Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Communications
FLSA Status: Salary, Exempt, Full Time, 12-month
Date: April 2023
The Communications Coordinator is an administrative role that supports the Communications Department in developing, executing, monitoring, and evaluating communication strategies and campaigns that bolster and support the missions of The Schenck School and its community outreach arm, ReadSource. The Communications Coordinator acts as a brand ambassador of both The Schenck School and ReadSource. As such, you will stay up-to-date with the latest communications and marketing trends, as well as recommend strategies and solutions to maintain and elevate The Schenck School and ReadSource brands. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to learn and experience every aspect of communications and marketing, from print to digital.
This position will work closely with the Communications Director, and the duties will be varied and multi-faceted. Therefore, an excellent ability to think strategically and creatively, coupled with resourcefulness and the willingness to learn and grow, is required.
The School and ReadSource are fun and unique work environments. There are always activities and events happening at both organizations from pet visits, mystery readers, science fairs, art and music shows to educational lectures and guest visits. The work environment is rich for creative content and the projects you will work on will be as varied, exciting and unique!
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
- Assist in producing weekly stories in various formats: written, video, and photography to be published on various platforms: print, electronic and in-person presentations/events.
- Create social media content to help ensure followers remain engaged.
- Research target audience trends and platform preferences to create engaging content that ensures the organizations stay up-to-date.
- Use phone equipment to assist with photographing and filming on-campus and in-person events.
- Assist in writing and producing correspondence and presentations for various internal customers.
- Weekly review and updates of website content for The Schenck School and ReadSource.
- Assist in writing short, engaging articles for the School’s magazine, The Story.
- Collaborate with and manage outside vendors, including printers, videographers, writers, and proofreaders.
- Ensure that all promotional, communication, and marketing materials adhere to the brand strategy.
- Identify and resolve communications issues with print or electronic content promptly and professionally.
- Complete administrative duties as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Three to five years of experience in communications, marketing, journalism, or public relations.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Proven record of creating highly engaging and exciting content on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Familiarity with Canva, Google Forms, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Google Office, Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn Premier Pro and/or Final Cut Pro, Animoto and iMovie.
- Photography, videography, and video editing knowledge and experience is a plus but can be learned on the job.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong proofreading and editing skills.
- Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise good judgment.
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and demands, and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with supervisors, peers, parents, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors.
- Ability to be creative and have fun.
- Willingness to grow and possess a flexible mindset.
MAIN WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Director of Communications, faculty, staff, students, parents, and vendors.
Salary is commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is available to the successful candidate. Interested candidates should submit their resume with cover letter to Michele Santa Maria, Director of Human Resources.
The Schenck School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Schenck School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
The Schenck School expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Schenck School’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.