Summary: The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Communications and supports the school’s communication, outreach, and marketing initiatives. The Communications Associate provides administrative and project management support to the admissions and communications departments. They will also uphold the principles of the school’s religious identity as an Episcopal school and reflect those values in every aspect of their work. S/he will be required to be a daily active, physical presence in the school, as well as attend occasional evening and weekend school-related functions and activities to document events, activities, and celebrations.
Manage external communications output. To include: Gathering and managing social media content for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Support the Director of Communications in the production of the weekly email newsletter for faculty and parents
Manage content for web portals, including Parent Portal, Student Portal, and other internal portals
Manage photography content
Visit classrooms to take photographs
Collect images from teachers
Manage photo content in Smugmug
Support the Director of Communications to ensure the communication strategy is consistent and reflects the school’s mission and guiding principles.
Implement social media strategies and provide tactical support and oversite to the plan.
Build and sustain online communities.
Enhance engagement and deepen relationships with key stakeholders
Manage relationships with vendors and external contractors.
Under the direction of the Director of Communications, publish videos and photography on the school’s website and social media sites.
Document events, projects, and celebrations with photographs, reporting, and posts.
Collaborate with admissions to develop communications, marketing, focused narratives, and promotion plans.
Edit and revise content as necessary.
Work across various technology platforms, including Veracross, Smugmug, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Ensure regular and comprehensive communication and reporting to the Head of School and Director of Communications, including identified priorities and outcomes.
Required Qualifications Degree in a related field and 2 or more years of marketing and communications experience.
Preferred Qualifications Outreach and Communications experience in an independent school environment preferred.
About St Hilda's and St Hugh's School
St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s is an independent, Episcopal school for children in beginners through grade 8. Founded in 1950, the school endeavors to create and educate a community diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs, preparing our students to make meaningful contributions to our global society. It is located in the Morningside Heights community of Manhattan.
In compliance with federal, state, and local laws, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other program administered by the school.