Devon Preparatory School is seeking a self-confident, enthusiastic, highly organized and collaborative professional to join our team as our full-time Marketing and Communications Associate. This position will be an important part of our energetic and creative team and play a pivotal role in helping to communicate our mission. We are looking for someone with experience in developing relationships and a willingness to learn about our school, our culture, and to help build a consistent narrative, both digitally and visually, about who we are and why we are relevant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the development and implementation of strategic communication initiatives to both internal and external audiences
Strong desire to document the school year, both digitally and visually, through photographs and video
Develop, implement and disseminate weekly and monthly newsletter to the Devon Prep community
Knowledge and experience in working with Wordpress to make on the go changes and updates to the school website
Comfortable in writing effective communications about the school (copywriting and editing as needed)
Experience in working with area media outlets for school press releases and marketing initiatives
Keep on pace with industry trends and developments and present research, best practices and recommendations for further innovation
Coordinate projects and events through appropriate channels both in print and online including email, website, social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube), PR, publications, etc.
Flexibility with scheduling to attend school events ranging from Athletics, Academics, Spiritual, Service, Alumni and Arts
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent copywriting, editing, and proofing skills
Key understanding of traditional and digital marketing facets
Hands-on experience in building, implementing, and enhancing communications and campaigns
Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and creativity
Exceptional organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to think strategically and understand the larger vision and mission of the school
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; flexibility regarding responsibilities
Perform outstanding customer service at all times
A good sense of humor and enthusiasm for a high-energy work environment
Education and/or Experience:
1-3 years of experience in an independent school desirable but not required
Applicants from agency, non-profit, or corporate backgrounds are welcome to apply
Demonstrated experience in job responsibilities.
BA degree or minimum of 1-3 years equivalent experience
Writing samples should be submitted for review
Devon Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, college prep school, grades six to twelve, focused on the holistic education of young men for life. For more information visit our website at www.devonprep.com
Devon Preparatory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay, excellent benefits, retirement, and paid time off (personal and sick).
About Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grade six to twelve. Devon Prep’s approach to education is based on the traditions of the Piarist Fathers who are dedicated to the education of youth. For more than 50 years Devon Prep has provided a trusting and supportive atmosphere where young men are motivated to excel academically, think independently and creatively, to pursue careers in diverse fields and to enjoy extracurricular activities, both in school and in the community.
It is the goal at Devon Prep to inspire in our students a commitment to values that will enable them to become responsible leaders. Focusing on each student’s potential, we believe that the school and the family must work together to foster a love of learning which will propel the student into a lifelong quest for excellence—for the glory of God and the service of neighbor.