Communications Manager

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing, promotions, advertising and public/media relations for the Advancement Office of The Stony Brook School to inform and inspire internal and external audiences about the School’s distinct mission, students, alumni, and programs.
 
This position requires a creative and organized individual who is qualified to write and edit for web, social media, and print publications, who can work collaboratively on the school’s Advancement team—and cross-function as the lead for developing and executing a consistent school-wide communication and marketing plan.
As the Communications Manager you will be joining a truly exceptional team.
 
Key Job Functions:
  • Manages relationships with key vendors for graphic design, marketing materials, website, etc. 
  • Develop and conduct email marketing campaigns 
  • Develop new avenues for raising public and media awareness
  • Keep informed of the developments in the fields of marketing, advertising, communications, promotional media.
  • Update and maintain the school’s style guide and brand book
  • Coordination of annual case for support/annual review  
  • Primary interface with faculty, students, donors, alumni and parents. 
  • Management of tri-annual issues of The Bulletin. Working with the team to execute The Bulletin three times per year.  
  • Social Media – management of new social media calendar. Coordination and management of SBS social media and identify potential stories for social media and local press. Monitors non-favorable social media activity and responds appropriately.
  • Assistance with all Centennial projects, Coordination of all Advancement related event communications including Homecoming, Fall and Spring events. 
  • Press Releases - compose and issue press releases for SBS.  
  • Coordination of all solicitation and thanking/reporting communications. Manage the process from internal request to distribution. 
  • Regular website maintenance
  • Create and manage a master communications calendar for all of the above annual communications tasks.
  • Assist in any other development, marketing, public relations or support office activities not listed above.
Requirements: 
  • Employee must be a committed follower of Jesus, possess the motivational desire to work in a Christian educational setting, and believe in the school’s mission to mold character before career
  • Experience: Minimum of five years performing duties and responsibilities associated with the position
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong interactive technological, social media, and website skills
  • Basic knowledge of using simple design platforms, like Canva 
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team
  • Demonstrated passion for and skill in working in an educational setting
  • Highly organized and detail oriented  
  • Must demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm, and a professional image to internal and external constituencies 
  • Must have the ability to multitask; be flexible, diplomatic, and open-minded
  • Must have the ability to work productively with deadlines, and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends for 4-5 special events each school year
  • Someone who is an end-to-end thinker, creative, hands-on, organized problem-solver.
  • Someone with excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills with great creativity. 
The Stony Brook School offers full time employees comprehensive medical and dental benefits, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and meals when school is in session.  
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to pamela.palleschi@sbs.org

The Stony Brook School is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  All employment decisions at The Stony Brook School are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, genetic predisposition, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  
 
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The Stony Brook School

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A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students