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With Who:  The ANA Educational Foundation

Location:  Dependent on placement. (see program overview below for more details)

Dates:  Summer 2020

Program Overview:  MADE is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in the marketing and advertising industry. Founded by the ANA Educational Foundation, MADE places you at one of over 50 marketing/advertising/media companies including L’Oreal, IBM, McCann, BBDO, Viacom and Ogilvy. Positioned as the “common app” for advertising/marketing internships, this paid program is designed to provide the skills, mentors, and training that will help you thrive in the industry. Ad Age profiled the MADE program which launched in 2018.

Core Attributes: 

  • Relentless Explorers & Learners – We are looking for students who are relentless in their pursuit to acquire knowledge and learn more about a wide variety of topics. You might love Shakespeare as much as you love an Instagram post that went viral.
  • Creative Storytellers – We want people who can write and speak in a way that captures the imagination of those around you. While the story itself might be fantastic, knowing how to communicate it is just as important.
  • Data Wonks – If you dream in decimals and thoroughly enjoy long division, you may possess one of the most coveted skills in marketing: data intelligence. Don’t fret if you’re not a math whiz, though. We simply want you to be comfortable using numbers to guide your decision making.
  • Critical Thinking Problem Solvers – Every day, there is a new business problem and there’s no textbook with solutions to these problems. We need critical thinkers who can find ways to address problems that the industry has never faced.
  • ActionOrientated Collaborators– We want those who lean toward action and can follow an instinct, but who also bring people along toward that vision. Working together is just as important as knowing how to lead.
  • An Entrepreneurial Mindset – Do you have new ideas? We want that entrepreneurial spirit in the industry. Because of digital disruption, there are no set rules anymore.
  • Cultural Anthropologists – You love culture whether that be film, art, music, or just people. You observe culture as much as you want to create culture. You have a diverse point of view because you come from a diverse point of view that enhances the thinking of others around you.

Who Can Apply:  Only current undergraduate juniors and seniors.

The Application Process: 

  • Step 1: Submit the Basics – Complete the application form and submit a resume that includes your school, GPA, and other basic information.
  • Step 2: Academic Recommendation – You’ll be asked to submit a professor recommendation. This is so we get a sense of your intellectual curiosity.
  • Step 3: Recorded Digital Interview – You’ll be asked to respond to several interview questions. Answers will be recorded as part of your application. It’s our chance to see your passion, your emotion, and your interest in the industry.
  • Step 4: Final Interview – If you’ve been selected as a program finalist, a member of our team will interview you live via our video interview platform.

Placement Rates:  This is a highly-competitive internship. We expect over 1,000 applications with only 50 slots to place candidates. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances.

Preparation for the Summer: 

For those who do get offers, we plan to provide you with the following:

  • Spring Semester Training – We’ll prepare you with training during the spring semester. We’ll connect you with industry leaders who will make sure you are briefed on the industry. We will also will make sure you get the career advice you need to make the most of your summer.
  • Mentorship – You will be assigned a mentor who can serve as a resource for you over the course of the summer and beyond. We want them to be a sounding board for your personal and professional growth.

Timeline:  Submit the full application by Friday, January 10th. It’s a long process and final placements can happen anywhere between November – April. MADE interns will start their summer internship in June.

Frequently Asked Questions:  Please visit our frequently asked questions page for more info!

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application today!  MADE Internship Application

With Who:  Society of American Foresters

Location:  Bethesda, MD

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Communications and Marketing Manager is accountable for developing and executing on a comprehensive strategic communications and marketing plan that advances SAF’s mission, through increased awareness and engagement in its membership, programs, services, and events. The Manager conveys the society’s value proposition to foresters, educators, policy makers, equipment/service providers, and the general public. S/he develops messaging and content for the society’s varied and integrated communications channels including print, web, email, social media, public and media relations.

The position reports to the Director of Membership and works collaboratively across multiple business units. The Manager frequently interacts with members, volunteer leaders, educators, sponsors/exhibitors, and the media.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and creative communications professional with the ability to craft content that informs, educates, inspires, and/or persuades. This individual uses active listening skills to identify and respond to stakeholder needs and perspectives and will have a track record of successfully developing and executing marketing campaigns for services or other intangibles that produced quantifiable results. The Communications and Marketing Manager is a champion of all things SAF and must be able to target communications to different audiences.

