Communications Associate
Job Details
Experienced
Fort Totten - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Education
Job Description

Briya is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and the communities we serve. We embrace diversity of experiences, ideas, and individuals, and seek to bring diverse candidates to the table 

Important Note: Briya is mandating the COVID-19 vaccine + booster for all staff

The Communications Associate is part of the administrative team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program serving immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming. 

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening student families with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

 

This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed and that not all listed responsibilities may be carried out, depending on operational needs. 

 

External Communications 

  • Assist with strategy for and create social media posts (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to support the school’s communications plan and student advocacy efforts 

  • Maintain up-to-date content on Briya website and on Briya student website 

  • Manage Google Analytics for Briya website 

  • Lay out, send, and manage email list for mass emails to partners and supporters 

 

Student Outreach 

  • Collaborate closely with Outreach Team and Communications Manager on recruitment events and initiatives 

  • Create and manage social media ads for student recruitment 

  • Coordinate responses to direct messages from prospective students on social media in collaboration with outreach team 

  • Create flyers and social media graphics for outreach efforts 

  • Research, purchase, and maintain inventory of premiums for outreach use and students/staff gifts 

 

Internal Communications and Executive Support 

  • Create materials including flyers, staff directories, and calendars to support school events and programs (including gathering content, graphic design, and translation when applicable). 

  • Create monthly staff newsletter, including soliciting items from staff members and laying out newsletter in Adobe InDesign 

  • Record minutes of all staff meetings and other school meetings as requested 

  • Create welcome packets for new staff members 

  • Assist with applications for student, staff, and schoolwide awards 

  • Organize and maintain stock of Briya print materials at each school location 

  • Assist with preparation for visits from the media and other outside guests 

  • Assist Executive Director with calendar 

  • Send donor tax receipts monthly 

  • Collaborate with Briya data team/registrar to ensure all media releases are up to date 

  • Take photos for student IDs at all school sites 

 

Visual Identity & Photography 

  • Ensure all Briya materials (including flyers, graphics, and slide presentations) adhere to visual identity guidelines 

  • Take and edit photos to support all communications platforms, using best practices for high-quality composition and selecting subjects with attention to portraying students and staff of diverse nationalities, races, ages, genders, and other identities. 

  • Create videos for student orientation, information sessions, and other uses 

  • Manage photos through online storage 

 

Board Liaison 

  • Provide ongoing administrative support to the Executive Director on board matters  

  • Assist with preparation for full board meetings (including coordinating with board members via email, developing board packets, and arranging food and childcare) and Development Committee meetings.  

  • Attend and take minutes during full board meetings, annual board retreat, and Development Committee meetings  

  • Maintain an updated board directory and board member bios with photos  

  • Assist with coordination of board cultivation events 

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience –  

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field, or relevant work experience 

  • Excellent communication skills in English required, and Spanish, Amharic, or French preferred  

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously 

  • Experience working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds 

  • Excellent attention to detail  

  • Strong sense of graphic design 

  • Experience with social media 

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required

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