Position Summary The Marketing Communications Manager will create and oversee marketing and communications initiatives to increase awareness, engagement, and advancement of the School’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. In a fast-paced environment that thrives on teamwork, the Manager will craft compelling content and collaborate schoolwide to support: Admissions, Philanthropy, Academic Leadership, and the overall School Program (i.e.: Service Learning, Global Programs, Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Parents Association).
The Manager will be an experienced professional, skilled in: • Communications (writing/editing for website, newsletters, emails, etc.) • Graphic Design (experienced with layout, logo development, brand maintenance, etc.) • Content Acquisition & Creation (photo, video, storyboarding, etc.) • Marketing and Advertising (digital and traditional formats, measurement, analytics, and optimization) • Data-Driven Decision Making (collection, analyzation, and implementation)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following) • Lead email communication and content calendar planning and execution • Write and edit a variety of internal and external communications • Create appealing and effective graphics, photo, and video content that aligns with the School’s brand standards • Partner with internal and external stakeholders • Manage contributors (staff, summer interns, and vendors) effectively • Oversee workflow, keeping projects on time and on budget • Support and attend School events as needed. Examples include: school assemblies, special student events, open houses, commencement, reunion • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications (minimum requirements) • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, graphic design, or related discipline preferred • 5+ years’ experience in marketing and communications, at least 2 years in a supervisory role • Outstanding communicator with the highest level of listening, speaking, and writing skills, and an ability to persuasively create and convey messaging to diverse groups including current and prospective families, donors, board members, and the public • Excellent organizational and project management skills • Working experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat) • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G-suite • Experience working with an educational institution and/or non-profit preferred • Familiarity with Finalsite (website content management platform) and Veracross (database) or similar is preferred
Salary: $75K - $85K (DOE)
Medical Anthem (3 plan options)
Dental Guardian (2 plan option)
Vision with Guardian VSP (1 plan option)
Basic Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability insurance coverages at no cost to employee
Benefits eligibility: – eligible after 30 days plus the 1st of the following month
Paid Holidays = 40 days
Paid Sick Leave = 5 day
Vacation = 6.15 hours per pay period (caps at 5 weeks)
403(b) Retirement Plan – The School contributes 5.5% of your salary to the established 403(b) retirement plan of eligible staff; auto enrolled at time of hire
Pacific Ridge School is a college preparatory co-educational independent school, offering a rich and challenging program to 560 students in grades 7-12. Pacific Ridge School opened in 2007; finished its permanent high school building in 2010, and its athletic center in 2012. We opened a permanent middle school/administration building and STEAM facility in 2015. Please visit our website at https://www.pacificridge.org/ for more information on our mission and programs.