Marketing Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




8 Winchester Place
Suite 202
United States


Schools for Children is a private, non-profit that operates five school programs. The organization runs an independent PreK – Grade 8 school, a before- and after-school program, and three programs for students with special needs. The special education programs serve students who face a complex mix of academic, social and emotional challenges.

Schools for Children is searching for a Marketing Specialist who will work with the three special education programs to enhance their visibility, messaging, and ultimately their enrollment. These programs are Dearborn Academy, Seaport Academy, and Dearborn STEP (which is a 45-day assessment program). Responsibilities include:

  • Sharpening existing messaging
  • Establishing ongoing connections with the key stakeholders: Special Education Directors, Out of District Coordinators, Educational Advocates, Parent Advocacy Groups, and Local Community Members
  • Organizing periodic events which draw professional colleagues and other interested parties to the schools
  • Producing periodic e-newsletters
  • Maintaining mailing lists
  • Maintaining brochures and websites
  • Creating and producing annual fundraising events and appeal letters
  • Tracking and assessing the performance of activities using data and make regular improvements
  • Assisting in developing advisory boards for each of the three schools
  • Managing social media efforts
  • Establishing relationships with the local press and foster positive press coverage
  • Assisting with special projects



  • 4+ years of marketing and/or communications experience
  • Familiarity with special education programming and processes
  • Strong interest in education
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, plus a strong design sense
  • Strong project management skills and a “make it happen” attitude
  • Recent experience in marketing, branding, and communications 
  • Event experience
  • Bachelor's degree or higher

Additional skills preferred:

  • Facility with Mailchimp email marketing, WordPress, fundraising databases
  • Basic Graphic Design skills, Photography skills

Schools for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.   


Schools for Children offers a competitive benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to

Flexible starting date between August 1 and September 1.