The Independence School is seeking a Communications Specialist. This is a 12-month position with flexible hours (with 20 hours per week guaranteed).
You should be a creative digital storyteller with a marketing mindset. You should have a passion for children and education. You should be curious and comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and cultures. This position requires a commitment to teamwork and the ability to collaborate with all levels of faculty and staff to align communications with the mission of The Independence School. Flexibility, productivity, and accuracy are musts.
Utilizing a robust website content management system and its associated modules for the planning and production of engaging, creative content across all aspects of the school.
Supporting the execution of social media strategy, including the development and publishing of content.
Creating and editing videos for use on the website, social media, and special events.
Writing and publishing news and event updates and producing related multimedia content for school communication channels, including internal digital billboards.
Serving as a school photographer and videographer.
Bachelor's degree in a related field (i.e., marketing, communications, public relations)
Minimum of two years' experience, preferably in education or a non-profit organization
Proficiency with all Microsoft applications
Proficiency with iMovie and other video production and editing tools
Familiarity with Google G Suite
Extensive knowledge of and experience managing social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
Strong written and oral communication skills
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and to efficiently manage several work assignments and tasks simultaneously
Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend events as necessary (comp time will be provided)
Positive attitude, relationship-building skills, and a strong work ethic
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Internal Number: #187
About The Independence School
The Independence School, located on 90 acres in the Pike Creek Valley, provides an exceptionally strong academic foundation, delivered in a stimulating environment that reflects a strong commitment to citizenship and character development. Independence graduates are academically successful, intellectually curious, and demonstrate leadership and self-responsibility. The school welcomes children age 3 through grade 8.