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • 5 years of related work experience, preferably in a nonprofit individual or corporate member association
  • At least 3 years of experience developing and executing marketing plans; communications campaign management; and, website content management.
  • Demonstrated persuasive verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience using a content management system
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with iMIS RISE platform
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, HooteSuite, and RealMagnet
  • Excellent customer service ethic; experience in cultivating internal and external collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in an easily understood and impactful way
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) to events and conferences
  • Knowledge and passion for forests and natural resources is a plus

Notes:  Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability, and 401(K). Telecommuting, up to 2 days/wk., is allowed following 90 days of employment.

Application Information:  To be considered, send a resume and cover letter with qualifications and salary requirement to cspencer@safnet.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

Quinlan: Seeking Research Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 2 December 2019 | 2:53 pm — 

With Who:  Quinlan

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. Quinlan (quinlan.io) is a corporate investigations and intelligence consultancy with offices in Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; Birmingham, AL; and elsewhere that serves financial institutions, law firms and corporations globally. We are seeking an intern to assist with public record and open source research, data mining and analysis. Experience and/or aptitude in advanced open source (internet, social media, etc.) and database research is required. Experience in public records research, securities filings, financial analysis or other related areas is a big plus. Pay is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and performance. There is ample opportunity for advancement for high-performers. The internship will start on or around January 1, 2020, and end on or around May 31, 2020, with an option to extend. Expected hours per week would range from 10-15, although more work is available for those who have the availability. Interns can expect to receive training in investigative journalism and open source research techniques, as well as financial and legal research and analysis.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 31st, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors

Location:  Northbrook, IL

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary: 

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) seeks a detail-oriented self-starter to serve as our Digital Marketing Coordinator.

This individual will help advance a robust digital marketing/social media strategy that seeks to amplify our multi-media communications and assist in driving greater NSBAR Member engagement.  The Digital Marketing Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Communications and assists the NSBAR team in daily marketing activities.

Duties include planning and executing a social media editorial calendar, producing and editing short-form video content and graphics, shooting & editing photos, monitoring social media platforms for trends and opportunities, managing NSBAR’s e-newsletter platform and blog, coordinating digital messaging with internal and external stakeholders, and providing regular analysis of back-end analytic data.

The successful candidate is proactive, thinks outside the box, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Importantly, we are seeking someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”

Essential Duties:  

  • Assisting the Director of Marketing & Communications — and supporting the NSBAR team with ongoing multi-media marketing activities.
  • Coordinating the production of NSBAR’s wide ranging digital communication platforms; e-Newsletters, blog, social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and website (nsbar.org)
  • Capturing, creating, editing authentic and engaging digital visual content in the form of photos & short-form videos.
  • With the Director of Marketing & Communications — acting as a brand guardian in terms of “look and feel” of online communications, as well as the “tone of voice” of copy.
  • Preparing Digital/Social Media campaigns to best disseminate important messages about NSBAR services, programs & special events to our Membership – ensuring that information is conveyed to our Members both effectively, and on a timely basis.
  • A/B Testing on various e-Mail campaigns to establish the most effective approaches in order to guide improvements.
  • Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions as required.

This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the dynamic business needs of the organization.

Requirements:  

  • A degree in fields such as communication, marketing, journalism, videography (not essential, but an advantage.)
  • 2+ years’ experience working in social media with a strong understanding of various platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Skilled photography, videography and editing experience required. (Someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (365) and the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and Adobe Premiere.)
  • Proficiency with Social Media Management Platforms such as Hootsuite.
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Salary:  $47,500

Application Information:  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two digital work samples to jobs@nsbar.org. Applicants will NOT be considered without submitting above materials. No phone inquiries or drop-ins, please.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

With Who:  Ibu Foundation

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Winter 2019 (ASAP)

Hours:  Part-time

Supervisor:  Hannah Blatt, Executive Director

Position Description:  Ibu Foundation is seeking a student interested in a website design/update project for their website, weareibu.org – a SquareSpace site. Ibu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that helps elevate women out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency by supporting female artisan cooperatives in places like Cambodia, Mexico and Afghanistan.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  The student would first meet with the Executive Director of Ibu Foundation to discuss vision for the website and best steps for moving forward.

  • Familiarity with SquareSpace
  • Graphic design experience
  • Website updates and front end development
  • Manipulating and optimizing photos, graphics and other images for web

Apply (or request more information):  If a student is interested, please send your resume and contact Abbie Kline, klineaa@g.cofc.edu, (803) 446-2929 or Hannah Blatt, hannah@weareibu.org, (615) 260-0576.

