Nonprofit

Communications Specialist

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Pasadena, CA
New
|
Published 25 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 14, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Compensation
USD $24.03 - $28.44 / hour

Description

Located in Pasadena, California, Westridge is a

forward-thinking independent school for girls in grades 4-12 that emphasizes

adventurous thinking, courageous, compassionate leadership, and equity and

inclusion. Our school community is vibrant

and diverse. We balance challenging academics and a focus on leadership

development with a priority

on social emotional wellness, development of one’s sense of self, values, and

goals, and thoughtful consideration of individuals’ responsibilities to others

and the world.



 



Westridge is seeking a communications

specialist to play a central role in executing the school’s digital media

strategy and supporting fundraising, alumnae engagement, and communications

efforts. Reporting to the associate director of communications, this role is

primarily responsible for designing digital communications and creating content

aimed at alumnae, parents, and donors on behalf of the school.



 



Specific

Responsibilities Include:




  • Writing and designing email communications including
  • weekly parent e-newsletters, digital solicitations, alumnae e-newsletters,
  • alumnae event invitations, and other email marketing as needed.

  • Lead content development and execution for most
  • aspects of alumnae-specific social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram,
  • LinkedIn), including content creation.

  • Contribute social media content for the
  • school’s primary social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube),
  • including photography and videography.

  • Write content for the school website and Surgere
  • magazine, including alumnae profiles, campus news, and event coverage.

  • Work closely with Advancement team to develop
  • and execute digital fundraising campaigns and event promotions.

  • Serve on team responsible for development of
  • the school’s digital annual report website www.westridgeannualreport.org each year.

  • Support the marketing efforts of the
  • volunteer-run Summer Opportunities Fair through social media content
  • template creation and www.westridgesof.org website updates.

  • Manage and systematize Communications photo
  • library files.

  • Manage digital form creation for events and
  • other school functions.

  • Attend and support Advancement events
  • (including special events, volunteer events, Alumnae Weekend, or other
  • promotions) as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned to support the
  • Communications and Advancement teams.



 



Additional

Requirements:




  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing,
  • business, English, or other relevant field, preferred.

  • 2-4 years communications experience, nonprofit
  • setting or fundraising background a plus.

  • Proficiency with email marketing and social
  • media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn), as well as
  • experience using a website CMS and/or email marketing platform.

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite preferred,
  • or comfort with design platforms such as Canva (and open to receive
  • training on the Adobe suite)

  • Proficiency with video editing software and a
  • passion for social media-tailored videography preferred (or open to
  • training)

  • Superior written and verbal communication
  • skills (both long and short form), and proficiency in writing for web and
  • direct digital communications.

  • Basic photography and photo editing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • with cross-functional departments.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the
  • ability to self-prioritize projects and workflow, and to juggle multiple
  • projects simultaneously.

  • Supports a culture of diversity, equity,
  • inclusion, and belonging.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to
  • anticipate and solve problems, and work respectfully with diverse groups.



·       Criminal background check and clearance

required.



Salary & Schedule:



This is a permanent, full-time, non-exempt position

with an hourly salary between $24.03/hr and $28.44/hr. Flexibility is required to

work different hours and weekends for special events when necessary. This

position is eligible for Westridge’s comprehensive benefits package that

includes paid time off, medical, vision, dental, and generous 403b retirement

options.



 



To

Apply:



Send cover letter, resume, and

references to Jobs@Westridge.org. Include “Communications Specialist” in the

subject line.



 



Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are

evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national

origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or

any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information: www.westridge.org



 

Located in Pasadena, California, Westridge is a

forward-thinking independent school for girls in grades 4-12 that emphasizes

adventurous thinking, courageous, compassionate leadership, and equity and

inclusion. Our school community is…

Benefits

Benefits package includes, medical, vision, dental, 403b, and generous paid time-off.

Benefits package includes, medical, vision, dental, 403b, and generous paid time-off.

Location

On-site
324 Madeline Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA

Apply to This Job

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Choose a file or drag it here
No file chosen
Choose a file or drag it here
No file chosen
I acknowledge that use of the Idealist Applicant Tracking System is subject to Idealist's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Similar Jobs

Illustration

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.