Richmond, VA United States
Position Title: Communications Assistant/Magazine Editor
Position Classification: Part-time, 12-month, Staff, salaried exempt
Hours: Hours worked per week will vary due to production schedule of magazine; not to exceed 900 hours for the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)
Reports to: Director of Communications
St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a part-time Communications Assistant/Magazine Editor (“Editor”) for the School’s community-wide publication, STC Magazine, starting July 1, 2023.
Serving approximately 1,000 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s is committed to cultivating a school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning.
Published two times a year, the Editor serves as the chief architect for this highly-visible publication. The Editor manages the tone, voice, look and feel of STC Magazine. The Editor is expected to have a deep knowledge of St. Christopher’s and a solid understanding of the overarching narrative being told by the School. Responsibilities include developing content themes and story ideas to advance the School’s narrative in collaboration with the Director of Communications and the rest of the Communications team.
Editor and chief architect of all aspects of STC Magazine, including:
Responsible for overseeing and executing scheduling and production and the work of other writers, designers and photographers
Identify and write timely stories of interest, covering School life, faculty and staff news, and Alumni spotlights
Edit all copy; ensure accuracy of information in the magazine
Work closely with other members of the Communications team to ensure cohesive messaging and branding
Work closely with the Development team to incorporate the Annual Report into the fall issue of STC Magazine
Ensure the School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging is well-represented and articulated
Actively and joyfully participate in the School community via events, professional development days and the normal calendar of School events
Qualifications and Key Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or a related field.
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience on a magazine, e-magazine or e-newsletter, or with a marketing firm.
A clear commitment to diversity, community and inclusion in school communities, as expressed in the St. Christopher’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
Experience as a writer, communication specialist or similar position
Experience conducting interviews and writing in a range of styles; must have strong writing and editing skills
Strong knowledge of Associated Press style
Expert grammar, editing and proofreading skills
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Demonstrated project management skills; proficient in using Adobe writer
Must have acute attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
Effective October 22, 2021, School policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The School offers an interactive process to assess whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be submitted via e-mail to Laura Dick, Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply:
We only accept applicant resumes through our online portal, which you can access here. Once you select the “Apply Now” button, it will take you through the prompts to complete your application and upload your resume, cover letter and other required documents.
Application deadline is open until filled.
School Website: www.stchristophers.com
School Information: Established in 1911, St. Christopher’s School is a JK-12 all-boys day school in Richmond, VA. The School’s single-campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet. With over a century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher’s has a reputation as a national and international leader in the education of boys. Our work with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys, supports our new strategic plan, Momentum 2025, setting a bold path forward for the entire St. Christopher’s community.
St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members feel respected, welcomed, and valued. As such, St. Christopher’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Christopher’s School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.
Mission Statement: St. Christopher’s School knows, loves, and celebrates boys, promotes their pursuit of excellence, and prepares them for lives of honor and integrity, service, and leadership.
St. Christopher’s School offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package.
Among peer independent schools nationally, St. Christopher’s offers one of the most generous, comprehensive and competitive employee benefits packages available.
Summary of Employee Benefits for Full-Time Employees
Full-time employees work a minimum of 1,000 hours per year.
The School contributes 7.5% of the employee’s contract salary each year to a 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan for employees at least 21 years of age who have completed one year of full-time employment with St. Christopher’s School or similar experience at another institution. In addition, the School will provide a matching contribution equal to 1.5% of contract salary if the employee makes an elective deferral equal to or greater than 1.5% of contract salary to their 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, for a potential School contribution of 9.0%.
The School will pay 100% of the Consumer Directed Health Plan (also known as the High Deductible Health Plan), including vision coverage, for the employee. Employees may choose to add dependents or upgrade to a more traditional PPO Plan by applying the School’s contribution to the monthly premium cost.
Employees may choose from the plans currently offered and are responsible for 100% of the premium.
LONG TERM DISABILITY & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Long term disability and professional liability insurance are provided at no cost to the employee.
LIFE AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance are provided at no cost to the employee equal to 1x’s the employee’s contract salary. Additional supplemental coverage for the employee and their dependents is available to employees at their own expense.
