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Communications Manager - The Athenian School

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Communications Manager, The Athenian School


The Communications Manager is responsible for the day-to-day creation and execution of The Athenian School’s communication and marketing efforts, in support of the overall communications strategy set by the Director of Strategic Communications and other members of school leadership.


This is a full-time exempt position, located at The Athenian School in Danville. The Communications Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Communications, with additional project oversight from the Head of School, Director of Philanthropy, and Director of Admission.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Draft, edit and distribute the school’s weekly parent e-newsletter and seasonal new parent e-newsletters, and support the creation and distribution of other community-wide communications as needed.
  • Serve as project manager and content contributor for the annual Athenian Magazine.
  • Produce and edit video content and implement the use of video more fully into school-wide communications.
  • Photograph school events and other memorable moments for use in publications, on the school website, and for social media. Grow and manage a digital photo library.
  • Serve as the webmaster for the School’s external website and assume responsibility for maintaining content. This includes proactive oversight and updates as well as recommendations and project management of website redesigns.
  • Curate digital media content for established school-wide social media channels and partner with content generators for specialized outlets such as athletics and alumni relations.
  • Proactively monitor and maintain the school’s online brand including ensuring search engine optimization and updating school description on review sites.
  • Assist the Head of School, Director of Philanthropy, and Director of Admission with special strategic communications, videography, and fundraising and marketing materials.
  • Help train and support the internal community on established style and brand guidelines and review major school communications prior to distribution.
  • Create, design, and help distribute a variety of event invitations, donor communications, and signage, and interface with vendors to ensure a quality end-product.
  • Be an active member of the school community, attend school-wide events, and help document the School’s history through compelling storytelling and images.


Skills and Abilities:


  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Astute attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Resourceful and curious.


Qualifications:


  • At least three years of experience writing, editing, and managing the production of digital communications. Print publication experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMS) like Wordpress or Squarespace and knowledge of basic HTML. Website redesign experience or direct experience with Blackbaud OnMessage/School Website is a plus.
  • Proficient in photography techniques and experience operating digital video cameras, microphones and video editing hardware and software.
  • Graphic design and photo editing experience (e.g., photo retouching and resizing using Adobe Photoshop; experience with a WYSIWYG, template-driven graphics app, like Canva).
  • Experience with a mainstream ESP (Email Service Provider) like Mailchimp.
  • Experience with social media scheduling and analytic tools such as HootSuite or Sprout Social
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and Google suite.
  • A Bachelors required, preferably in English, marketing/communications, or a related field of study.


To Apply: Go to the Athenian Career Center at https://www.athenian.org/about/get-involved/careers 

 

Please provide a letter of interest and current resume. Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position.

 

Address your letter of interest to Shoshana Ziblatt, Director of Strategic Communications.


School Description: 

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 490 students, including 56 boarding students, 42 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website: www.athenian.org).  


Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.  

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.  


The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.  

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.  


Communications Manager, The Athenian School


The Communications Manager is responsible for the day-to-day creation and execution of The Athenian School’s communication and marketing efforts, in support of the overall communications…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch. 

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch. 

Location

On-site
2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard, Danville, CA 94506, United States

How to Apply

To Apply:

If interested, please apply electronically by emailing a cover letter and resume (as a single attachment) to Shoshana Ziblatt, Director of Advancement at sziblatt@athenian.org. Subject line should reference job title. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

To Apply:

If interested, please apply electronically by emailing a cover letter and resume (as a single attachment) to Shoshana Ziblatt, Director of Advancement at sziblatt…

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