Assistant Director of Communications

Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
Washington, DC United States

Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, seeks an energetic, thoughtful, dedicated, and detail-minded Assistant Director of Communications to assist in executing a strategic communications and marketing plan to advance the institution’s mission and vision. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing.

The Assistant Director of Communications must be a strong writer and photographer with a passion for storytelling, strong project management skills, meticulous attention to detail, an open and collaborative spirit, and a commitment to education.

• Develop and promote key messages and branding that align with
institutional priorities.
• Manage all digital media and print publications, including the annual Views
magazine and annual report, the annual admissions guide, and the family
• Manage and deploy all weekly communications including the weekly
newsletters to employees and to families.
• Serve as web content producer and editor.
• Update and manage the website calendar.
• Serve as the School’s photographer.
• Create, manage, and execute a social media plan in support of the School’s
• Execute an inbound-marketing strategy to assist Admissions in recruiting
prospective families to the school.
• Operate the School’s CMS and other systems.
• Create digital graphics for web and social media.
• Serve as copyeditor on school messages and publications.
• Shoot and edit video as needed.
• Assist with additional communications, marketing, and mission-supporting

• Skilled storyteller with experience creating compelling, engaging, and ROI-
driven digital content.
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, basic HTML,
social media tools, video editing, and web publishing.
• Strong photography skills.
• Experience with Blackbaud preferred.
• Experience executing online and print advertising campaigns.
• Ability to work independently; a self-starter with a high level of integrity and
the ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to many constituencies
including parents, donors, volunteers, and colleagues.
• Professionalism, maturity, flexibility, good judgment, and humor.

• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing and communications,
superior digital marketing skills, and a strong grasp of communications-
industry best practices.
• A commitment to mission-driven organizations.
• Experience in independent schools preferred.
• Experience managing vendor and consultant relationships.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

• Passing periodic background checks, FBI background check and, at the
discretion of the school, drug, and alcohol screening.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write and format professional
correspondence, memos, support documentation, press releases, and
• Mature judgment and discretion; ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure.
• Consistent and prompt attendance.
• Compliance with the provisions of the Beauvoir Faculty & Staff Handbook.

• The position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs,
reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, and stooping in the
performance of daily activities.
• The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine
coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
• The position requires near and far vision for reading and preparing written
reports and other documents.
• Acute hearing is also required when providing phone assistance.
• The need to lift, drag, push, and pull files, reports, and other materials
weighing up to 25 pounds is required.

Contact Information

To apply. please email your cover letter and resumé with the subject line Assistant Director of Communications (Your Name) to Lisa Gilcrest, Director of Communications and Marketing, at

Beauvoir the National Cathedral Elementary School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Nothing in this Job Description restricts the School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or the School may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.