The Putney School seeks a Director of Communications and Marketing. This is an administrative leadership position. Putney is a progressive boarding school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly. For more information, please visit our website, www.putneyschool.org.
The Director of Communications and Marketing reports to the Head of School. S/he works closely with Admissions, Development and Summer Programs, and is responsible for articulating and communicating Putney’s unique identity and characteristics to all constituencies. S/he supervises one communications staff member, and works with students on a variety of projects.
Specific job responsibilities include
Strategic thinking with the administrative team
Directing the creation and distribution of school publications, including the Putney Post (alumni magazine),
admissions materials, annual report, and smaller projects throughout the year.
Directing the creation of digital communications—marketing eblasts, parent e-newsletters
Planning and implementing advertising plans
Managing the school’s website and social media platforms
External press relations, proactive and reactive
Assistance with crisis management if needed
The person we are looking for is
Ethical, collaborative and flexible
An excellent writer
Experienced in design, either as a designer or as someone who has been involved in design projects
Able to understand the nuances of educational programs and approaches
A strong manager and effective project manager
Suited for working with teenagers, with a useful sense of humor
About The Putney School
The Putney School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in southeastern Vermont, has been a model of progressive education since it was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton, a prominent leader in implementing John Dewey’s progressive learning ideals. The school, situated on a 500-acre working dairy farm, integrates highly academic classes with a practical work program, outdoor activities, and a strong program in the performing and visual arts. With 230 students from the U.S. and abroad The Putney School encourages stewardship of the environment, social responsibility, and global awareness. The school provides a full benefits package.