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Interim Role (32 hours/week for 4-6 months beginning August 15, 2022)
Head-Royce School is seeking a part-time digital media specialist to join our Advancement team. This position works collaboratively with the Communications Director and Communications Manager to serve a large range of constituents (professional staff, teachers, parents, trustees and alumni, among others). This role serves as the primary webmaster of headroyce.org, ensuring content is up-to-date and that the School is effectively utilizing the suite of tools available. The Digital Media Specialist supports storytelling efforts by generating creative photography, video and social media content that authentically speaks to the School’s mission and values. In addition, this role involves management of HRS social media channels, including Instagram and Facebook, and liaising with our Technology Department as needed. The specialist will also be responsible for preparing a weekly newsletter for our professional community, among other communications as needed.
The Digital Media Specialist must have strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact cooperatively with other offices across campus––including three School divisions, athletics, admissions, advancement, business office, fine arts, and senior administration.
Candidates should have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, an eye for design, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a high level of attention to detail.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following:
Familiarity with Content Management Systems or working with website publishing platforms; an interest in web design and best practices; experience with Finalsite not necessary but a plus
Experience filming and editing video content
Basic familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop
At least two years in a communications role, with specific experience managing social media platforms
BA/BS required––specialty in journalism, digital media or communications preferred
Comfortable working on the back end of a website (Finalsite not required, but experience with WordPress, Squarespace or other website building platform highly preferred)
Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to take initiative, prioritize, attention to detail, and good follow-through
Professionalism, diplomacy and discretion
Strong skills in a Mac environment and Google Docs applications
Experience with Blackbaud Learning Management System, Finalsite and/or other marketing automation platforms a plus
Demonstrated flexibility to respond to changing demands, priorities and ability to handle deadlines and pressure with calm and a commitment to high standards
Sensitivity to, and commitment to working with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, cultural, as well as disabled populations and promoting equity and inclusion for our constituents.
Ability to provide proof of Covid Vaccination (including booster) Livescan and TB clearance
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-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 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; focus on journalism/media/communications preferred
Start Date: August 15, 2022
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume through Paycom.
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. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.