Director of Communications, Marketing, and Development
Berkwood Hedge School
April 24, 2018
Full Time - Administration
4 Year Degree
The Director of Communications, Marketing, and Development (DCMD) will lead communication, marketing, and fundraising initiatives that promote the school’s vision and messaging. The DCMD is responsible for promoting and developing our voice and brand and creating, managing and implementing Berkwood Hedge School’s strategic communications program. The primary objective of the Director is to create and communicate a compelling story about Berkwood Hedge School.
The DCMD will report to the Head of School and work closely with the senior administrative team and will lead, plan, direct and implement overall strategies for all communications, marketing, fundraising.
Marketing & Communication
We are seeking a strategic, thoughtful leader, experienced writer, problem solver and team member. S/he will lead communications, creating a diverse series of communications for varied audiences. While collaborating across constituencies, the Director will set strategy for messaging, branding and marketing; lead the formulation of strategic communications plans that advance the School and to ensure that messaging is consistent, compelling, timely, and appropriately targeted.
Lead annual fund and annual spring gala and provide leadership and guidance in cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and the strengthening of alumni and parent relations both as part of the fundraising program and in order to reinforce ties with the school’s various constituencies and the local community.
The Director of Communications, Marketing, and Development will be expected to:
Develop fundraising, marketing, and communications strategies and plans that advance and drive increased engagement with prospective and current constituencies.
Collaborate with administrative departments in articulating their purpose and ongoing work.
Participate actively in the work and success of the leadership team and the life of the School, and provide support for school events and administrative work.
Provide day-to-day support to colleagues, parents, and students.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Outstanding communication, community relations and interpersonal skills
Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Desire to strengthen and grow the marketing, communication, and fundraising efforts of a well-established school with a rich history.
Knowledge of educational institutions a plus
5+ years of experience desired
We look for candidates who thrive on ownership, collaboration, service, creativity and connection. Members of our team are excellent communicators with stellar grammar, an ability to convey emotion through the written word, and timely responses. For more information about Berkwood Hedge School, please visit us at berkwood.org. Salary and benefits are competitive. Submit cover letter and resume to Love Weinstock, Head of School, at email@example.com.
Berkwood Hedge School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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