Director of Communications

  • Tallulah Falls School
  • Tallulah Falls, GA
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full time Advancement

Job Description

About TFS

Tallulah Falls School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school nestled in the northeast Georgia mountains serving more than 500 students in grades five-12.

 

Job Summary

Tallulah Falls School is seeking a talented and versatile Director of Communications, eager to serve the school community as a member of a four-person Advancement Team charged with sharing the school's story through various platforms. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in print production and web production deliverables, as shown through a professional portfolio. The candidate will acclimate easily into a highly productive, collaborative, service-oriented culture. This is a full-time position. Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Responsibilities:

Prospective candidates for this position should possess demonstrated proficiency in the following, but not limited to:

 

Print & Digital Collateral:

  • Produce and collaborate in writing and editing content for use in and on multiple channels, including press releases, magazine articles, newsletters, website, social media and more.
  • Provide information, increase awareness, and promote the positive reputation of the school through traditional and digital/social media.
  • Provide creative support for internal and external communications efforts utilizing graphic design skills.

 

Videography & Photography:

  • Utilize basic photography skills to capture images of life on campus for distribution through various media.
  • Assist in video shoots.
  • Ensure images are properly cataloged and filed.

 

Website:

  • Develop and maintain new and accurate web content and features as needed.

 

E-Communications:

  • Write and edit e-communications, keeping the community informed of School initiatives and priorities, drive attendance to events and support admission and fundraising efforts.

Other:

  • Exhibit solid project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities.
  • Represent the School through community involvement and outreach plan and implement a variety of special events and keep thorough records for future use.

 

Requirements & Qualifications:

●      A bachelor's degree or higher is required, preferably in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field.

●      Five or more years of experience as a writer/editor in a professional communications position, and/or website content management systems position.

●      Exceptional skills in performing editorial functions, including copywriting, copyediting, fact-checking, giving and receiving editorial feedback, proofreading, preferably in a school communications and marketing setting.

●      Superb attention to grammar, spelling, diction, word usage, typographic treatment, punctuation and style guides.

●      Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – Lightroom and Photoshop.

●      Ability to interact with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, donors, community organizations and the media.

●      CMS (Basic understanding for website updates).

●      Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, proofreading skills and precise attention to detail.

 

Standard Physical Requirements:

●      Must be able to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time.

●      Must be able to bend, reach, lift and climb.

●      Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.

●      Must be able to lift, carry, move and handle equipment, boxes weighing up to 20 pounds.

●      Must be able to communicate and respond to questions from various levels both within and outside the organization.

●      Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform specified duties.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, portfolio/work samples and a list of three professional references to the Director of Human Resources, Marlee Fleming at marlee.fleming@tallulahfalls.org. No telephone calls, please. 

Tallulah Falls School is an equal-opportunity employer.

 All job applicants at TFS will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment. Any applicant with a confirmed positive test result will be denied employment. Applicants will be required to submit to a specimen test at a laboratory selected by Tallulah Falls School and sign a consent agreement to release TFS from liability.