The Buckley School, an independent K-IX school for boys in New York City, seeks a talented and experienced professional to become its next Director of Communications.
Position and Daily Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Communications serves on the school-wide administrative team and is responsible for generating and overseeing a comprehensive communications program designed to ensure that the School’s internal and external constituencies remain engaged and informed. Key responsibilities include:
Manage all digital and print communications and publications, including a weekly e-newsletter, a bi-annual magazine, and day-to-day e-blasts and messages to the community from various administrators
Manage the School’s public-facing website, including design implementation and regular photo, video, and text updates
Manage the resources available to current community members on the School’s internal website
Manage the School’s social media presence
Coordinate the daily photography and videography needs of the School, as well as the documentation of all special events
Coordinate emergency notifications and crisis communication plans as needed
Partner with the Admissions Office to effectively market the School to prospective families through a variety of channels, including print and digital brochures, public-facing school profiles, and targeted messaging
Partner with the Development Office to support the School’s advancement initiatives through the production of solicitation brochures and annual reports
Partner with the Human Resources department to support the School’s recruitment efforts and enhance internal communication on HR-related issues
Partner with the Head of School’s Office in the creation and implementation of all communications from the Head of School
A skillful, brave, and eager collaborator, the Director of Communications will serve as a voice of balance and perspective on the administrative team, offering wisdom on potential program and philosophy changes and expertise on best methods of communicating information. Other leadership responsibilities include:
Oversee new marketing initiatives and projects, including upcoming website re-design and creation of a new curriculum guide
Manage the Buckley Style Guide and update communications protocols as needed
Consistently reevaluate and enhance communication practices with current community
Lead communications strategy with new initiatives (building projects, strategic plans, etc.)
Expert level writing and nuanced understanding of English grammar, usage, and style
Ability to manage multiple complex projects and players in a variety of media
Comfort with digital media production, graphic and video editing, and new technology platforms
A deep and deft understanding of best practices in communicating publicly
Demonstrated strength as an oral communicator and effective presentation skills
A highly professional comportment and a winning sense of humor, often—but not always—in that order
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please put "Director of Communications" in the subject line. No calls please.
The Buckley School is an equal opportunity employer. Buckley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Buckley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.
The Buckley School in the City of New York is an independent, K-9 day school for boys located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, United States.
The school has two divisions: Lower School (K-4) and Upper School (5-9), with a student body of approximately 355 pupils and 125 faculty and staff members. The head of school is Gregory J. O’Melia, the sixth head to be appointed since the school's founding in 1913.
Buckley is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC). Additionally, it is a charter member of the Manhattan Private Middle School League and the Metropolitan Private Middle School Track and Field Association. The school's motto is “Honor et Veritas” (Honor and Truth). Its official seal is a shield.