Employment 

Advancement & Marketing/Communications Associate

Job summary

The Advancement & Communications Associate must be a team-oriented, detail-oriented, highly organized self-starter, with an ability to be flexible and proactive. The function is responsible for all events of the School including 1 major fundraising events in addition to the smaller scale special projects and events throughout the year. It is also responsible for producing and maintaining all School communications. The position supports Advancement, Development, Marketing and Admissions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Events

· Plan and Execute development events.

· Oversee and coordinate all school events (including but not limited to, taking responsibility for logistics – food, coordinating janitorial support, invitation mailing and RSVPs, coordinating volunteers and providing additional support as needed.)

· Partner with appropriate program staff to proactively ensure event planning processes.

· Support for Admissions fairs and Open Houses.

Development Office Administration

· Maintain up to date and accurate Development data, utilizing E-tapestry.

· Maintain and update all development-related files.

· Create Development reports as requested (including weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)

· Process gift payments.

· Facilitate gift acknowledgements.

· Ensure all supplies for development and marketing are ordered and stocked as needed.

· Manage large-scale mailings.

· Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers

· Oversee Focus Groups, Speaker Series to attract potential parents to the School

· Provide support to Director of Development and Director of Admissions as needed.

Marketing

· Develop and maintain external marketing materials, website activity, and social media with focus on prospective parents and Admissions

· Produce copy and coordinate timing, specs and venues for print, email and web-based Open Houses ads as well as other Admissions based ads scattered throughout the year.

· With the assistance of the Director of Admissions guide market and competitive research to adjust marketing strategy to address and gain competitive advantage in advertising the School

· Coordinate press releases throughout the year

· Review key school announcements (internal and external) for consideration of impact on prospective families

· Produce periodic school newsletter

· Assist in the production of the School’s Annual Report

Other

· Provide limited back-up for front desk activities

· Special projects as requested; other duties and responsibilities as needed

· Occasional evening and weekend work required

Qualifications:

· A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of team on several projects concurrently, and possess excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills.

· Strong writing and oral communication skills.

· A strategic thinker who can develop and oversee a process of getting the school’s story and mission in front of referral sources and prospective parents and donors

· A thorough, participatory knowledge of the unique attributes of the School and how it is different from competitive institutions

· Experience and ability to work cooperatively with teams including staff, parents, donors and volunteers, toward planning, managing, guiding and orienting people for successful events.

· Ability to work well under stress to meet strict guidelines.

· Software proficiency in MS Office, Photoshop or similar graphic design software;

Experience with online communications including social media, basic web editing, google ads and analytics.

· Project management, problem solving, organizational and prioritizing skills are essential

· High energy level and flexibility.

· Pleasant persona coupled with sound judgment.

· Experience and comfort with facilitation of committee meetings.

· Office administration experience.

· BA/BS and 3 years experience.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Emma Beigel at emmabeigel@wyeriverupperschool.org

Van Driver

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Anyone interested should contact Ron Vener who in charge of transportation at ronvener@wyeriverupperschool.org or at 410.758.2922.

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Wye River Upper School seeks qualified substitute teachers in a variety of subject areas. Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and pass a criminal background check. Competitive hourly pay.
Send resume and cover letter to Matthew Cowan, Director of Education, at matthewcowan@wyeriverupperschool.org.

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Anyone interested should contact Ron Vener, Athletic Director at ronvener@wyeriverupperschool.org or at 410.758.2922.

Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.