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Communications & Marketing Associate

Company: Austin Achieve Public Schools
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Austin Achieve Public Schools is an open-enrollment public charter school with the mission to prepare the youth of East Austin to attend and excel at the nation's top colleges and universities.
The Communications & Marketing Associate will play an essential role in the continued development of the Austin Achieve brand. This role was established to identify, develop, and implement strategies and processes to build positive relationships with the organization's internal and external audiences, including but not limited to scholars, parents, employees, and the greater community.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Articulate the organization's mission and goals to internal and external audiences by creating communications materials, including newsletters, press releases, and other publications to generate positive media coverage.
  • Monitor and implement the strategic communication plan for school-wide initiatives, including efforts related to fundraising, student recruitment, and parent engagement, in conjunction with the Director of Communications & Outreach and the Digital Marketing Manager.
  • Co-create a comprehensive outreach plan for Talent Recruitment and act as a point for developing related marketing efforts (newsletter, collateral, events, etc.)
  • Coordinate producing informative marketing materials and promotional items for Austin Achieve campaigns or initiatives with outside vendors, including graphic designers, print houses, and website managers.
  • Assist with all facets of the organization's web presence, including development and maintenance of the content calendar, participation in the planning of social media campaigns, monitoring public feedback and comments, and analytics tracking.
  • Photograph campus/district events as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Communications Department and campus communicator networks.
  • Assist with school-wide events coordinated by the Advancement Department.
  • Maintain website content and photo release files per TEA rules and regulations.
  • Participate in after-hours community-based forums and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications & Outreach
    Required Skills & Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, graphic design, or a related field
    • A minimum of two years experience in a marketing or communications position, preferably in a nonprofit or startup environment. Experience working in an education setting is a plus.
    • Spanish fluency
    • Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups, including students, staff, parents & community members, in a positive and professional manner
    • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing
    • Possess problem-solving skills and reasoning ability
    • Basic computer proficiency including Microsoft Word/Google Docs, Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets, and Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Slides
    • Extensive knowledge and mastery of Microsoft and Google Suite programs and social media platforms.
      Desired Knowledge & Skills
      • Demonstrated success in implementing strong marketing & communication campaigns
      • Experience working with Salesforce CRM
      • Competencies in desktop publishing skills and graphic production and design (Adobe Creative Suite programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
        Questions and applications can be directed to Jessica Perez, Director of Communications & Outreach, at ------. Applications submitted without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

Keywords: Austin Achieve Public Schools, Austin , Communications & Marketing Associate, Advertising , Austin, Texas

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