Position Overview: The Communications Associate is part of the team that facilitates communications at Lick-Wilmerding High School. Using skills in content management in both print and online media, the Communications Associate supports the design and production of communications. Responsibilities for this position include compiling and editing information, graphic design, photography, and video production as appropriate. The Communications Department monitors and maintains the school’s brand identity standards and supports overall integrity of the website. Whether it’s helping to craft Admissions’ online presence during recruitment and enrollment, or promoting fundraising efforts for the Alumni & Development office, Communications at LWHS serves to build and unify the community.
Responsibilities: The Communications Associate primarily assists with the following responsibilities:
Compile, proofread, copyedit, format all content for the weekly e-newsletter that gets sent to all parents and students
Update all public pages of the website, including ongoing review of content and layout, refresh the website for each new academic year, and optimize the desktop and mobile experience
Publish various content as requested, including but not limited to calendar events, academic syllabi, ticket sales, invitations, media gallery albums, news on the homepage, guidebooks, athletics, alumni, learning strategies, and college counseling pages
Send email blast “pushpages” as necessary
Edit and post job listings externally
Generate school forms both digital and print
Create resource boards and “group” pages within the website for students, parents, faculty and staff
Organize and maintain the online photo archive
Coordinate and implement engaging content for social media
Highlight announcements on the lcd screens around campus
Provide wordpress blog and google site support for academic departments, student clubs, etc.
Respond to ongoing help requests from students, faculty, and staff
Take photos and video of activities in and outside of the classroom
Build the school schedule in google calendar
Research strategies to improve website design improvements, taking into account the user experience
Maintain consistent communications, messaging, branding, etc., as appropriate, across all departments and programs
Ensure all landing pages are compelling with dynamic content for SEO and constituent experience
Analyze user behavior data and make content improvements based on metrics
Additional work as assigned
Demonstrated excellence and consistency in verbal and written communication
Graphic design skills, including strong knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
Proficiency in HTML and CSS; experience with content management systems a plus
Ease with DSLR cameras for photo and video; understanding of the rule of thirds for photo composition, aperture, ISO, etc.
Ability to multitask and manage multiple, conflicting, and changing needs while still maximizing efficiency
Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to equity as it relates to digital media
Strong work ethic
Ability to learn quickly
Organized and detail oriented
A keen eye for design
Strong interpersonal skills—empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Ability to work effectively with all constituencies within the school’s internal and external communities (faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni)
Bachelor’s degree required
How to Apply: Please apply through our employment site- https://www.lwhs.org/about/employment and submit a cover letter, resume, and name and contact information for three references. No calls or emails please. This position is open until filled.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.