Paideia is a pre-K-12 college preparatory school of over 1,000 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta. Paideia was started in 1971 by a small group of parents who wanted a school that educated children with respect for their individuality. The school was founded on the idea that children have different interests and learning styles, and that they progress at different rates. The ancient Greek word Paideia conveys the concept of a child’s total education: intellectual, artistic, and social. After many years and considerable growth in size and programs, Paideia remains true to the ideas that inspired it and brought it into existence. Today, Paideia is the leading progressive school in the southeast.
For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on both social and emotional learning with rigorous academic offerings and opportunities for extra curricular learning, please visit our website at www.paideiaschool.org
Duties and Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the position will evolve and develop with the changing nature of the school year. It is a multifaceted position with duties that range from sending day-to-day messages to guiding long term marketing strategies. This position will lead strategic communications and marketing initiatives that align with the Paideia’s Framework of Values.
This position will include close collaboration with the Head of School, Director of Development, Director of Admissions and level Principals when necessary.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop and implement overall communications strategy for Paideia that includes the website, print materials, social media, and digital media content.
Oversee and direct all mass communications as a writer, editor or reviewer and set the tone and provide guidance for general communication about the school.
Oversee the school’s internal and external website, including developing, updating and posting content, exploring and developing new features.
Collaborate with other levels and directors of the school in the production of marketing materials ( admissions viewbooks / development department materials / video production).
Serve as primary contact and outreach between the school and all local, regional and national media sources.
Compile, write and edit information for the weekly electronic newsletter, Schoolbook - an annual education journal, the print newsletter,
Oversee photography at on and off campus events and manage digital image databases and photo archives,
Maintain archived files on school literature.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or marketing. A Master’s is preferred. Applicants should also have at least 3-5 years of experience working in independent schools or non-profit organizations in marketing and communications, exceptional written and oral communication skills, ability to effectively lead and manage multiple creative projects, creative and artistic vision, and experience with desktop publishing design, photography, website content management and design, and social media marketing.
Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 19, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.