The Assistant/Associate Director assists the Director of Communications with all aspects of the communications department efforts for the school, including website management, electronic and print publications, public relations, and collaborating with administration and faculty on the execution of school events for parents and the general public. The incumbent is expected to understand the mission, vision, core values, employee handbook and other school policies to ensure the adherence of these policies in their performance, action and self-conduct. This position reports to the Director of Communications.
Assist with the development and production of school publications, content of website, email, and social media communications
Assist the Director of Communications with leading an effort with the advancement team and other school constituents to develop a comprehensive branding strategy for the school
Assist the Director of Communications with the development of annual media strategies and lead efforts to design and create print and electronic advertising
Lead efforts to hire and manage outside graphic designers for marketing materials
Collaborate with the faculty and staff to communicate news and information about the school’s students and programs
Participate in periodic training sessions to educate faculty and staff on effective communication strategies to advance the school
Communicate and collaborate with the school’s outside public relations agency in an effort to enhance visibility of the school with internal and external constituencies including alumni, prospective students, donors and prospective donors, and the greater community
Assist the admission office in the timely marketing of the school as a superior independent school choice, and with the development office in its efforts to promote the school as an institution worthy of philanthropic support
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising, graphic design, journalism or related field
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related job experience
Proficient in Adobe Suite, and up to date with industry leading software and technologies
Proficient with layout, image creation and manipulation, content creation, and project management
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies
Self-starter with a strong work ethic and great attention to detail and accuracy; ability to meet variety of deadlines, and a commitment to teamwork and collaboration
Ability to work effectively with school administration, trustees, faculty, staff and students
Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to information related to job responsibilities
Willingness to work weekends and nights as necessary
Oxbridge Academy embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work, and serve. We are committed to building an intentionally diverse and inclusive community. Students, faculty, and applicants for admission and financial aid will not be denied any school opportunity or service on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, military status, disability, or any other protected classification.
About Oxbridge Academy
Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory school for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Regardless of their economic background, our students have access to the best teachers and technology to learn the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Teachers at Oxbridge Academy foster a lifelong love of learning, spark curiosity, encourage students to make good choices, and serve as role models. They deliver their content expertise to their assigned classes so that all students have rigorous and inclusive access to the curriculum and instruction every day to meet their learning goals. In Curriculum Coordination Teams, teachers work collaboratively on such areas as creating and revising curriculum, reviewing student work, selecting and developing instructional resources, planning and coordinating portfolio and exhibition activities, meeting with specialists, and preparing common assessments.