Contract Terms: Full-time exempt, 12-month position, starting February 1, 2021
Purpose of the Position and Overview: The Communications Specialist is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day communications tools and platforms for the school, and helps foster a critical sense of belonging for all constituents in the school community by closely collaborating with the Office of Admission and Summer Camp, Office of Community Engagement, the Business Office, and the heads of our three grade level divisions – K12, 345 and middle school.
An important goal of this position is to ensure accuracy and integration of all of the school’s communications tools, platforms and relevant databases, and to drive consistency throughout both internal and outfacing messaging, brand identity, and user experiences among all school constituents – parents, alumni, summer camp families, faculty and staff. The purpose of this position is to provide communications support across administrative functions at the school in a collaborative and responsive way that aligns with our British Primary philosophy, mission, vision and values and that embodies our 7 Goals for Learners:
Self-Awareness – self-advocacy and confidence in one’s beliefs and abilities.
Collaboration – working with and striving to understand others, including cooperation, communication and empathy.
Respect – as well as appreciation, for one’s role as a responsible community member.
Curiosity – including creativity, risk-taking and ability to think anew.
Perseverance – finding success through hard work and internal motivation.
Academic Resourcefulness – problem-solving, critical thinking, applying skills and concepts.
Joyful, Lifelong Learning – finding fulfillment in pursuing one’s passions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Full responsibility for the Stanley BPS website (stanleybps.org) and Stanley BPS mobile app – content, functionality, and necessary linkages to other back-end school databases and systems.
Collaborate with department leaders and ensure oversight of branding, style guide implementation, and creative direction. Maintain and defend the school’s voice and character so that all materials and communications coming from the school look and feel like Stanley.
Collaborate with the Head of School’s Executive Assistant to support with external email and SMS message communications to staff, parents, prospective families, as needed.
Support the Office of Admissions and Summer Camp and the Office of Community Engagement with digital campaigns, video production, mailings, marketing collateral, event related communication, signage and other promotional channels.
Manage the school’s editorial calendar, including the production and distribution of the school’s weekly e-newsletter, and serve as a responsive hub for day-to-day communications to ensure communications from various divisions and departments are coordinated for impact.
Supports social media calendar and cadence for facebook.com/stanley.british and instagram.com/stanleybritishprimaryschool and YouTube/Vimeo. Helps manage school photo
On-site support of student-related activities as needed, carpool-line check-in, lunchroom duties, parent events, full-staff events, etc., and as needed.
User training, documentation and support with communications platforms for teachers, staff and parents.
Degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing or a communications-related area of focus or equivalent.
Detail oriented in all aspects of work with a commitment to quality, ownership of work, and culturally competent interpersonal relationships.
Stellar and insightful writer with insight into different styles and messages that are appropriate for different platforms and constituents.
Experience and competence with communications platforms such as Adobe Creative suite, Microsoft Office, G-suite (including Google Analytics); content management systems such as Blackbaud, Blackboard, Finalsite, WordPress; and email marketing tools like ConstantContact, Smore, etc.
High level of comfort learning, engaging, evaluating, and adopting new technologies and tools and training and sharing them with peers and other employees.
Creative and pragmatic – able to help identify the right channels and media for promotions, strategic communications and marketing-communications approaches.
Comfortable taking the initiative and self-starting and able to take direction from multiple people, juggle competing priorities, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively across a large and diverse team of school leaders.
A passion for school-aged children and for supporting teachers, and prior experience in independent schools is an asset.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs
To initiate an application, please submit the following:
Stanley BPS is a K-8 school located in Denver, CO. For over 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community.