Do you love to write? Do you enjoy thinking about what various constituencies need to know? Do you love being part of a vibrant community? We are looking for a self-starter with exceptional writing and organizational skills to join our team. This role will work closely with the Head of School, the Director of Advancement, and the Director of Admission to execute the communications strategy that will inform current and future families about Applewild’s exciting programs. This position has wonderful professional growth opportunities for someone looking to grow their career.
Serve as dynamic contributor to School’s marketing strategy
Coordinate weekly content for weekly blogs in support of Applewild School. This will include developing the thematic topics, identifying authors, editing (and at times ghost writing), and disseminating blogs / articles.
Manage the School’s social media accounts
Produce and edit video content for the School website and YouTube account
Keep the data and information on the School website accurate and up-to-date
Build special event forms and landing pages
Create and produce appropriate special event and marketing materials, postcards, invitations, and publications
Edit and post all photo albums to the School’s photo management system & website
Assist with managing vendors, including off-site designers, printers, and mail houses, for various print projects.
Manage digital marketing partnership to ensure effectiveness
Assist with Crisis Communications as necessary
Be interested in being part of vibrant day and junior boarding life which should include working with students in capacities such as yearbook, teaching an elective or coaching.
Schoolhouse duties such as morning drop-off or lunch supervision.
Bachelor’s degree in related field and 2-5 years experience;
A desire to work with preschool to ninth grade day and junior boarding students, and a deep empathy for their experience and for their parents’ experience
Experience with writing, digital/social news
Experience with graphic design programs such as Canva
Experience with photography, movie and photo editing programs
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Similar work with an independent school or college/university is a plus
A warm, empathetic demeanor and a collaborative and flexible nature
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 and we iteratively innovate to ensure we offer a compelling and relevant education. We have a main campus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. We offer preschool through 9th grade, including a small junior boarding program for students in grades 5-9. In 2014 we opened a satellite location in Devens which serves preschool through third grade and is growing. We also have “Foundations at Applewild” which is located on the Fitchburg campus and serves students in grades two through eighth with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.
We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries, and well over half of our students receive financial assistance in order to attend. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive --- our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emo...tionally safe and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences.
When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our diversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community.
The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.
Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.