Digital Communications Manager

Posted On: July 18, 2016

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: The Spence School

Company Description

The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 739 students in Grades K–12.

Job Description

The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 739 students in Grades K–12. We are seeking a Digital Communications Manager to join our highly collaborative team in a position that offers a wide variety of responsibilities in a busy and collegial environment. The communications team is part of the Spence Advancement Office, consisting of 10 full-time employees who are responsible for fundraising, alumnae relations, school events and schoolwide communications. This position reports to the Director of Communications.

Chief Responsibilities Include:
Lead the school’s online communications work, developing content for online communities
Create the weekly e-newsletter, SpenceNews
Create content for all online broadcasts
Serve as chief photographer for day-to-day activities
Maintain the photographic assets of the School
Manage multimedia and videography assets
Collaborate in developing and implementing social media strategies and initiatives
Collaborate in implementing strategies for search engine optimization and in developing web analytic reports
Lead web design initiatives; responsible for maintaining website architecture, styles and content management
Manage Athletics news and schedule seasonal photography
Oversee communications for opening of school
Maintain designated sections of the website
Assist with Advancement Office projects and programs and occasional evening events

Required Skills and Proficiencies:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of related communications experience within educational or not-for-profit settings required
Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated experience in developing online content
Proficient in photography, multimedia as well as editing and production work
Experience in creating e-communications
Ability to approach tasks with creativity, imagination and curiosity
Adept in utilizing social media tools
Familiarity with search engine optimization strategies and analytical tools
Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to details
Ability to process, organize and share a large volume of information, ensuring that school communications are proactive, timely and accurate
Excellent project-management skills and ability to prioritize among multiple demands and deadlines
Ability to work with a variety of constituents and to lead projects with tact and professionalism
A collaborative spirit and strong team ethic
Ability to approach each day with enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and a sense of humor

Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples by July 30 to