Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time




57 Holton Street
United States


The Communications Associate has primary oversight for German International School Boston’s brand. We employ our website, social media outlets, annual advertising campaign, school newsletter, events, and other digital/print communication to recruit new students, retain current families, intrigue would-be friends, and affirm long-term partners. This is a 40 hrs/week position with full benefits.

Reports to the Head of Administration.


Update and execute annual communications plan

Create and/or supervise design & production of marketing collateral (print, digital, merchandise)

Maintain and enrich the School’s website, 

Solicit, compile and share news and events, primarily through our Weekly Update newsletter 

Manage and develop content for GISB’s social media platforms

Implement annual advertising campaign (including concept development and design management)

Ongoing internal style training; support staff & faculty with copywriting, proofreading, branding

Design and distribute broadcast emails

Initiate and manage public relations strategy

Support Admission Director with events (eg three annual Open Houses)

Support Advancement Director with events (eg annual Gala fundraiser)

Knowledge and Skills: 

Appreciation of German culture required; proficiency in German language strongly preferred

Demonstrated ability to manage creative projects from concept to delivery

Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills

Experience with web management including basic analytics skills, basic HTML, familiarity with Wordpress or similar content management system

Digital photography and design skills; familiarity with Photoshop, Publisher, or similar

Familiarity with marketing email tools e.g. MailChimp

Extraordinary attention to detail reflected in strong writing and editorial skills

A sense of humor

Education and Work Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

3 to 5 years of design and communications experience including marketing production (costing, vendor management, design and production)


Benefit Highlights:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Abundant Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • and more...

Level of Language Proficiency

Appreciation of German culture required; proficiency in German language strongly preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience could benefit our organization and how you learned about this position to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please include Communications Associate in the subject line of your email.