The Marketing and Communications Director leads strategic communications and marketing initiatives that foster the school’s vision and mission. They are responsible for developing and implementing the school’s overall communications and marketing plans, including strategic planning, reporting, budgeting, and key branding and messaging objectives. They oversee both internal and external messaging for critical school communication. The ideal candidate will care deeply about the Aurora School mission, love children, and seek the opportunity to innovate and bring new ideas to the school.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Requires BA/BS in Communications/PR and/or Marketing
Minimum three years of experience in communications or marketing preferably in the non-profit and/or independent school sector
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Outstanding organizational and presentation skills
Proven ability to effectively lead and manage multiple creative projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
Creative and artistic vision and direction
Demonstrated leadership and strong, collaborative teamwork skills; willingness to take initiative and strategize
Experience in desktop publishing design and management of design production
Demonstrated experience with photography design, videography, website content management and design, and social media marketing
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Photoshop, Mail Chimp, Word Press Engine, and Social Media posting
Demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
Proven track record as an independent and goal-oriented director with a dedication to meeting deadlines
Experience working with and/or managing volunteers
Able to approach tasks with good humor, warmth and enthusiasm
Collegial, approachable, invested in the success of the school, and able to occasionally step outside the job description at times for the greater good of the school
Able to partner with and serve as counsel to the Head of School on communication activities
About Aurora School
Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement. Established in 1988, Aurora is an independent K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small multi-age classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children’s social and emotional development. We strive to foster students’ development into self-aware, confident life-long learners and leaders who step up to advocate for themselves and others, throughout school, in our Oakland community and in the world at large. Our talented staff provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.
Aurora School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.