Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) is one of New York City’s leading schools for students with learning disabilities. We first opened our doors in 1984 when a group of parents, special education professionals, and community members came together to meet the needs of elementary age children with learning disabilities in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Our first class began with just five students, and today we have 383 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in three buildings.
About the Position
We are seeking a skilled, highly organized, hard working Assistant Director of Communications to support the Office of Advancement beginning July 2017 . The ideal candidate is reliable, responsible, and cares about the work s/he does. You will work as part of a team of four incredibly dedicated professionals in a school which takes pride in its mission and puts a great emphasis on community.
Write content for and manage all submissions and photo selections for MMFS newsletter under the direction of the Director of Communications.
Miscellaneous writing as needed, including articles for the biannual magazine, blogs and grant proposals.
Maintain all photographic assets for MMFS and calendar of photographs needed throughout the school year. Update promotional screens at each division on quarterly basis.
Manage MMFS calendars, including public facing and faculty/staff.
In collaboration with the Director of Communications, manage communications calendar, including Social Media posts, updates to the MMFS website, and both email and traditional communications. Create and post content as scheduled.
Produce and disseminate regular parent communications as needed.
Maintain regular reports on effectiveness of communications.
Manage printing of MMFS stationery and other branded materials for the school.
Assist with development and dissemination of solicitation and stewardship materials for annual fundraising campaigns and event invitations.
Support Gala efforts with creation and design of email marketing, web updates, and auction management.
Provide assistance at events and additional support for Development campaigns as needed
Credentials and Education: BA required, MA preferred. Must have at least 3+ experience in communications, marketing or public relations, preferably in education or a non-profit setting. Experience with database management and in creation of digital content a plus.
Skills: Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required, as well as attention to detail, creativity, vision, and humor. Must be a team player.
This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday during normal business hours, schedule to be determined upon hire.; this position requires evening and weekend work during development campaigns and special events.
Salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package (medical, dental, vision, retirement, vacation, sick and personal time, among others).
A full background check is required for employment.
How to Apply
We offer a rewarding work experience at our Brooklyn Heights campus. The School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's administration and faculty.
To apply for this position, please send your résumé and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position and upload it to https://goo.gl/0MfwkA to the attention of Orla Dunstan.
You will receive an acknowledgement when we receive your résumé. If your background and experience are appropriate to the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our staff.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience