Job Summary: The Director of Communications will direct Sequoyah’s internal and external communications to enhance the visibility of the school and strengthen the relationships between the school and its constituent groups, including prospective families, current students and their parents, as well as alumni and friends of the school. They will develop and manage all aspects of the school’s communications plan, including publications, media relations, special event publicity, and online platforms.
Direct the school’s internal and external communications and marketing, advancing Sequoyah’s goals and increasing engagement with constituencies.
Develop messages and communications that express an understanding of Sequoyah’s history, culture, educational philosophy and traditions.
Serve as an advisor to the Director of Advancement, Director of Admissions, and Head of School on matters pertaining to the school’s communications
Support the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Director of Advancement, Director of Admissions, and others as directed by the Head of School and/or Director of Advancement, by drafting and editing communications including correspondence.
Manage all aspects of the school’s communications and marketing plan, including print and online communication, event publicity, social media, and media relations.
Serve as executive editor for schoolwide communications assuring consistency across publications.
Develop and manage an integrated social media presence.
Support senior administrators, faculty, and staff in developing and articulating a shared understanding of curriculum goals and student learning, policies and protocols, and expectations for roles and responsibilities within the school community.
Ensure communication quality and consistency across various functions of the school and establish guidelines to apply schoolwide for professionals and volunteers.
Oversee the coordination of graphic design, advertising, photography, videography, writing, editing, graphic identity, speeches/remarks and online content.
Direct strategic publicity for special on- and off-campus events that enhances the school’s visibility and affinity among its constituent groups, including prospective families, current students and their parents, alumni, and friends of Sequoyah.
Desired Expertise & Experience
Proven success as an administrator responsible for communications and marketing
A master’s degree in a related field
Flexibility and creativity in a fast-moving office environment
Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects with shifting priorities and competing deadlines
Ability to develop, monitor and adhere to budgets and production schedules.
Exceptional public speaking, writing and editing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Understanding of the value of diversity within a school
The Director of Communications will take on other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Advancement or the Head of School, and must be willing to work evenings and occasional weekends to fulfill responsibilities.
Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.
Interested candidates please send a cover letter along with your resume to:
Director of Advancement
Please indicate in the subject line of your email the name of the position you are interested in.
For more information about Sequoyah School please see our website at www.sequoyahschool.org
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.