With Who:  Charleston City Paper

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  Charleston City Paper is accepting applications for spring 2020 internships. These are great opportunities for anyone looking for experience in a fast-paced media environment. Past interns have included students majoring in political science, English, history, business, and more.

Editorial Intern:
    • Editorial interns will assist staff with short-form stories for print and online, special issues, fact-checking, and other tasks.
    • Writing experience is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to editor@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Music Intern:

    • Music interns will assist the music editor with editing the city’s most comprehensive live music calendar, conducting interviews with local musicians, and writing to highlight the diverse and growing pool of talented people in the local music scene.
    • Writing experience and an interest in local music and culture is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Note:  Charleston City Paper , founded in 1997, is South Carolina’s only independent alt-weekly newspaper. We work to dig deep into local topics across news, cuisine, arts, music, and more. The City Paper strives for its team to be representative of the ideas, backgrounds, and experiences of the community where we live. Please apply even if you think your experience is not directly applicable.

Apply (or request more information):  See the information above regarding who to email for each internship opportunity.

Spoleto Festival USA: Seeking Special Events Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 26 November 2019 | 8:38 am — 

With Who:  Spoleto Festival USA

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  As an integral part of Spoleto Festival USA’s advancement program, the Special Events Manager works to foster lasting relationships between the Festival and its patrons, promoting positive attitudes toward giving among current and prospective donors, and Spoleto SCENE (young people’s group).

Duties & Responsibilities:  Lead efforts to plan and implement annual fundraising events that include the live and on-line auction in February, the Mary Ramsay Civic Award Luncheon in April, and the Opening-Weekend Fête, along with donor recognition events for Spoleto Society, Board of Directors, special program-related events, and SCENE events throughout the year. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Essential Responsibilities for Events:  

  • Direct and manage all aspects of planning and staging fundraising events, including vendor contracting, cultivation of event themes and coordinating with each committee to execute day of event logistics.
  • Conduct solicitation of live and on-line auction items.
  • Create and oversee the Spoleto auction website through WIX and work directly with Bidding for Good for online access to auction.
  • Analyze each event and prepare reports through Tessitura database.
  • Secure sponsorships and in-kind contributions for fundraising events.
  • Work with committee members and board members in soliciting hosts for cultivation events.
  • Oversee SCENE events in coordination with Steering Committee and Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager.
  • Manage all event budgets and work closely with Finance Department.
  • Hire and manage a seasonal Special Events Assistant as well as two seasonal apprentices.

Qualifications and Required Skills:  

  • Three or more years of successful experience in event management with fiscal goals.
  • Experience in non-profit sector is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong oral skills, commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency, and organization with attention to detail is essential.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with different constituent groups.
  • Prefer creative energy and ambition that can lead and inspire Special Events team.
  • Exhibit outstanding communication and negotiation abilities with a high level of professionalism.
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Publisher is an advantage.
  • Candidate must be able to handle information of a sensitive matter, such as confidential donor information and records.

Compensation:  Competitive salary plus benefits including vacation and medical leave, participation in group health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance plans.

Application Note:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to developmentjobs@spoletousa.org. No phone calls, please.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

Hollings Cancer Center: Seeking Web Manager / Graphic Designer

By Megan Gould
Posted on 25 November 2019 | 9:48 am — 

With Who:  Hollings Cancer Center (Medical University of South Carolina)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications at Hollings Cancer Center, this position implements and further develops the communications strategy of Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center.

Job Duties:  

  • 35% – Web Content Manager
    • Manage Hollings Cancer Center’s website, keeping content updated in compliance with brand, web and accessibility standards
    • Handle content migration (moving content from static HTML pages in Dreamweaver into a new CMS) to a new web site
    • Work with end users to set migration schedules, identify outdated content, migrate content, and support end users in their migration effort.
    • Build web content, including page layout and visual presentation, incorporate embedded multimedia, and troubleshoot presentation issues as needed.
    • Work with stakeholders to enhance and improve web content based on best practices and make recommendations for improvements to leverage SEO and SEM
    • Manage news portal for Hollings updating the news pages and magazine with the latest content and handling the integration of the content to the relevant web pages – (Essential)
  • 30% – Graphic Design
    • Create both original graphic designs and designs based on established templates, adhering to corporate brand standards
    • Assist with science graphics for news stories and grant proposals and provide support for graphic elements used in publications and online
    • Assist with the design, production and online publishing of Hollings Horizons magazine
    • Plan, develop and execute multimedia communication strategies and long-range public information and/or education programs designed to promote and explain agency goals, activities and objectives.
    • Produce original illustrations for news stories – (Essential)
  • 25% – Digital Design
    • Maintain and update digital video boards, assisting with design as needed, and handling multimedia components
    • Design and distribute electronic newsletters leveraging online content to raise reputational awareness – (Essential)
  • 10% – Administrative
    • Provide analytics reports and update communications dashboard
    • Other duties as assigned – (Essential)

