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Administrator Full-Time, San Francisco, CA, US Position: Communications Manager Reports to: Director of Communications Position Status: Full-time, Exempt
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO DAY SCHOOL
At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection: in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.
SF DAY FAST FACTS
Independent, co-educational school ? Founded in 1981 ? Serving 400 students ? Located in the heart of SF
San Francisco Day School seeks a full-time (12-month role), resourceful, self-motivated, and hands-on professional to serve as Communications Manager.
The Communications Manager is an integral part of the school’s Advancement team, responsible for collaborating with and supporting the Director of Communications to articulate SF Day’s brand to a broad range of school community constituents. Proven project management skills and advanced writing/editing/creative expertise across multiple mediums, including digital, social media, and print, as well as visual storytelling photography/video, are required to succeed in this role.
The ideal candidate is exceptionally reliable, proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, demonstrates excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, and is committed to supporting the mission and goals of San Francisco Day School.
Maintain the school’s Finalsite website on an ongoing basis and prior to each academic year. Develop and publish content throughout the year, such as news stories, microsites, content updates, forms, and other web-based elements. Maintain parent and faculty and staff portals on the website.
Partner with the Director of Communications to track and analyze data performance in order to optimize user engagement and help drive future marketing and communications decisions.
Manage SF Day’s social media presence, including content development.
Partner with classroom teachers and, where appropriate, students, to showcase SF Day’s program, faculty & student work to internal and external constituents.
Develop an annual social media plan to promote SF Day and align with school events and calendars.
Assist in planning, implementation, and execution of communications to SF Day’s various constituents, including parents/guardians, alumni, Board of Trustees, students, faculty/staff, and prospective families.
Partner with instructional teams and departments to develop and/or edit content for print and digital publications.
Draft and design SF Day’s weekly parent/guardian/community e-newsletter, The Week Ahead.
Videography, Photography & Graphic Design
Document school events, athletics, and school life via photography and video to convey effective stories and capture key campus events. Events may occasionally fall on evenings and weekends.
Partner with freelance video producers and photographers on the development of our higher-visibility video and photography, develop shot lists, and write creative briefs and shooting schedules. Accompany of freelance videographers and photographers on shoots on campus.
Contribute to, organize, and maintain the school’s online photo and video archives.
Use graphic design tools (InDesign, Canva) to create specialized content for the school including donor stewardship newsletters, flyers for school events, content for our annual gala, admissions, and other projects as needed.
Serve as a point of contact for families, volunteers, and employees who might have questions about how to access the school’s various communications tools.
Maintain the school’s digital directory and help ensure consistency of constituent data across communications platforms.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Requires a minimum of 3 years of related professional experience.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Extensive experience with Google Suite, InDesign and website content is required.
Proficiency in website development and email marketing platforms
Time-management skills, the ability to multitask under pressure, creative problem-solving skills, and strong organizational and project management skills.
Perform all functions with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Listen attentively and work effectively with others to support organizational goals.
Develop a good rapport with parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and all others connected to the school -- embrace and support the school community.
Demonstrate a positive and productive attitude.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends occasionally.
Ready to Join SF Day? SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary.
SF Day is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school. SF Day educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply.
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