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Communications Coordinator

Posted :
April 2, 2024
Department(s) :
Operations
Job Status :
Full Time

About Shefa

The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades K-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.

The Shefa School is growing rapidly.  We opened our doors in 2014 with just 24 students, and our enrollment is now approaching 220 students. We continue to grow each year, and are moving to a new state-of-the-art facility on the Upper West Side for September 2024.

About the Position

● Content Creation and Copywriting:

○ Write clear, compelling copy for various mediums (flyers, website, press releases, calendars, social media, etc.) to inform and engage target audiences

○ Photograph and video daily life of the school and special events

○ Collaborate on social media content planning, creation, and publication, including posting regular social media updates and assisting with the weekly newsletter for current families and community members, and other regular communications

○ Create flyers, social graphics, videos, and other marketing assets in collaboration with the Student Life Coordinator

○ Collaborate with Admissions and Development (fundraising) to create and implement marketing and engagement plans to improve enrollment, retention, and fundraising through all media channels, including website, advertisements, print, email, and at-school experiences

● Communications Planning, Development, and Publication:

○ Plan, compose, format and distribute much of the school’s electronic communications

○ Create editorial calendars to plan and coordinate publication of communications across channels

○ Support faculty and administration in creating on-brand emails and social media content and regularly share classroom news that effectively illustrates our values, mission, and weekly activities with families and beyond

○ Maintain relationships with advertising and communication vendors as well as work in coordination with external consultants / agencies

Key Responsibilities

● Content Creation and Copywriting:

○ Write clear, compelling copy for various mediums (flyers, website, press releases, calendars, social media, etc.) to inform and engage target audiences

○ Photograph and video daily life of the school and special events

○ Collaborate on social media content planning, creation, and publication, including posting regular social media updates and assisting with the weekly newsletter for current families and community members, and other regular communications

○ Create flyers, social graphics, videos, and other marketing assets in collaboration with the Student Life Coordinator

○ Collaborate with Admissions and Development (fundraising) to create and implement marketing and engagement plans to improve enrollment, retention, and fundraising through all media channels, including website, advertisements, print, email, and at-school experiences

● Communications Planning, Development, and Publication:

○ Plan, compose, format and distribute much of the school’s electronic communications

○ Create editorial calendars to plan and coordinate publication of communications across channels

○ Support faculty and administration in creating on-brand emails and social media content and regularly share classroom news that effectively illustrates our values, mission, and weekly activities with families and beyond

○ Maintain relationships with advertising and communication vendors as well as work in coordination with external consultants / agencies

Qualifications

● College degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field

● 2+ years relevant work experience in communications and experience working in a nonprofit or school setting preferred

● This is a new role for the school and is ideal for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who is excited to join our team.

● Enjoys being a part of the vibrant community life of the school

● Able to handle change and shifting priorities and is both flexible and adaptable.

● Brings strong writing and editing skills in a variety of contexts (web, email, social media, advertisements, etc).

● Pays close attention to the details in design and writing

● Experience working collaboratively across various departments and is a team player

● Detail-oriented, creative, independent and takes initiative

● Strong project management and prioritization skills

● Aptitude for technology and for learning new systems, software, research based practices and platforms

● Experience with Canva and/or Adobe Creative Suite, Veracross, and social media schedulers preferred

Salary

$55,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience

Send Cover Letter & Resume to

jobs@shefaschool.org

Job Description (PDF)

Communications Coordinator