Are you able to employ communications to shift hearts and minds towards liberatory education for all students? Can you unleash the power of the written word as a tool for young people, educators, and communities to enact educational change? Would you like to work at an intentionally-diverse, tuition-free residential school based on antiracism, relationships, and beloved community?
The Communications Associate is responsible for co-developing and facilitating our communications strategy in order to amplify learning and inspire educational change. This change is rooted in the power and voice of young people, educators, and communities, with a relentless antiracist, social justice lens.
Facilitate communications strategy: Implement and evolve communications strategy in alignment with our antiracist, social justice commitment; facilitate our communications strategy by maintaining consistent voice and focus in content including social media, articles, brochures, presentations, and website copy; monitor and analyze key performance indicators to offer suggestions for improvement.
Amplify learning and empower student voice through publications and conference presentations: Work to amplify what we’re learning at Eagle Rock, and what our external partners are learning through their work with us, in order to shift thoughts and actions towards liberatory education for all students. This includes providing support and editing for staff, students, and external partners to publish and present.
Manage the Eagle Rock blog: create and manage editorial calendar creation; draft and edit posts; ghostwriting posts for select team members; format and publishing posts; manage third-party vendors for site hosting, maintenance, and design.
Engage as a member of the professional development team: The PD Associate works together with the rest of the PD team to develop vision and strategy, and implement various initiatives and projects. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating cohorts of changemakers to cultivate capacity and connection in order to make changes that lead to liberatory education for high schoolers.
Facilitate accreditation and reauthorization processes: Facilitate accreditation processes, including written reports, annual updates, and hosting the visits from accreditation teams; every five years, compile the materials necessary to demonstrate that our alternative licensure program is in compliance with Colorado Department of Education guidelines, and host the visit for the reauthorization team.
Participate in our residential school community: Duties related to residential school membership include participating in the following: student advisory, evening and weekend duty, community meetings, chores, service projects and house teams. Willingness to serve as a residential house parent should the need arise.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:
Salary range for this position: $50,000-$80,000, based on education and experience
Vacation/sick time/additional paid time off
Attractive vehicle lease and purchase program
Educational assistance program available
This job description is subject to change at any time.
We are hoping to fill this position immediately – with a start date as close to July 1 as possible. This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process. While we intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this timeline, we are committed to finding the right person; we realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.
After June 7, rolling deadline until filled
Phone and Onsite Interviews: Mid June
Start Date: July
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (preferably one that has been published), and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as one document submitted through https://tinyurl.com/CommAssociateEagleRock. Clarifying questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Bachelors or Masters degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Creative Writing, or similar field; minimum of three years of experience in communications role; antiracist and social justice vision for education; strong writing skills with a track record of publication; organizational skills; deep understanding of public schools; ability to coach students, Eagle Rock colleagues, and external partners to publish articles on antiracist, social justice education; experience working with, and loving commitment to, diverse young people including individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a passion for communication in the service of transforming education; deep love of young people; the embodiment of an antiracist, social justice commitment; team mentality; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; boundless energy; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job.
Additional Salary Information: Based on education and experience
About Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center
Located in Estes Park, Colorado, Eagle Rock School implements effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help them use their minds well. A full-scholarship residential high school with an enrollment capacity of 72 students, Eagle Rock serves adolescents from historically marginalized groups and communities, for whom opportunities are not otherwise available, and who have the desire and commitment to excel in their academics, leadership and personal growth. The school serves to educate our students and to provide grounding for our professional development center work of supporting engaging, innovative education practices throughout the United States. Eagle Rock is proud to be an anti-racist, social justice organization. Visit our website to learn more about who we are, the work we do and the students we serve: www.eaglerockschool.org