Moses Brown is a 236-year-old co-educational independent day school enrolling 775 students, nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an Inner Light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.
Moses Brown seeks a full-time assistant director of communication to amplify the story of our exhilarating educational community. The ideal candidate is an outstanding storyteller and writer, has an eye for design and compelling visuals, is a savvy digital marketer with stellar project management experience, and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. We hope all staff at Moses Brown will embrace Quaker ideals and become active members of our school community.
Communications Strategy, Content Creation, and Production (45%)
As both a top-level strategist and in-the-trenches producer, the Asst. Director will partner with staff and students to identify and tell engaging stories from the daily life of the school. They will create compelling content — writing words, taking photos, editing videos — that helps alumni, current families, and prospective applicants understand and re-affirm the power of the Moses Brown experience. In the course of this work the Asst. Director will:
Create and adapt stories for different audiences and to fit specific platforms, posting on multiple social media channels and our website — facility with Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools is key;
Embrace data, research, and community feedback as vital components of communications work, ensuring that every communications solution is developed from a clear communications problem;
Coordinate and develop media relations to promote schoolhouse programs, public events, and initiatives to the community; optimizing opportunities for engagement and earned media
Train and guide faculty and staff on brand guidelines, ensuring that Moses Brown is represented in an authentic, sophisticated, and cohesive manner;
Manage relationships with outside vendors (designers, printers, writers, etc.).
2. Project Management and Strategic Integration (20%)
Manage projects collaboratively with other departments and utilize skills sets across the school to maximize the impact of each communications project;
Collaborate with the Director of Communications & Marketing and the Director of Community Engagement to ensure a high level of strategic integration, consistency, and efficiency in school-wide marketing and messaging;
Consistently use Trello to maximize collaboration and efficiency in project management; train faculty and staff partners;
Share in responsibility for development and maintenance of a comprehensive annual editorial calendar;
Attend cross-departmental meetings to facilitate ongoing coordination and prioritization of projects.
3. Graphic Design (25%)
Provide design support for the Office of Community Engagement (communications, admissions, athletics, development, and alumni programs), including print design and digital design;
Manage and guide external design vendors, providing creative and narrative direction as necessary;
Ensure cohesion and sophistication across the many applications of the Moses Brown visual identity, by adhering to the appropriate graphic standards and by training other staff and students on those standards;
Serve as instructional resource for staff and students on fundamental design principles and various design tools like Photoshop and InDesign.
4. Community Participation (10%)
Attend classes, practices, performances, campus events and student-run club meetings, in order to tell stories and report on the innumerable goings-on around campus.
3-5 years prior experience in professional electronic communications.
Experience in an educational or nonprofit setting is preferred.
Skills, Knowledge, Competencies:
Solid computer experience and proficiency with in the following programs:
Adobe Photoshop - digital illustration, graphic design, photo editing
Adobe Illustrator – graphic design, layout design, vector art
Adobe Indesign - graphic design, page layout
Adobe Premiere – film editing and animation
PHP for Wordpress.org
Microsoft Office Suite
Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects.
Strong, polished aesthetic and excellent eye for detail and impactful photo selection.
Ability to work efficiently on several initiatives and projects at once, often with ambiguity and varying timelines.
Ability to support your work verbally and visually with thoughtful design rationale, data, or user research.
Ability to contribute to design strategy and thought leadership discussions.
Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills, including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly across different audiences.
Experience with responsive and mobile design.
Proven skills in creativity, analysis, and problem-solving, and the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and incorporate ideas and feedback from multiple stakeholders; ability to synthesize complex ideas and concepts into compelling digital collateral.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team to meet deadlines.
Possess the ability to build relationships and work effectively with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
Sound judgment and a high level of professionalism.
Ideate and create compelling print, web, and other digital collateral that advances MB's brand identity includes athletics, the alumni association, and other related schoolhouse subsidiary groups.
Translate marketing strategies into compelling and clear graphic design solutions.
fluency with written word (including the ability to edit)
fluency with digital platforms (ability to update website and social channels; understanding of basic social platform norms — Instagram, FaceBook, YouTube)
fluency with project management
facility with storytelling across multiple media
facility with digital graphics (Photoshop or similar + InDesign)
facility with photography and basic videography
facility with brand fundamentals, both messaging and visual
desire to collaborate with people across the institution, both on operations (technology, Community Engagement, etc.) and content (faculty, alumni, etc.)
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is competitive and based on education and number of years of experience. The school offers a competitive package of benefits to its faculty and staff, including vacation, sick and personal days, health insurance, and retirement plan.
Candidates should send a statement of interest, portfolio, and resume to Darrel Frost at email@example.com.
About Moses Brown School
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).