The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancED. Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.
The Marketing and Communications Associate is a key member of the Marketing and Communications team. The role involves writing, simple graphic design, photography, basic website maintenance, and social media production to support the overall marketing and communications efforts of the school. This position will work closely with other departments at The Bear Creek School to support their respective communication efforts.
Writing and Design
Assist with editing and proofing school emails and other communications
Assist with design and production of posters, printed programs for performing arts and athletics, and other in-house materials
Update and manage weekly LCD slide deck
Assist with production of the weekly e-newsletter, The Bear Facts
Manage adult bloggers; edit posts as needed; schedule and post student and adult blogs on website
Conduct interviews and write Modus Vivendi articles and other articles as assigned
Take high-quality photos of events and activities for use in internal and external marketing collateral and on social media
Manage process of collecting, uploading, downloading, or cataloging photos for specific projects
Assist with management of Vidigami photo sharing platform
Assist with coordination of Headmaster Update videos
Assist with posting videos on website and other locations as needed
Assist with management of Bear Creek’s YouTube channel
Assist webmaster in making basic content changes to website
Create and update website photo slideshows
Annually update Faculty and Staff Directory
Update News items
Social Media Producer
Provide day to day management of active social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), including content development. Monitor platforms outside of standard office hours to ensure quality control, moderate conversations, and respond as needed.
Generate content for Bear Creek social media channels
Analyze and report the performance and growth of all active social media platforms
Research and stay current with social media trends
Serve as online brand steward for The Bear Creek School.
Monitor and coordinate updates to peer listing/review sites
Assist with coordinating volunteers for videos as needed
Responsible for other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor as needed.
Excellent writing skills for both print and online mediums
Strong photography skills
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment
Flexible and adaptable
Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal communication skills
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized
Proficient using relevant social media platforms and tools
Proficient in Microsoft Office/Office 365
Experience in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign preferred
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, or other related field preferred
2-3 years of experience in not-for-profit or independent schools preferred
Available and willing to work some evenings and weekends to photograph school events and monitor social media accounts
Critical Performance Competencies
Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct
Primarily office work (computer, paperwork, telephone, communicating with the public). Requires standing for long periods of time while attending events
The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.
About The Bear Creek School
The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS). Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.