We are looking for the right person to join our team! The Marketing & Communications Associate will manage all aspects of marketing and communication projects and will work closely with the Midland’s Advancement, Admissions and Administrative teams. Midland School, located on a 2,860-acre ranch at the edge of the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County, California, has been a leader of place-based and experiential college preparatory education since 1932. We strive to have everything that we do — from the courses we choose to teach, to how we maintain our campus, to the way we feed ourselves — originate from an intentional curriculum that focuses not only on college preparatory classes, but also on leadership, community, and stewardship. If you would like to be a part of a team dedicated to teaching the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, simplicity and a responsibility to community and environment, then join us and make a difference. See www.midland-school.org for more information about our school. Midland School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity amongst our employees.
Responsibilities include: Own the development and messaging of Midland’s brand narrative? Manage the brand communication strategy across a variety of media, including: social, website, newsletters and publications Copywriting and ghostwriting for Midland branded materials, including internal & external communications Establish growth goals and monitor metrics for all digital properties and ad placements, in collaboration with the Admissions team Work across departments to create and maintain a clear internal and external communication system Work collaboratively with and manage Midland’s partners and consultants, including graphic designers, video and photographers Create, execute, and collaborate on marketing programs and campaigns for Admissions, Advancement & overall brand goals Support the Director of Advancement in creating and implementing results-oriented fundraising programs and campaigns Support Midland event marketing, coordination & day-of execution Represent the school to donors and prospective families at on and off campus events
Applicants should first carefully review the minimum qualifications and the Midland School website. Thereafter, please submit the following four items: 1) One-page cover letter that addresses the alignment of your experience and interests with the position and Midland School mission 2) One-page resume 3) Midland Employment Application (see resources on the Midland website) 4) List of 3-5 references 5) three (3) writing samples (can be social media posts, essays, blog posts, website content or articles, etc.). If you have a portfolio, please share that as well. Please submit applications via email to Charis Derbyshire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field Working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, Basic HTML, Google Suite, Microsoft Office & Canvas Working knowledge of social media best practices (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn) Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including strong grammar skills Ability to think creatively and innovatively, especially in response to rapidly changing circumstances Fervent attention to detail, problem solving and strong analytical skills Excellent project management and organizational skills Interest and enthusiasm for working in a non-profit, independent school environment Ability to work independently and collaboratively Pass criminal and driving background check Health clearance for TB screening Desired Qualifications: Experience managing a brand for a similar school, non-profit organization or small business Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere) Working knowledge of fundraising, enrollment & marketing best-practices Experience managing and marketing small and large-scale events Consultant and/or team management experience Photography & videography skills Willingness to and interest in enrollment and advancement-related travel Comfortable working in a dog friendly office environment
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, salary dependent on experience.