Abington Friends School (AFS) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving students from three years old through grade twelve. Abington Friends School provides an exceptional program informed by traditional Quaker values and testimonies. Rooted in Friends principles of collaborative inquiry, peaceful resolution of conflict, equality, community and integrity, AFS is an unusually vibrant and diverse learning community. More information is available at www.abingtonfriends.net.
Abington Friends School seeks a full-time professional to manage communication initiatives, including the writing, management and production of short-term and long-term messaging for the school.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creation and/or oversight of:
writing and editing news stories and promotional copy for print and web, including but not limited to, emails, newsletters, magazine articles, event promotion, video scripts, short marketing copy, headlines, letters, announcements, press releases, emergency notifications;
photographing and reporting on school events;
writing and directing publication of the school’s magazine;
implementing crisis communication plans alongside the Assistant Head of School and Head of School;
developing relationships with local media outlets to handle inquiries, new initiatives, secure coverage for school events of note, and pitch content ideas.
In collaboration with the Director of Marketing:
create content for all school communication channels, including but not limited to, editorial, advertising, public relations, social media, video, and photography;
maintain and update the School’s website and social media sites in collaboration with the Director of Marketing;
assist with in-house graphic design;
write and manage email communication to the School’s various constituencies;
work with external vendors such as design and print firms;
plan and manage a budget.
The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree, preferably in communication, marketing or journalism and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience at a school or non-profit organization. Candidates should possess proven editorial and writing skills, media relations and experience managing publications from conception to print. Candidates should have experience creating content with Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp or other email campaign software and be comfortable working with a variety of social media platforms, have strong project management and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize managing multiple deadlines and excellent interpersonal skills. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, list of three references and three samples that showcase your work, including a writing sample. Employment to begin by July 1.
Abington Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.