Choice Schools
  • Central Office
  • Wyoming, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Strategic Communications Specialist

The Choice Schools Associates Communications and Marketing Team is looking to expand its dynamic team with a Strategic Communications Specialist. We're looking for a highly motivated, self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced, highly creative environment. As the team's Strategic Communications Specialist, you will be developing and executes communication strategies to drive culture, awareness, and engagement within the 15 unique charter schools Choice manages. Our team acts as a full-service agency. This position will be the liaison between the marketing team members, central office team, school leaders, and school board liaisons, leading projects, creating marketing campaigns, sharing stories and elevating the schools' brands. If you have a strength in writing (telling stories that move people), are passionate about your work, and someone who values working for a family-focused company, then please consider applying to join our awesome team!

 

CHOICE SCHOOLS ASSOCIATES

5251 Clyde Park SW

Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone:  616-785-8440 

www.choiceschools.com

 

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE

  • Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree plus over five years of prior relevant work experience.
  • Strong relationship builder and collaborator
  • Team player 
  • Demonstrated excellence in strategic communications: writing, editing and content creation across multiple platforms
  • Deep understanding of the education landscape and environment
  • Experienced in creating/executing communications strategies that get results
  • Solution-oriented, strategic communicator
  • Results and detail-oriented project manager
  • Willingness to travel within the state of Michigan.

REPORTS TO:    Chief Communications Officer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in leading a team while working with the school leaders to develop integrated school-wide communication and enrollment plans with strategies for all audiences to help build and maintain the school's mission and reputation.
  • Develop and execute communication strategies to drive culture, awareness, and engagement across the organization. 
  • Create and execute communications strategies that articulate each individual schools' value proposition to external audiences through print and digital platforms, including social media, marketing campaigns, and communications materials, such as press releases, fact sheets, or parent communication materials. 
  • Design and execute strategic communications plans to tell the story of each individual school. 
  • Proactively look for and develop new opportunities to elevate the schools' brands on local, state, and national levels. 
  • Lead and think holistically about the complete communications package we can offer the schools. 
  • Initiate, lead and update the year-long communication calendars for all schools,
  • Act as the project manager for a variety of communications projects at the same time. 
  • Develop relationships and meet with school leaders on a frequent basis about communication strategies, this requires frequent travel throughout the state of Michigan. 
  • Serve as the content director for our internal and external newsletter
  • Manage the school marketing budget projects in accordance with the school's individual communications (enrollment & retention) plans. 
  • Act as a problem solver to think outside of the box when faced with school problems.

 

Candidates will be required to provide communications credentials samples of three best pieces of work.


TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM
To apply, please visit: https://choice.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Please contact Sara Mooney, Communications Officer, directly with questions at saramooney@choiceschools.com 



Choice is an Education Service Provider for charter schools in Michigan and is the employer.  Please visit www.choiceschools.com for more information. EEOC

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