This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as strong attention to detail, editing, proofreading skills, and the ability to multi-task. In addition, this person must be able to work successfully in teams within varied constituencies, e.g, colleagues, parents, community members, and the Professional Community( faculty and staff). The ideal candidate must possess the following skills: skilled writing with quick turnaround, flexible work style, problem solving, professional decision making, and the ability to uphold the highest standards of work and ethics including handling sensitive and confidential communications. Experience in an independent school environment is preferred.
A sense of humor is also a must!
Additional Skills and Knowledge
A deep appreciation for the history, mission, and culture of Head-Royce School and the ability to effectively and eloquently articulate our mission.
A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in marketing and communications, Superior strategic skills and a strong grasp of communications industry best practices, including marketing, media relations, branding, social media, and messaging.
Collaborative and collegial orientation, eager and able to engage a diverse client base, and ability to build strong professional relationships.
The wisdom and confidence to provide advice and counsel on sensitive matters of importance with respect to the School.
Proficiency with the Google suite of applications, social media tools, and experience in web publishing using a CMS.
Proven track record of managing and developing others.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 22-acre campus in the hills of Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, highly selective, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 129-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong,and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls 875 students and the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — provides a dynamic, holistic education to every student. Students enjoy rich cultural experiences, because of both the breadth and diversity of the student population and the numerous opportunities to travel abroad as exchange students and on service missions. There are more than 160 faculty and staff who are creative, dedicated, and leaders in their respective fields. Admission is highly competitive with students coming from a wide range of geographic locales.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) preferred
Start Date: As soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2017
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Communications.”
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.