Website Presidio Knolls School

Progressive mandarin immersion independent school

Presidio Knolls School (PKS) is a San Francisco independent school with almost 400 students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade. We are innovating at the intersection of progressive education and Mandarin immersion, where joyful learning, a sense of belonging, and deep intellectual inquiry permeates our school culture.

Job Description

The Associate Director of Communications plays a key role in advancing PKS’s mission, program, and strategic priorities. As a core member of the Advancement team, they will help to develop and execute an annual school-wide communications plan, and conceive, produce, curate, and deliver engaging content on a range of platforms and channels to tell the story of the school to internal stakeholders and external audiences.

Key Responsibilities

·         Develop and manage a comprehensive communications plan and content calendar that integrates academic, admissions, fundraising, parent association, and alumni work streams; track deadlines and keep projects moving forward while remaining nimble to emerging issues and opportunities

·         Oversee, update, and maintain the school’s social media accounts, website, and internal parent platform

·         Create engaging, timely, and mission-aligned content (written and multimedia) that deepens understanding of our program; promotes community engagement and belonging; supports admissions, enrollment, and fundraising objectives; and expands the school’s external profile

·         Oversee, update, and maintain the school’s social media accounts, website, and internal parent platform

·         Oversee publication of the school’s weekly electronic newsletter and biannual alumni newsletter

·         Participate in school events as an active member of the Advancement Team; visit classrooms and campus spaces to maintain a pulse on student life

·         Collaborate with advancement colleagues as needed on other tactical/administrative aspects of team efforts

·         Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate is a blend of content strategist and content creator, who can meet the communications needs of varied and diverse constituencies using a range of digital tools, platforms, and approaches. They are adept at managing multiple projects and deadlines with attention to detail, have an enthusiastic roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic, and will be able to effectively and eloquently articulate the PKS value proposition.

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         3+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, fundraising, communications, or related field

·         Strong design sense; photography, video production / editing, and infographic skills highly preferred

·         Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple projects with attention to detail and follow through, and comfort working to a deadline

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently, collaboratively, or within multi-functional and diverse teams

·         Resourceful, flexible, creative, technologically savvy

·         Experience with Blackbaud, Squarespace, and Meta Business Suite preferred

·         Knowledge of Chinese language and culture an asset, but not required

We encourage you to apply even if your professional experiences and qualifications don’t align perfectly with the above, but you strongly believe you’d excel in the position. The salary range for the Associate Director of Communications position is $75,000 – $90,000 per year, based on qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit your resume, a brief cover letter, and work sample(s) that demonstrate your fit for this position.

Presidio Knolls School offers equal opportunity to all, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national origin, ethnicity, age, sex or disability or other protected class status under any applicable laws. Employment will be contingent on passing a Livescan background check permitting employment in a school / childcare facility.

Tagged as: K-6, Middle School, Preschool

To apply for this job please visit