Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
Our Marketing and Communications team is made up of highly talented and professional team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. Their polish, expertise, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong sense of initiative, this full-time position may be your next career opportunity.
You are an experienced digital communications strategy and content development specialist. You have proven yourself to be a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, writing, communications, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. A sharp attention to detail and strong communication and relationship skills are your trademark. You have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility and you tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Lead the development and execution of the School’s digital content strategy.
Create and execute a comprehensive social media plan for internal and external stakeholders that incorporates planned and impromptu messages and updates.
Develop paid digital advertising campaigns.
Support expanded initiatives supporting Athletics, College Counseling, Summer Camp, Advancement, and others.
Monitor digital technology industry trends, provide implementation recommendations, and execute new strategies.
Oversee the School’s website, including regular content updates and SEO tactics, conduct website audit(s), troubleshoot technical concerns with external and internal audiences, monitor and provide recommendations based on site visit metrics and user habits, and identify/lead opportunities for community training.
Manage the online School-wide calendar for accuracy, consistency, and clarity, identifying and reducing redundancies and communicating changes throughout the organization, as needed.
Assist in developing content by sourcing stories and information for the School’s digital publications, including newsletters and internal notices.
Serve as School’s day-to-day staff photographer and videographer and manage the School’s digital photo and video archives.
Engage and manage outside photographers and videographers and assist with the storyboarding, scheduling and other logistics of external photo/video shoots.
Assist in the execution of hired external marketing and messaging firm’s recommendations as they relate to digital output (web, social media).
Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members.
Other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, journalism, communications, or a related field
5 to 7 years of experience in marketing, advertising, communications, or journalism; corporate or advertising agency experience preferred
3-5 years of experience in website writing and content management required
Strategic and critical thinking skills and the ability to articulate the school’s value proposition through a variety of traditional and digital media
Excellent writing, grammar, and editorial skills. Experience as a copywriter required
Proven social media strategy and execution expertise on behalf of a profit or nonprofit organization
Demonstrated organizational and operational skills; superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication; attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to create, foster and work within an environment of collaboration
Ability to synthesize and analyze data (primary and secondary sources) to turn information into effective strategies
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
Exceptional technology skills to include website and social media platforms, Microsoft Office, MailChimp, Basecamp, and other platforms
Photography and video skills to capture daily School activities
A team player with a positive, entrepreneurial, and service- and results-oriented attitude
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued, respected, and are rewarded with a generous employee benefits package.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.