Whittle School & Studios is seekingan experienced?communications?and parent relations professional to serveas the Directorof Communications.This position, located inWashington, DC,providesoversight/ executesofthecommunicationstrategyfor the DC Campus of Whittle School & Studios.The Director of Communicationsworks collaboratively with administrators, staff, faculty, and, as needed, outside vendors, to clearly articulate and celebrate the school’s unique program and vision of progressive education.This position will be responsible for internalcommunications, marketing, and parent interfaces with our student information system while also serving as a liaison to our parent organization.
This individual Director of Communicationswill report toHead of School.
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following:
Write, edit, and proofread articles, proposals, templates, letters, reports, print and electronic communications and publications
Oversee,developand editcontent for theDC campus’ newsletterand all other campus-focusedCommunications
Developsand maintains the school’s publication calendar (publication dates, deadlines leading to production, specific themes)
Produces communications and publications for internal and external communities: parents, faculty and staff, friends, benefactors, the media, prospective families,
Reviews and proofreads written communications from the school community including letters, newsletters and print publications
Advisesacademic divisions and co-curricular programsto support internal and external communication efforts
Desired Qualification / Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree inEnglish, communications, journalism or relevant field
Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant communications experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong writing andcopyediting skills
Strong team orientation and ability to work collaboratively with all members of the school community
Photography skill is a plus
Ability to write clearly for a variety of audiences and platforms
Independent school experience is preferred
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios is an educational startup aiming to develop the world’s first truly global school. By 2025, we plan to open 30 campuses serving children ages 3 to 18 in the world’s most vibrant cities. We are a highly integrated learning community and will provide educational experiences to thousands of students around the globe. Our campuses are designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano and each location will eventually accommodate 2,500 students.Based on years of research and development, our curriculum design demonstrates our commitment to a global yet personalized education, led by a new type of teacher and set within an innovative campus. Our school intends to graduate students well-versed in core academic skills, proficient as global citizens, able to converse in multiple languages, and with firsthand cultural experiences.In the fall of 2019, our first two campuses will open in Shenzhen, China and Washington, D.C. Our campuses will be connected by a common curriculum that has the flexibility to adapt to local needs. At full capacity, we will enroll 2,500 students, including 5- and 7-day Boarding students.