POSITION: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
START DATE: January 8, 2024
About Waldorf School of Orange County
Imagine working with a group of thoughtful, committed colleagues to support socially transformative education serving the children and families of the area community. Imagine working at the Waldorf School of Orange County. Seewww.waldorfschool.comfor our history and a mini-documentary.
An independent, not-for-profit school for children and families, early childhood through grade twelve accredited by WASC and AWSNA, the Waldorf School of Orange County is nestled near the coast in Costa Mesa, CA. Founded in 1988, the school is solidly established with an enrollment of 320 students and faculty and staff of 75. Our beautiful ten-acre school campus is immediately adjacent to Fairview Park, a 210-acre spacious green area for walking, biking and horseback riding. Our high school features innovative, environmentally friendly “container construction,” awarded the city’s Green Design Award.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications Coordinator is responsible forconveying WSOC’s internal and external communication messages, including both visual and written content, in a manner that clearly articulates the objectives of the Board, Faculty, College of Teachers and Administration
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the WSOC Director of Marketing.
The Communications Coordinator will:
- Manage and execute ongoing core communication responsibilitiesthroughout the year, including, but not limited to, the school newsletter, blog (quarterly), website content and maintenance, social media, email reminders and announcements.
- Collaborate with the Marketing Director to create and maintain a detailed annual Strategic Communications Plan for each school year. The plan should include specific dates and descriptions of the methods of communication.
- Collaborate with the College of Teachers and School Administrator to create and finalize a Shared Calendar for each school year before the end of the prior academic year.
- Maintain the visual and written Brand principles for WSOC as outlined in our Brand and Visual Guidelines and policy and procedures.
- Supports the Mission and objectives of WSOC.
- Understands and adheres to the need for confidentiality.
- Completes assignments with a positive attitude, following accepted procedures and practices.
- Demonstrates ability to work with others to achieve a common goal.
- Follows policies and procedures regarding time management.
- Must be a confident communicator.
- Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally.
- Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
- Superior project management and time management skills.
- A wide degree of creativity and latitude.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
- Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Marketing, or equivalent.
- Excellent organizational and planning skills.
- Able to work extended hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.
- Technically skilled in utilizing computers and the ability to learn to operate a variety of software programs.
- Understanding of the principles of Waldorf education and anthroposophy.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Support and Education
Depending upon identified needs, the school will consider supporting the Communications Coordinator with professional development opportunities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods. The employee must frequently reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to handle or feel items. In addition, s/he must be able to talk and hear, stand and walk; and bend/stoop/twist/squat/kneel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both outdoors and indoors. Occasionally, s/he will work near visual displays. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy with constant foot traffic near the workstation.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Waldorf School of Orange County believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, religious observance, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (cancer or genetic characteristics), disability, military service, military and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, wages, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment, advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.
COMPENSATION AND HOURS
This is an hourly, full-time position. FLSA status is Non-exempt. The hourly pay rate is $23.00 to $28.00 commensurate with experience. The employee benefit program includes medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan and life insurance, support for professional development, and tuition remission for enrolled children. Working hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, and evenings and weekends as needed/requested. Employee will work year-round following regular school breaks and with reduced summer hours (approximately 1,580 hours per year).
HOW TO APPLY
Send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Kevin McDuff, School Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org.