Job Description Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Associate is responsible for ensuring current and incoming families, faculty, and staff are well-informed and supported by engaging, timely, and thorough online and print communications. The Communications Associate also provides expertise in marketing and communications to school staff and parent volunteers so they, too, can welcome and update members of our community. Specifically, areas of responsibilities will include the following: • Creatively and strategically determine how best to communicate needed information as well as our stories with current and incoming families, faculty, and staff. • Oversee the “back end” of the website—the resources available to parents, faculty, and 2 staff when logged into the school website. • Write parent newsletters and annual letters to new and current families. • Report on school activities for the website, newsletters, social media, and school magazine. • Photograph and film classroom and school events; edit video. • Train other departments (Athletics, Admissions, Alumni, Summer Programs, etc.) and parent volunteers on updating the website and sending e-newsletters. • Create handbooks and online resources for incoming families. • Support the school’s fundraising efforts and admissions outreach. • Design invitations, flyers, e-newsletters, and ads. • Work closely with the Parents’ Association to promote their events to the school community and public. • Manage the school calendar and, every three years, prepare the calendar shared with fellow PECF institutions. • Update and oversee the production of print directories, planners, and handbooks. The position may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Professional Experience & Qualifications Minimum Experience: All candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with experience. Education: Completed Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in Communications Certifications: N/A Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working in a Communications Department • Knowledge of HTML, web design, and database management systems (i.e., Blackbaud School Website and Raiser’s Edge preferred) • Experience with Adobe Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Premiere or Rush) • Creative, innovative, and strategic thinking 3 • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience with photography and videography and image/video editing • Ability to work with a group of colleagues in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment • Ability to plan independently, organize, and coordinate multiple tasks • Demonstrated strategic skills in short- and long-term planning and facilitation and collaboration • Analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills • Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure • Sensitivity for and understanding of academic disciplines and issues • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and professionals to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.