Guidelines & Experience:  Employee will assist the communications director in implementing strategies and must also be able to work independently on daily tasks and with limited supervision on major projects. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects will be essential to the success in performing well in this role.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in communications, computer science, or a related field and one year experience in information technology. Related experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:  

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and experience with content management systems (Sitecore, WordPress, etc.)
  • Familiar with Javascript and Dreamweaver
  • A technical and design background to develop responsive, interesting content.
  • Familiarity with basic SEO best practices and keyword research
  • Accessible web development (Section 508 Compliant)
  • Excellent eye for design, with experience in graphic design best practices.
  • Knowledge of grammar, composition and style.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Accountable for digital distribution of HCC publications
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in web design and optimizing SEO
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel to produce charts and graphics.
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography, web design and web content management systems and editing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with methods and techniques used in producing publications, graphic design (InDesign, Illustrator), and other types of multimedia products.

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
  • Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
  • Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
  • Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
  • Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
  • Ability to lift, lower, push or pull objects 15 lbs. or more, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
  • Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
  • Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
  • Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Salary Range:  UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 – $58,086.00 – $75,413.00 (min – mid – max)

Note:  Please submit design portfolio with application.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Hollings Cancer Center Job Application

Hollings Cancer Center: Seeking Communications Specialist

By Megan Gould
Posted on 25 November 2019 | 9:38 am — 

With Who:  Hollings Cancer Center (Medical University of South Carolina)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications at Hollings Cancer Center, this position implements and further develops the communications strategy of Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center.

Job Duties:  

  • 10% Administrative
    • Assist director in administrative tasks
    • Maintain analytics dashboard
    • Other duties as assigned
  • 15% Graphic Design/Photography
    • Oversee production of engaging content for digital boards in the cancer center, including the design, uploading and editing of content
    • Assist with production of presentations, flyers, collateral materials etc. that adhere to brand standards and support cancer center strategies
    • Take photographs to enhance news and web content
  • 15% Social Media
    • Produce engaging newsfeeds for social media channels, monitor daily posts and develop strategies to extend audience engagement
    • Produce simple videos for social media and/or video boards
  • 25% Website
    • Write and copy edit engaging content that integrates SEO and best practices for web content
    • Assist in upload of web content and weekly web updates to accomplish strategic objectives
  • 35% Communications
    • Demonstrate strong editing and writing skills in the production of internal and external communications, including press releases, e-newsletters and news articles
    • Assist in handling media relation requests and public inquiries
    • Write science stories, conveying complex content for a lay audience
    • Assist in execution of multimedia communication strategies and long-range public information campaigns designed to promote and explain the center’s goals, activities and objectives
    • Coordinate dissemination of news through industry channels to increase HCC’s national reputation
    • Assist in the planning, design, production and distribution of Hollings Horizons magazine

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:  

  • Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and techniques of disseminating information to the public through news media.
  • Knowledge of grammar, composition and style.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in planning, composing, editing and producing publications.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in writing and editing web content, optimizing SEO.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of planning, conducting and supervising large-scale communication projects.
  • Knowledge of agency programs, policies, procedures, objectives and goals.
  • Ability to gather, organize and present oral and written information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography, web design and web content management systems and editing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with methods and techniques used in producing publications, graphic design (InDesign, Illustrator), and other types of multimedia products.
  • Ability to produce simple videos

Guidelines and Supervision:  Employee will assist the communications director in implementing strategies and must also be able to work independently on daily tasks and with limited supervision on major projects. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects will be essential to the success in performing well in this role.

