Assistant Director, Communications and Operations
  • Communications

The Winsor School, Boston, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Founded in 1886, The Winsor School is one of the nation’s leading independent day schools for girls in grades 5–12. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Research area, The Winsor School is a diverse, vibrant community that values intellectual curiosity, authentic engagement, and personal integrity. We challenge our students to lead lives of purpose and join the broader Winsor community of faculty, staff, graduates, and friends who share and support this mission.

We are seeking an Assistant Director, Communications and Operations who produces high-quality writing and multimedia content and manages the operations and data driven projects for all internal and external audiences in an active and collegial environment. The Assistant Director, Communications and Operations will support an integrated marketing and communications strategy for all marketing and communications projects and initiatives. As part of a communications team of three, the Assistant Director will work with the Senior Communications Manager to share Winsor’s institutional narrative for all internal and external communications, media, and news for academics, student life, development, and community events. As the school embarks on their next capital campaign, there will be exciting and key opportunities to support fundraising communications. This position is full-time and reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing. 

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Communications:

The Assistant Director is responsible for writing, editing, and publishing communications, managing and maintaining print and online content, and supporting all communications and marketing brand and fundraising initiatives.

  •  Write, edit, and proofread all school communications and marketing content.
  • Manage, coordinate, and maintain the school’s website.
  • Build and publish the news and email campaigns, and support all online platforms and print publications.
  • Produce photo, video, social media content relevant to the current and past alum constituents. 
  • Maintain content strategy and schedules for social media, digital marketing, and other digital platforms.
  • Contribute and collaborate with the Senior Communications Manager on the Winsor Bulletin, the school’s bi-annual magazine.
  • Work with the school archivist to support projects with historical content needs.
  • Support other projects as directed by the Director of Communications and Marketing.
  • Collaborate with the Admission Program to produce annual materials supporting the outreach work to prospective families and students.

Operations:

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the essential operational aspects of school communications operations including, but not limited to, managing all digital operations and database integrity, department workflow and processes, data analytics, project coordination, and administrative paperwork.

  •  Manage the workflow and process for all school requests for communications and marketing.
  • Partner closely with the school database managers and the IT department to manage the distribution of mail files for all school communications.
  • Work with colleagues to support the digital and technical needs for all school communications handled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Oversee, maintain, and distribute brand-consistent assets and photo/video database platforms.
  • Manage and direct the workflow process for various print and digital platforms and channels.
  • Maintain and track data and website analytics.
  • Handle the department’s administrative duties and budget paperwork for freelance photographers, videographers, writers, as needed.
  • Support administrative and operational initiatives as directed by the Director of Communications and Marketing.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years in communications, content management, and administrative experience.
  • A minimum of three years in an educational or not-for-profit environment. Experience with fundraising and development preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Excellent project management and customer service skills, including managing complex responsibilities and prioritizing among multiple demands and deadlines.
  • Process, organize, and share a large volume of information, ensuring that school communications are proactive, timely, and accurate.
  • Experience working with a variety of constituents with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Advanced experience with databases and mail files.  Experience with Blackbaud’s Razor’s Edge preferred.
  • Proficiency in photography, videography, and creating multimedia content.
  • Expert knowledge of web applications, web-based databases, and productivity tools including Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite.
  • A collegial, team-oriented spirit, strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor.

The Winsor School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law. The Winsor School is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Please visit the Winsor Careers page to submit your resume and a cover letter:

https://www.winsor.edu/about/career-opportunities