Associate Director of Communications

Greens Farms Academy

Westport, Connecticut

Date Posted September 15, 2022
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Greens Farms Academy is seeking an experienced and ambitious communications professional to work in partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Marketing and Special Projects to help implement a school-wide communications strategy. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating outstanding communications vehicles, including web-based and social media content, the GFA Magazine, the annual report, parent and divisional publications, and various internal communications. The Associate Director will be a key member of the Advancementteam and will supervise a Creative Director and Media Manager.

Associate Director of Communications

Major Functions and Responsibilities
• Tell GFA’s story through compelling written and visual content across digital
platforms and publications;
• Serve as editor-in-chief of the GFA Magazine;
• Assess the website and ensure that it is innovative, user-friendly, and effective;
Oversee, update, and maintain content for the website;
• Manage and schedule the workflow of the communications team through the
assignment of news stories, event coverage, and blog/social media posts;
• Collaborate with the Advancement team and other key stakeholders on the
forthcoming comprehensive campaign and the school’s centennial in 2025;
• Partner with division and department heads to provide specific communications
support and training to their team members;

Desired Qualifications and Characteristics
Strong candidates will possess and exhibit the following experience and qualifications:
• Minimum of four years of experience in a communications-related position
• Evidence of strong writing, editing, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
• Strong digital experience, ideally in website management;
• Photography, video production/editing, and social media management experience
• Solid understanding of the advantages and drawbacks of traditional and emerging
media, from print magazines to social media, in conveying information and content in
ways that engage and excite constituents;
• Ability to evaluate the strengths of existing communications and to identify
opportunities for improvement;
• Keen creative and design sensibilities with a strong understanding of the
communications process from creative concept through production and fulfillment;
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills;
• Proven ability to mentor and support staff, to build relationships and seek alignment
across the school, and to work within budgets;
• Strong personal integrity and work ethic, as well as a sense of humor and perspective;
• Prior experience in an educational environment (university, college, or independent
school) preferred;
• Availability for occasional weekend and evening events;
• Bachelor’s degree required.

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