About Town School: Town School for Boys is a K-8 all boys' independent school located in San Francisco with approximately 400 students, of whom 46% come from self-identified families of color, and a faculty:student ratio of 1:11. Our diverse faculty and staff can be characterized by their warmth, collegiality, and dedication to our mission and values. At Town, learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated. For more information, please visit our Town Facts page, read about "Why a Boys' School," or learn about our community of belonging.
Town School for Boys seeks a full-time (12-month), resourceful, self-motivated and hands-on professional to serve as Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is an integral part of the school’s small but high-performing Advancement team, overseeing all parent and external communications, web/social presence and maintaining the school's overall brand. Proven project management skills and advanced writing/editing/creative expertise are required to succeed in this role.
The ideal candidate is a highly organized person who possesses strong interpersonal, time management and decision-making skills, and is also willing to listen and learn in order to thrive in a dynamic environment with exceptional educators, collaborative team members, and highly dedicated parent volunteers. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described below.
Create, implement and oversee communication programs that effectively capture Town School's spirit, brand, and voice.
Work with Events & Communications Assistant to develop, review and edit all material for public consumption sent on behalf of the school.
Craft messaging that is clear, concise, and conveys the appropriate tone and voice of the relevant sender.
Manage constituent information and distribution lists, ensuring contact information and groups are accurate and up-to-date.
Maintain a communications calendar that thoughtfully balances and streamlines the high volume of information sent to parents.
Website/Social Media Management
Update portions of the website prior to each academic year and on an ongoing basis. Also keep the internal community "portal" up-to-date and accurate.
Develop an annual social media plan and ensure social media activities are in accordance with the plan and goals.
With the Events & Communications Assistant, manage Town's social media presence, including content development, photography, and social media calendar oversight.
Document school events, athletics and school life via photography and video to convey effective stories and capture key campus events. Events may occasionally fall on evenings and weekends.
Oversee creation of materials that enhance Town's visibility and strengthen ties with existing community, including annual About Town magazine.
Develop comprehensive marketing strategy in consultation with the Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance.
Provide counsel and hands-on support in public relations efforts, and in developing effective communication strategies and messaging in collaboration with the Senior Administration team and Head of School.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years relevant experience.
Deep appreciation and understanding of the school’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
Exemplify a collaborative, decisive, motivating, and engaging communication style.
Ability to balance multiple priorities while keeping track of and meeting deadlines.
Extreme attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
Strategic thinker and empathetic problem solver.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Town School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with similar NAIS schools. Please see the employment section of our website for additional information.
Salary information: At Town, salaries are one component of a compensation package that includes retirement matching, daily lunch, health & dental insurance, and life, AD & LTD insurance. The anticipated annual base salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Director of Communications is $70,000 to $130,000, depending on factors such as years of experience. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as part of any final offer.
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Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
Resume that includes all employment and education information
Since its founding in 1939, Town School for Boys has specialized in educating, nurturing, and celebrating boys. Town provides a rich, challenging, and rigorous educational experience that directly serves the distinctive learning styles, energy levels, and developmental needs of boys in grades K-8. The school cultivates integrity, sensitivity, empathy, and respect in its boys; values diversity, equity, and inclusion; and prepares students to become productive citizens of a constantly evolving world. Town’s faculty and staff are dedicated to advancing the school’s mission, philosophy and core values. Distinguishing features of Town School include its engaging curricula, warm faculty and staff, supportive parent network, and the diversity of interests and backgrounds represented in its student and alumni bodies.