Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Bethesda, MD and Northwest Washington, DC, seeks a Director of Communications to lead its communications program. The Director of Communications collaborates with a wide range of constituencies and offices inside the School and manages a staff which includes a Digital Specialist, Creative Director and Managing Editor.
Specific responsibilities include planning, initiating, and managing school-wide communications; managing the design and content of all-school print, digital, and social media; and determining and implementing, in a manner consistent with the values of the School, the strategic direction of the School’s communications and marketing plan. The Director of Communications is responsible for the strategy, content, and consistency of all-school communications.
A bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of communications experience in an educational or non-profit setting are required. A master’s is preferred. Publications experience a plus. The successful candidate will be a highly organized, meticulous, detail- and service-oriented individual with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and lead multiple projects simultaneously. Outstanding writing and editing skills are a must, as is a sense of humor.
Applicants should upload a resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a sample of their writing and publication work via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.