The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development, execution, and management of the school’s marketing and communications program that supports the mission, vision, values, and goals of Scattergood. The primary objective of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator is to create and communicate a compelling narrative about the school through coordinated brand management. This includes the planning, design, production, and distribution of print and electronic materials, publicity, and public relations. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Admissions and Development departments.
Scattergood Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity amongst our employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development and messaging of Scattergood’s brand narrative, driving school goals in Admissions, Development, Alumni Relations, and other stakeholder and community engagement
Create, execute, and collaborate on marketing programs and campaigns for Scattergood Admissions and Development departments and overall brand goals
Manage and maintain Scattergood’s website and website content
Write, produce, and manage content for a variety of media, including website, social media, newsletters, and publications
Create, coordinate and distribute the weekly (during the school year) online parent
newsletter- the Scattergood Post- and the quarterly development newsletter- Scatterings
Participate in Scattergood event marketing, coordination, and execution
Work collaboratively with external vendors
Organize, curate, and archive photographs and other marketing assets
Attend regular community meetings as required
Serve as a Crew Leader
Model the values of Scattergood Friends School
Scattergood Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, economics, gender identity and expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical ability and veteran status in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Established in 1890, Scattergood is an extraordinary Iowa City area college prep boarding and day school. We have a long tradition of progressive academics, positive peer culture, and strong sense of community. We attract a diverse student body from the Midwest, around the U.S., and many different countries.
Scattergood’s educational program incorporates wilderness trips, community service, and experiential learning on our organic farm and prairie. In our small community we embrace difference and do the hard work necessary to have open conversations about diversity and justice.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
Working knowledge of SEO, Drupal, Wordpress, Basic HTML, Google Suite, MS Office.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere).
Working knowledge of marketing and social media best practices (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn).
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including strong grammar skills
Photography & videography skills
Ability to think creatively and innovatively in response to changing circumstances
Precise attention to detail, problem solving and strong analytical skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to engage with a diverse group of donors, alums, students, and Scattergoodians
Experience managing a brand for a school, non-profit organization or small business.
Experience marketing and managing small events.
About Scattergood Friends School
Scattergood Friends School is an educational community that seeks motivated learners who value simplicity, personal integrity and non-violence. We believe that the integration of these Quaker values within our holistic curriculum promotes excellence. At Scattergood, we bring forth the strengths of each individual through a diverse, well rounded experience which prepares students for higher education and life-long learning. As a community, we work and learn on our organic farm, participate in a work crew program and explore responsible use of technology. We cultivate our inner voice through quiet spiritual reflection and use that voice in community shared leadership. At Scattergood, we value the development of the whole person within the context of the global community, instilling a sense of place and purpose as we carry our values and commitment into the wider world.
Scattergood Friends School is an academic community which provides a four-year college preparatory curriculum in accordance with Friends' values. The academic program endeavors to provide an integrated educational experience that will enable students to attain their academic and personal goals. We promote an educati...on that can be the basis for lifelong growth. Accordingly, we believe knowledge and proficiency, acquired through a variety of experiences, are essential for learning to think critically, express ideas effectively, and relate information on a variety of subject areas. We intend for our students to develop ethical values and strength of character. Therefore, we offer opportunities for our students to serve others as we prepare them for life beyond Scattergood.
While the academics are a great focus at Scattergood, the community is stressed just as much. Scattergood relies on the Quaker principles of community, equality, simplicity, and harmony when dealing with issues that arise in our day-to-day lives. However, this rarely makes the process quick and easy. Living in community involves sharing meals, classes, chores, living space, and other responsibilities. "Community" is an ideal and a challenge that we attempt to realize and discover in our daily lives. Community is not something that can be learned through rules, handbooks, or definitions, but rather something that can only be sought and discovered by willing individuals.
Our philosophy concentrates on preparation for life, which involves promoting academic achievement, fostering a responsible and confident self-image in our students, and encouraging personal commitment to the extended community.