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Kent Denver School is looking for a creative, detail-oriented and collaborative professional to join our communications team. The successful candidate will have a diverse set of communications skills including a strong writing background, videography/video editing, graphic design, photography, and web content creation.
The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and is a key content creator for internal and external school communications. The Communications Coordinator will play a key role in assisting the school as we pursue our ambitious mission of transforming lives of students and community through extraordinary educational experiences.
Weekly newsletter management:
Plan and curate parent/guardian newsletters including: Connection, The Week Ahead and the KDPA newsletter: Parent Community News
Regularly track newsletter metrics to evaluate effectiveness of publications and messaging
Maintain newsletter and email archive page for KDS parents
Provide ongoing creative service project management:
Enhance internal and external communications by managing photography, videography, video editing and graphic design projects.
Manage and curate Kent Denver’s photo and video archives.
Provide support to students and employees seeking to use photo and/or design assets for school-related projects.
Assist in content creation and promotion on a variety of multimedia channels, including official school social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
Manage and update key internal and external publications:
Publications include, but are not limited to: the Curriculum Guide, Family Handbook, Employee Handbook, Back-to-School-Planner and Perspective alumni magazine.
Support Kent Denver’s website through general updates:
Regularly maintain the Parent Portal and Home Page News sections.
Create, maintain and troubleshoot community email lists and message templates.
Train and support internal users, especially senior administrators and deans.
Other duties as assigned by the Director
Additional school-day student facing activity (e.g. advisory, club, elective, DEI initiative, etc), as agreed by the Director
The salary range is $52,000 - $60,000
This is a full time exempt position with full medical, dental and retirement benefits, and paid vacation, sick and personal leave. This information will be available at the time of the interview.
Kent Denver School Employment Policy:
Kent Denver School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, religion, transgender status (including gender identity or gender expression), sex (including pregnancy), gender, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, marriage to a co-worker, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, veteran status (including Vietnam era veteran status), genetic information, military service, application for military service or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Our school makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment.
Kent Denver School will foster a culture where all differences and identities across gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and economic background are valued, celebrated and recognized as an essential quality of the education offered in our dynamic learning environment. All members of the KDS community are asked to consider and commit to this promise and strengthen our mission-driven work and impact.
Skills and experience:
AP Style Writing/General Writing Skills:
You must possess a knowledge and awareness of AP style and the strong writing skills required to maintain the established tone and voice of Kent Dever writing to succeed in this position
This position requires video/photo editing experience, preferably with Adobe Creative Suite applications such as Premiere, Photoshop and Lightroom. In this position, you are co-editing and co-producing all creative content produced by the Kent Denver communications department.
Additional Preferred Experience: Adobe InDesign
High Attention to Detail and Creative Mindset:
This position requires someone to have a high attention to detail.
The ability to create and execute multimedia projects, bringing unique ideas and perspectives to the Communications Team.
Showcases strong initiative and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently on a wide variety of projects
Web Content & Social Media Management Systems
Preferred experience using a Website Content Management System, such as FinalSite, and social media management tools including Meta Business Suite.
The ability to quickly adopt a wide array of technological platforms is essential for this position. If you don’t have this experience, training can be provided upon hiring.
About Kent Denver School
Our campus recently completed an exciting transformation. In March 2018, our students moved into a new, state-of-the-art Middle School building. A new Visual Arts Center welcomed Upper- and Middle-School students in the winter of 2019, and, in the spring of 2019, we completed construction on an Upper School classroom building and welcome center. A second Upper School classroom wing was completed in 2020, and in total, we have created more than 100,000 square feet of cutting-edge instructional spaces that are designed to foster the best possible learning environment and to encourage innovation by teachers and students alike.
Our academic curriculum offers more than 140 exceptional courses taught by some of the best faculty in the country: 70% of our teachers have advanced degrees and several have been awarded Ph.D.s.—the highest level of academic achievement—in their chosen discipline. They are dedicated to providing an education exemplified by “excellence in scholarship and character.”
We provide a wide array of Middle and Upper School electives; signature programs such as robotics, speech and debate, Model UN, commercial music and entrepreneurship; ...and more than 50 student-created, student-led extracurricular clubs and robust independent learning opportunities through Kent Denver Institutes and the Global Online Academy.
Additionally, we are one of the few schools in the country to host an on-campus bank operated primarily by students. We are also home to a student-managed café, a state-of-the-art recording studio, high-tech maker spaces and the nation's first LEED Platinum-certified Dining Hall.
Over the years, our athletics teams have earned more than 80 State Championships, 58 State Runners-Up, 25 State Final Fours, 93 Regional Championships, 18 District Championships and more than 140 League Championships. Equally important, students of all levels and abilities have had opportunities to challenge themselves and grow in our athletics program.
Kent Denver awards approximately $4 million in financial aid to nearly 25% of our students each year. Applied directly to tuition, these awards immediately reduce the cost of attendance and help ensure Kent Denver is an affordable option for all income levels.
Learn more about Kent Denver School on our website, www.kentdenver.org
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