This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as strong attention to detail, editing and, proofreading skills, an eye for design, and the ability to multi-task. In addition, this person must be able to work successfully in teams within varied constituencies, e.g., colleagues, parents, community members, faculty and staff. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess the following skills: flexible work style, problem solving, professional decision making, and the ability to uphold the highest standards of work and ethics including handling sensitive and confidential communications.
It is important that candidates possess a commitment to anti-racism, equity and inclusion in addition to the flexibility, curiosity, energy, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent school requires. We seek someone who possesses an appreciation for a K-12 educational environment, an interest in working with a range of products and services, an “always learning” mindset, and a commitment to a collaborative approach.
Additional Skills and Knowledge
Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; Master degree preferred
A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in marketing and communications, experience in a school environment a plus
The wisdom and confidence to provide advice and counsel on sensitive matters of importance with respect to the school
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop
Proficiency with the Google suite of applications, social media tools and experience in web publishing using a CMS
Proven track record of managing and developing others
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls 880 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being, and carefully stewarding our resources.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) preferred
Start Date: As soon as possible, but no later than September 2021
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume by June 20. Application materials should be submitted through our website.
Compensation & Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package — including medical, dental, and vision insurance and a generous retirement program — as well as tuition remission and extensive resources for professional development. We are a community of learners and strongly support Professional Community members who want to explore new techniques, deepen their knowledge, or collaborate with peers on interdisciplinary programs. That’s why we commit significant resources to funding conferences, advanced education, and other unique professional opportunities. Join our team!
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.