In 1814 we were founded by a woman determined to map uncharted territory, to bring what was unknown to women and make it known, to find new ground, name it and claim it. Emma Hart Willard dared us to look within and see beyond. And in her spirit, we don’t feel bounded by others’ boundaries.
Our goal is to advance a vision of purposeful courage and informed action. Our work is to create a strategic design to invigorate our programs, practices, and spaces. Our success rests on one heroic goal in mind: Developing girls that will grow into the women that can shape and shake the world.
We seek a Head of Strategic Communications who will be responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the School’s communications and marketing efforts. This is a hands-on and creative role responsible for crafting, planning, and executing messaging for Emma Willard School.
This individual will play a key role in the strategic communications rollout of the new vision, strategic design, and fundraising campaign. This position reports to the Head of School and serves on the senior leadership team. This individual works in concert with the Heads of Advancement and Enrollment Management to ensure coordinated, timely, strategic and compelling messaging.
Emma Willard School is seeking a strong, experienced and effective communicator and collaborator. Candidates should be ambitious, strategic, creative, and imaginative thinkers who thrive in a fast-paced, close-knit community.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
About Emma Willard School
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.