Communications and Advancement Coordinator
  • Advancement
  • Communications

South Shore Christian Academy, Weymouth, MA

Apply here by sending a resume and cover letter to Mark Jennings, Head of School. 

Announcement: There is a position opening for a full-time Communications and Advancement Coordinator for the 2019-20 academic year, starting in August, 2019.  This position is part of the Advancement team. The position is a one-year position and is eligible for renewal.  Resume and Cover Letter should be sent to Dr. Mark A. Jennings, Head of School at headofschool@southshorechristian.org

South Shore Christian Academy (SSCA) is an independent, non-denominational, co-ed day school educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1994, SSCA aims to provide a liberal arts education with a distinctly Christian worldview. Our students are taught to maintain a high level of intellectual and spiritual integrity, equipping them to actively engage and apply God's truth in the world around them.

SSCA is a diverse community serving more than 265 students from different racial, economic, and Christian backgrounds. Currently our students represent more than 90 churches from more than 25 towns in the greater Boston area.

Job Summary: The Communications and Advancement Coordinator is a member to the school’s advancement team and will work collaboratively with school’s leadership, especially the Director of Admissions, Coordinator for Alumni and Parent Programs, and the Head of School to plan and execute marketing and communication programs that promote and enhance the public perception of the school. This position will oversee all marketing and communication efforts to the school’s various audiences, including current families, prospective families, alumni, former families, public relations, and so forth.  This position will collaborate with the Coordinator for Alumni and Parent Programs and the Head of School to plan and execute aspects of the school’s fundraising effort, such as the annual fund, annual fund dinner, and give day programs.  

This position is a 40 hours/week (August 15 – June 30), 20 hours /week (July 1 – Aug 14) exempt position; reports to the Head of School.

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university, at minimum; Master’s degree preferred. 

·      1-2+ years experience in marketing and communications. Experience in educational or non-profit arenas preferred

·      Creative and hard working

·      Proven communicator, in both oral and written formats

·      Experienced in digital marketing, especially website and social media 

·      Graphic design experience preferred

·      Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.

·      Able to work collaboratively.

·      Affirm SSCA Statement of Faith and Teaching Positions. 

Primary Responsibilities:

·      To serve as the primary organizer and point of contact for the annual “We Believe” donor dinner.  Responsibilities for this dinner include, but are not limited to:

o   Collaborating with the Head of School and Coordinator for Alumni and Parent programs in the promotion, design, and implementation of the “We Believe” annual donor dinner

o   Serve as the primary organizer for “We Believe” dinner location, invitations, attendance, event program, and follow up

·      To oversee the school’s annual fund program, including the November annual fund drive and the spring “give day” promotion. Responsibilities for the annual fund include, but are not limited to:

o   Overseeing development and publication of promotional and communication materials related to the annual fund

o   Collaborating with the Head of School in the implementation of the school’s annual fund

o   Maintaining and keeping current records of giving to the annual fund, providing reports to the HOS and Board of Trustees

o   Track and follow up on gifts and pledges from donors for the purpose of providing thank you notes, receipts and, giving records to donors

o   To maintain a high degree of confidentiality as it pertains to donor support

·      To plan and execute marketing and communication strategies, programs, and campaigns which enhance both the public and internal perceptions of the school. Responsibilities regarding marketing and communications include, but are not limited to:

o   Overseeing parent communication program in order to keep families accurately and timely informed of school life and events

o   Developing in collaboration with the Director of Admissions, a comprehensive marketing effort that raises the visibility of the school so as to generate interest that results in an increased and viable interest in parents to enroll their children in the school.

o   Creating in collaboration with the Director of Admissions, marketing materials to be used at admissions events and as part of the admissions process

o   Identifying emerging marketing strategies, test effectiveness, and report results.

o   Overseeing and increasing the school’s social media presence, including active and regular use of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

o   Monitoring the school’s reputation on social media sites, informing the Head of School of potential or actual public relation concerns

o   Collaborating with the IT Director regarding maintaining and developing the school website(s)

o   Maintaining an awareness of current trends and laws in marketing and communication protocols and to keep HOS advised of current trends and laws in marketing and communication protocols

o   Educating the school community of current trends and laws related to communication, especially social media

o   Collaborating with the Coordinator for Alumni and Parent programs in the promotion and implementation of the End of Year picnic 

General Responsibilities:

 ·      To support the Board of Trustee’s mission statements, statement of faith, teaching positions, and philosophy of the school, and to embody the religious positions of the school in all actions

·      To ensure and maintain congruency between student-related activities of the school and its mission statements and philosophy.

·      To follow and ensure the school’s compliance with SSCA policies and procedures.

·     To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

·     To support the school and its leadership.

·     To maintain the privacy of all student records and interactions as appropriate

·     To maintain professional and ethical boundaries as described in the EmployeeHandbook

·     To promote and speak positively of SSCA to all constituents, internal and external. 

Secondary Responsibilities:

·      To attend all major school functions.

·      To support the admissions and development efforts of the school

·      To prepare reports as requested

Minimum Employment Requirements:

 ·      Must affirm Statement of Faith and Teaching Positions

·      SSCA conducts background checks and employment authorizations

·      Regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, see (close and distant vision required)

·      Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. or more. 

·      Required to move about campus regularly

·      Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing, data processing, and internet functions, as well as all applications used in the regular functioning of the school. 

·      Some evenings and weekends are required.

·      Minimal travel requirements