eye. Through its efforts in communications and media, the office aims to safeguard the Quaker mission of the School, and showcase it in action. The Visual Communications Designer is a full-time member of the Communications Office, reporting to the Associate Director of Communications. This person has important responsibilities in creating digital, print and multimedia assets that will help tell the story of Friends Seminary.
Design and post stories for the website, social media, weekly email newsletter, microsites and CCTV monitors, as well as for print pieces
Serve as the Friends website’s technical webmaster, which includes regular maintenance and troubleshooting (front and back ends)
Manage programming, designing, scheduling and installations for the Rosenquist Art Gallery
Utilizing skills in coding and design, pitch and execute innovative solutions for communication systems
Serve as a primary photographer for the school, which includes covering some night and weekend events
Manage stationery and business cards for all offices
Assist with administrative duties, such as Amex reports and vendor payment requests
Assist with room reservation and school calendar systems
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Acute attention to detail and a high degree of organization
Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud
Familiarity with email service providers such as MailChimp and Constant Contact is highly desirable
Ability to keep pace in deadline-driven environment across multiple projects
Strong ability to prioritize work based on short and long-term needs
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006