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Marketing & Communications Specialist

Company: Covenant Day School
Location: Matthews, NC
Salary Range: based on experience
Job Type: Part Time
Date Available: 6/15/2019

The Marketing & Communications Specialist supports the efforts of the Marketing Department to develop and implement strategies to promote and tell the story of Covenant Day School. This position will be responsible for gathering and disseminating information to help tell the story of Covenant Day through both digital and print media channels. Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director, the position is part time, year-round (twelve months), hourly (non-exempt), and serves twenty-five hours each week.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and maintain the Covenant Day public website and My CDS portal
  • Gather news and story ideas to share with the school community and general public
  • Create and execute Covenant Day’s social media strategy; evaluate and update as needed
  • Generate and share daily content on social media platforms to engage with our school community
  • Monitor trends in social media, digital marketing, and independent school marketing and branding
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of content for all school communications channels including ENEWS, website content, social media content, annual reports, the Classic magazine, and other publications as needed
  • Work collaboratively with each division of the school to stay up to date on new programs, class offerings, student achievements, etc.
  • Create graphics as needed for both digital and print communication needs
  • Assist with copy writing and editing
  • Partner on execution of internal and external communications strategies for the school
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Marketing & Communications Director or Head of School

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, or Public Relations preferred
  • 2-5 years of experience in social media, digital marketing, or related field
  • Experience in a school or non-profit setting is a plus with desire to serve in a learning environment
  • Experience with website design and maintenance, as well as a basic knowledge of html
  • Creative thinker with the ability to come up with new ideas, troubleshoot issues, and problem-solve
  • Intermediate knowledge of digital communication techniques and strategies including experience with social media management, email communication, and website content management
  • A working knowledge of adobe creative suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), web applications, and social media platforms; experience with FinalCut Pro and Adobe Illustrator is a plus
  • Experience with photography and videography; video and photo editing skills a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to display initiative and independent judgement while managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively and professionally with various school constituents such as parents, visitors, students, other faculty/staff, and vendors
  • Ability to maintain the greatest degree of confidentiality and professionalism in all matters
  • Ability to work under pressure both independently and within a team-oriented environment

How To Apply

Please visit http://covenantday.org/employmentformore information and to submit an application.

Established in 1989, Covenant Day School is an independent, Christian, college preparatory school in Matthews, N.C. that serves more than 860 students from transitional kindergarten through high school. At Covenant Day, we are committed to assisting the Christian family by providing an education marked by a biblical world view, academic excellence, and affordability so that students are equipped to be salt and light for God’s glory. Students thrive in a nurturing environment where both academic excellence and spiritual training are blended without compromise.

 

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