Do you love to write? Do you enjoy thinking about what various constituencies need to know? Do you love being part of a vibrant community, and want to help build it?
We are looking for a self-starter with exceptional writing and organizational skills to join our team
Create content, provide copy writing for, and oversee design, proofing, and distribution of Advancement and Admissions communications, e.g. Print and Digital publication as well as website pages and special events.
Oversee editing, proofing, sending (and often writing) of School communications
Manage the School’s social media accounts.
Assist with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge management
Provide faculty training on messaging and communications best practices
Create and manage communications timeline
Serve as the School’s point person/project manager for the new website. Once launched, maintain data and information on the School website accurate, and current.
Promote the mission of the School
Assist with crisis communications, as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
A desire to work with preschool to ninth grade day and junior boarding students, and a deep empathy for their experience
Experience with (or willingness to learn) Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, and/or Facts Management, as well as graphic design programs, such as Canvas.
Exceptional written-and-oral-communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
Cultural competence and diplomacy, a warm and empathetic demeanor, a collaborative and flexible nature.
Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 and we iteratively innovate to ensure we offer a compelling and relevant education. We have a main campus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. We offer preschool through 9th grade, including a small junior boarding program for students in grades 5-9. In 2014 we opened a satellite location in Devens which serves preschool through fourth grade. We also have "Foundations at Applewild", which is located on the Fitchburg campus and serves students in grades two through eighth with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.
We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries, and well over half of our students receive financial assistance in order to attend. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive --- our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emotionally safe... and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences.
When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our diversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community.
The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.
Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.