Communications and Marketing Specialist | Echo Horizon School

Echo Horizon School

Culver City, California, Echo Horizon School and its Echo Center is to educate children in a collaborative environment that is academically challenging and developmentally appropriate.  We actively promote mutual respect, individual responsibility, and ethical action.
Located in the arts district of Culver City, Echo Horizon is a Pre-K-6 elementary school that:
Gives children the time to be children, in a safe, inclusive community that is down-to-earth and free of unhealthy pressure.  Educates students with a unique curriculum that combines the “best of both worlds”: the strongest traditional practices with research-based and evidence-tested innovation.
Here at Echo Horizon School, we not only talk about the value of diversity and inclusion, but it is embodied daily.
POSITION SCOPE : The Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for articulating and communicating Echo Horizon’s unique identity, characteristics, and values through crafted and creative written content for video, social media, the website, and news outlets. The Specialist is responsible for creating, in collaboration with the department, the
Leadership Team and the Director of Communications, a dynamic communications strategy that will best support the school’s success and growth. S/he works with faculty, students, and parents on a variety of projects.
The ideal candidate will:

Have exceptional organizational skills and follow through
Have strong skills in strategic thinking and communications strategy
Have the ability to inspire and motivate people
Have demonstrated strength in project management
Possess a creative mindset and the ability to think outside of the box
Have a deep understanding and love of the unique culture and values of this community
Have strong written, visual, and oral communication skills
Have a demonstrated desire to be part of an effective, collaborative team
Be an collaborative and independent problem-solver
Take initiative and possess the ability to create, innovate, and implement action
Be able to sets goals, manages priorities, and has high expectations
Be a reflective practitioner and a good listener and the ability to take constructive feedback
Have a good balance of visionary ideas and practical solutions
Be an exceptional, caring practitioner who is up-to-date on best practices in communications and public relations.
Have a positive outlook, strong listening skills, a growth mindset, and an enthusiasm for working with young people and their families.
Have curiosity and a love of learning and children
Be a visionary, creative and proactive collaborator
Have the ability to balance multiple high-pressure time-sensitive projects simultaneously

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Draft, transcribe, proofread and create written content for school publications including but not limited to the annual magazine, the annual report, admissions materials, and internal and external correspondence.
Draft, transcribe and proofread create written content for digital communications including but not limited to marketing eblasts, parent e-newsletters, weekly bulletins, social media platforms and the website.
Oversee crisis communications and crisis management with the Director of Communications and Head of School.
Oversee external press relations, proactive and reactive with the Director of Communications and Head of School.
Ensure quality and consistency of key messaging, value statements and branding in all school communications, including publications, recruitment materials and media.
Script and coordinate marketing videos and on-campus photo shoots in partnership with the Director of Communications.
Assistance creating and crafting social media content and marketing collateral.
Photograph, film and archive media of on-campus events and lessons.
Interact with faculty, staff, students and parents build relationship building, curriculum development, and content creation.
Provide administrative support to the Marketing and Communications department.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to communications, journalism, or public relations.
Master’s Degree in Communications or similar field preferred.
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in communications and marketing, preferably in an educational setting.
Exceptional skills in written and oral communication.
Strong skills in strategic thinking and communications strategy.
Strength in project management and the ability to set goals, manage priorities, and have high expectations.
Strong skills in Google Suite and Google Analytics.
Proficient use of Adobe Suite is a plus.
Strong skills in Hootsuite, Hubspot, Canva, and Veracross are a plus.
Ability to work cohesively, collaborate and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders (parents, prospective parents, faculty/staff, Board of Trustees, etc.)
Ability to respond quickly and effectively in times of high stress.
A willingness and enthusiasm to participate in school events and functions.
Be an exceptional, caring practitioner who is up-to-date on best practices in

marketing and communications.

Have a positive outlook, strong listening skills, a growth mindset, and an enthusiasm for working with young people and their families.
Have curiosity and a love of learning and children.

 

Echo Horizon School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance
 Benefits

Health insurance
Paid time off
Dental insurance
401(k)
Vision insurance
Flexible schedule
Retirement plan
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
Ability to work outdoors with no temperature control
Correctable vision and hearing.

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