Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.
From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.
Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator. This role will provide support for all internal communications and external marketing strategies, providing exceptional customer service and meeting the varying needs of families, affinity groups, students, classrooms, departments, and divisions. This position reports to the Director of Admission and Communication. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.
Advance the mission, vision, and values of Mounds Park Academy.
Collaborate with classrooms, divisions, departments, and affinity groups in the development, design, and dissemination of all electronic and printed communications.
Collaborate with the Office of Development and the Marketing and Communications Manager to execute fundraising communication tools and strategies.
Lead the management, monitoring, and measurement of the school’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, and TikTok through a wide variety of content development (news stories, blog articles, photography, video, etc.).
Serve as the lead email manager, producing regular electronic communications for a variety of audiences.
Serve as the lead campus photographer and videographer, covering events and classroom happenings on a daily basis.
Interview key stakeholders (alumni, families, students, faculty and staff, etc.) and develop feature stories that advance the MPA mission.
Organize and maintain all communications-related plans, brand collateral, calendars, reports, files, and archives. Monitor the implementation of the MPA brand across all channels.
Provide a variety of office support services including proofreading, research, maintenance of lists, distribution of materials, documentation of measures of success, and general assistance with meetings and on- and off-campus events.
Manage the overall department budget, ensuring accuracy of reconciliations, timely processing of expenses, and monitoring department progress toward spending goal.
Be an active, positive, and contributing member of the school community.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as journalism, communications, English, or marketing.
One-two years of relevant experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
Self-motivated, willing to learn, and highly-organized with a very keen attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to quickly produce compelling, accurate content both in writing and visually. A strong creative vision and style. Excellent photography skills.
A sincere commitment to MPA’s mission and the willingness to be a visible, enthusiastic brand ambassador. Passion for what is good for children and families.
Exceptional interpersonal communication and customer service skills that are consistently applied to member of the MPA community. High and positive energy.
Exceptional project management skills including the ability to think independently and critically, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Three or more years of experience in a school, school district, or non-profit organization.
Experience within an independent, PreK-12 school setting.
Experience with Constant Contact, Word Press, HTML, Adobe Suite, and/or Asana is preferred.
Email a cover letter, resume, and three work samples that demonstrate content development, photography, videography, and/or graphic design skills to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Application materials are due by the end of the business day on May 11, 2021. This position will begin as soon as possible.
About Communications Coordinator
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.