Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
The Madeira School
Location: McLean, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
The Madeira School is seeking an Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing.
The Madeira School is an independent boarding and day school that educates girls in grades 9-12. The scenic 376-acre campus is just 10 miles from Washington, DC. Enrolling 334 students from 21 states and 38 countries, Madeira was founded with the vision of leading innovation in girls’ education and the mission of launching women who change the world.
“Social media virtuoso” - Social media account management, including gathering/creating content, managing social media schedule, creating hashtag strategy for multiple school social channels
“Storyteller extraordinaire” - Curate and cover school events, including photos and writeups for website, social media, newsletters, etc; coordinate with internal departments
“Webmaster” - Manage website, including page updates and regular fresh content; utilize best practices for website management, including SEO/SEM
“Creative designer” - Design and/or manage the production of school digital and print marketing/communication materials, including newsletters, email campaigns, postcards, videos, schedules, ads, student directory, invitations, etc. for a variety of audiences (current parents, alumnae, prospective families, etc.)
General duties - Maintain calendar of all school communications; assess and measure communication campaigns; manage and contribute to special projects, departmental support as assigned
Bachelors required with five+ years of school communications or other business experience
Well-versed in social media strategy and management; Strong experience in storytelling, content creation, and production for web, social channels, newsletters, digital marketing, and print communication. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills along with photography ability to capture campus stories
Experience managing websites, including SEO/SEM and management
Strong graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite) skills, video editing expertise (Premiere Pro, We Video, or other video editing) a plus
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies with exceptional initiative, judgement and problem-solving skills. Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to follow through with multi-task projects
Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends
Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and single-sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
The Madeira School is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to unlock their curiosity and realize their true potential. Serving 334 girls in grades 9-12, Madeira’s joyful learning environment is based on research about how girls learn best. Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a collegial, growth-oriented, and joyful community. We seek faculty who will contribute to an equitable and just learning environment.