The Director of Marketing and Communications assists with the short and long-term strategic planning for marketing the School, with a multimedia approach that includes verbal, print, digital and social media communication methods. With a keen awareness of the School’s public image and mission, this person supports the Director of Advancement with admission, retention, marketing, and communications.
Develops and implements marketing strategies to support the advancement office.
Ensures consistency with school branding across all platforms including print and online publications.
Coordinates with the Director of Advancement on the internal and external marketing of the school through publications, newsletters, magazines, brochures, flyers, postcards, forms, advertising, press releases, social media, website content, and annual report.
Responsible for writing/editing content, photography, collecting relevant information, facilitating distribution of all publications, invitations, marketing, promotional and all institutional advancement materials.
Skills and Knowledge
Intimate and direct knowledge of marketing and communications.
Ability to work on multiple fronts in an advancement operation and deal with frequent deadlines.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Highly skilled in interpersonal/relationship building, analytical/strategic thinking, organization, time management, delegation, problem-solving, conflict management and decision-making.
Innovative, growth mindset, self-starter who works efficiently to attain goals.
A strong sense of ethics and integrity.
Willing to embrace the lifestyle of working in a small independent school by being a team player and working toward job excellence.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Three years of marketing or communications experience required. Experience with major gifts and foundation/corporate grant-writing desired.
Experience in graphic design, web-based marketing, website management and maintaining a web presence desired.
Proficiency with Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.) and some video production experience desired.
Experience in a not-for-profit and/or independent school environment highly preferred.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Ambar Pina, Director of Advancement, Sea Crest School, 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
About Sea Crest School
About Sea Crest School
Our institution is a K-8 independent school located in Half Moon Bay, CA. Our community of educators believes in fostering an atmosphere of excellence and joy as we prepare our pupils to succeed in school and life.
Characteristics of Professional Excellence:
A Sea Crest teacher is:
• An innovative educator with a strong command of subject matter.
• A lifelong learner who pursues and inspires growth.
• A compassionate professional with an understanding of child development.
• An authentic leader who demonstrates personal accountability and moral courage.
Sea Crest School is dedicated to providing the best in innovative education to inspire and empower our learners to engage curiosity, express creativity, act with compassion and lead with courage.
Sea Crest is a K-8 co-educational independent day school enrolling 280 students from the San Mateo County coastal and inland communities. Average class size is 16 students. The curriculum is challenging and creative, providing in-depth units of study. Pupils have the advantage of daily physical education, as well as enrichment classes in Spanish, art, drama, music, and technology integrated into the weekly schedule.