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN/HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Employees have the opportunity to participate in pre-tax savings accounts through either a medical flexible spending account or a health savings account.
Employees who work a minimum of 1,500 hours per contract year (July 1 to June 30) and have completed three years of prior full-time employment, either with St. Christopher’s School or another institution in a similar role, will be eligible to receive JK-12 tuition grants for eligible children enrolled in St. Christopher’s School or St. Catherine’s Schools. The three years of prior full time employment must immediately precede the awarding of this tuition grant. For purposes of this benefit, full-time employment is defined as: a minimum of 1,500 hours per year for faculty employees and a minimum of 1,800 hours per year for all other employees. Employees with a full-time start date before July 1, 2020, who have met the eligibility criteria as stated above and have worked a minimum of 1,500 hours per year for the school prior to this date, will receive a tuition grant of 90%. Employees with a full-time start date on or after July 1, 2020, will receive a tuition grant of 75% upon completion of the eligibility criteria as stated above. Grants do not include non-tuition expenses such as fees, books, supplies, etc. The School will provide tuition grants for up to four eligible children and will support one year in JK. Eligible children are defined as the biological, adoptive or legal ward of the eligible employee.
Employees receive full tuition remission for Extended Day services for the period of time up until the end of their regular workday.
Employees are eligible to receive discounts on Summer Programs offered by St. Christopher’s School. Discounts are also available for summer Extended Day offerings.
Employees receive lunch at no expense while School is in session. In order to perform normal mealtime duties, all full-time employees, as well as their immediate families, may receive breakfast five days a week and dinner two days a week at no expense when breakfast or dinner is served. Additionally, lunch fees are waived for full-time employees’ sons enrolled at St. Christopher’s School.
Full-time employees receive ten (10) paid wellness leave days per fiscal year and may accumulate and carry forward any unused wellness leave days to a maximum of sixty (60) days. Included in the 10 wellness days are two (2) personal days that may be converted and used. Part-time employees will receive and may accumulate and carry forward a prorated amount of wellness leave days based upon the amount of time worked. Employees should provide as much notice as possible when requesting wellness leave and must have a supervisor’s approval.
Vacation days are available to 12-month employees based on their job classification and continuous length of service. Please contact the Business Office for additional information.
Leave Employees may take up to five (5) days of paid bereavement leave for an immediate family member. Employees may also take one day off per year with pay to attend the funeral of a relative outside the immediate family.
Additional Leave of no more than five business days beyond those listed above may be granted subject to the discretion of the employee’s Division Head or the Headmaster.
The School is committed to supporting the professional growth of employees and will cover costs associated with job-related courses, workshops, conferences, professional associations and graduate degrees. Coverage of costs is budget dependent year to year and subject to the approval of both the employee’s Division Head and the Headmaster.
Little Saints, an on-site daycare facility, is available to employees on a voluntary basis and at the employee’s expense.
ATHLETIC AND FITNESS CENTER
Kemper Athletic and Fitness Center is open to employees subject to Athletic Department Rules and Guidelines.
St. Christopher’s may provide an employee with on-campus or School-owned housing as a condition of employment to better accommodate student access to faculty and administrators outside of the normal School day.
RELOCATION / MOVING EXPENSE POLICY
St. Christopher’s School will provide reimbursement to new full-time employees who are relocating to the Richmond area as a result of their new position with the School. Consistent with IRS guidelines, the School’s reimbursement support applies only to required moves for new employees whose primary residence is located in excess of 50 miles from the St. Christopher’s School campus. The maximum gross amount paid to an employee or on behalf of the employee to a moving company shall not exceed $7,500.00.
St. Christopher’s School is committed to fostering, in broad and meaningful ways, an inclusive school community in which all members feel respected, welcomed, and valued. As such, St. Christopher’s School is an equal opportunity employer. The School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.
Revised September 2022
Our City-Richmond, VA
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Richmond’s array of colleges and universities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Virginia State University and the University of Richmond, are cultural hubs and host theater events, music performances and impressive sports teams. The city is also home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Minor League Baseball team and the Richmond Kickers soccer club.
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