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Marketing and Communications Manager

The Pennfield School, Portsmouth, RI

Accredited by AISNE

The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island is seeking a part-time Marketing and Communications Manager. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing a marketing plan that blends all types of media including print, digital, social media and public relations to support enrollment and retention under the guidance of the Director of Admission. Other responsibilities include the creation, editing and publishing of school materials for internal and external distribution, promoting school events in the wider community, overseeing the website and social media and taking photos and videos at events.


Part-time (three days/week) Marketing and Communications Manager at The Pennfield School. The person needs to have flexibility in their hours.

The position pays $25/hour with no additional benefits.


Develop and implement marketing plans that blends print, digital, social media to support enrollment and retention under the guidance of the Director of Admission.

Oversee the creation, editing, and publication of Pennfield marketing materials, including but not limited to:

The Spirit – a bi-annual school magazine

Summer camp brochure

Print and digital advertisements

The Nutshell, a curriculum guide Marketing pieces for Admission and Development

 The weekly parent newsletter, The Lunchbox Express

Contribute to the school’s social media venues - website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Work with school’s graphic designer

By following Style Guide, ensure consistent language and style in marketing materials.

Write stories and press releases for print and social media.

Place Pennfield ads in a variety of media outlets


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of communications and marketing experience.
  • Professional writing and editing skills.
  • Social Media experience.
  • Highly organized, efficient and flexible.
  • Team player but self motivator. 
  • Creative, dynamic individual.
  • Design experience preferred.
  • Eye for detail and design. 
  • Prior experience working in an independent school preferred

Application process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references to the Director of Admission, Kristin Emory at: or mail to The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 02871.