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent)
  • Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
  • Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
  • Ability to lift and carry 15# , unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 15#, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lower objects, to 15 #, from height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to push/pull objects to 15 #, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
  • Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
  • Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
  • Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
  • Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
  • Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Continuous)
  • Must be ambidextrous. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in dusty areas (Infrequent)

Salary Range:  UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 – $58,086.00 – $75,413.00 (min – mid – max)

Note:  Please submit writing samples with application.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Hollings Cancer Center Job Application

With Who:  The San Francisco School

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The San Francisco School seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Manager who will bring a range of communications, marketing, website management, social media, and graphic experience to The San Francisco School. The Communications & Marketing Manager will articulate and communicate the school’s identity and unique characteristics to key constituents, enhancing our messaging within the SFS community as well as strengthening our external marketing position. The communications and marketing efforts will ultimately contribute to retention efforts, revenue growth, and help ensure SFS’s position in the San Francisco independent school market.

The Communications & Marketing Manager reports to the Director of Advancement and supports the work of the Advancement team. The manager will develop and deliver key messages, ensure consistency and continuity, and reinforce the mission and goals of The San Francisco School.

The Communications & Marketing Manager will collaborate with the school’s administrative team, faculty, and staff to develop and execute initiatives, remain current on key issues, and to cultivate positive relationships with the school’s community members.

Role:  

The Communications Manager will:

  • Develop, refine, and manage the school’s messaging priorities
  • Manage the school’s webpage, www.sfschool.org, and develop content
  • Craft and publish the weekly community email, the Tuesday Note Home
  • Produce, in partnership with the Director of Advancement, the bi-annual community magazine, The Gaven Street Gazette
  • Document and share campus activities and events
  • Maintain the school’s social media presence
  • Liaise with and guide faculty to highlight happenings in the classrooms through various mediums and assist with training and implementation of new communication tool, ParentSquare
  • Maintain and implement the school’s Style Guide, using consistent standards in all Advancement Office publications
  • Apply the school’s look and feel to external materials, including admissions and advancement materials, external presentations

We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, a keen awareness of how to network and do outreach, and a strong ability to prioritize tasks.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Craft and publish the Tuesday Note Home, an electronic communication sent via Constant Contact, when school is in session. This requires not only writing and editing content, but coordinating with various contributors and finding appropriate photos and images.
  • Manage the school’s webpage including written and visual content. Knowledge of html not necessary, but helpful. Liaise with outside vendors of web-based programs such as White Whale and Constant Contact.
  • Produce, in partnership with the Director of Advancement, all publications and published materials, including The Gaven Street Gazette (produced bi-annually and includes the Annual Report), collateral for advancement office initiatives, and information resources such as school handbooks. Work with the Director of Admissions to assist with the production of admissions collateral to assure visual and editorial consistency.
  • Make regular updates to the school’s social media accounts, including, but not limited to, Facebook and Instagram. Participate in designing and/or refining the school’s social media strategy.
  • Photograph and document happenings on campus, including major ceremonies as well as spontaneous moments.
  • Manage the collection of photographs and videos for the school’s website, print publications, and archives.
  • Manage students’ family photos for directory.
  • Create promotional signage for school events.
  • Train and support new and existing staff, parents, and trustees on communications platforms as necessary, e.g., website and ParentSquare.
  • Engage as a member of the Advancement team, supporting work within the office during the school year. Participate in Advancement Team meetings.
  • Attend and assist in the execution of major school events, at a minimum including the Walk-A-Thon, Auction, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, and Graduation
  • Evaluate and pursue marketing, external relations, media relations, and advertising opportunities.

Qualifications and Abilities:  

The Communications & Marketing Manager serves as the primary writer, editor, photographer, web-based communicator, production coordinator, and on occasion, graphic designer (more complicated offset print jobs can be contracted to our design firm). Freelance writers and out-of-house design support may be available on an as-needed and budgeted basis. As a result, the successful candidate will have a wide cross-section of skills and professional experiences.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Independent school, non-profit, and/or marketing/communications experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, and donors.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite, and comfort with databases, social media, and emergent technologies. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Experience with digital photography, graphic design. Video production a plus.
  • Sound judgment relating to confidential projects, personnel, school, or student matters.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage many different projects at once.
  • A cooperative team approach with colleagues and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:  

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • May work in varied outside weather conditions during special activities.

Overview of School:  

The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to being a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere” the school embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and work collaboratively. The program is designed to help students identify and develop their own passions and to be respectful and supportive in their community.  Students graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Email document to jobs@sfschool.org. Interested candidates may apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and references – in one document (pdf) to:

Jennifer Keese-Powell
Director of Advancement
The San Francisco School
jobs@sfschool.org

The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.

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