Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Lab Charter School (CLCS) is a public charter school that serves
444 students in two locations in Dorchester, MA. Founded in 1999, CLCS empowers
a diverse range of children (Pre K-Grade 8) as artists and scholars. CLCS’s
unique model fuses Expeditionary Learning (EL Education), El Sistema musical
education, and social-emotional wellness. CLCS was the first school in the
nation to implement El Sistema within the school day, and our students perform
in venues and communities throughout Boston. CLCS students also engage with the
community through inquiry-driven learning expeditions.
for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS) is a nonprofit organization founded to
support CLCS. CAS serves as an outreach arm for disseminating the CLCS learning
model. CAS also promotes arts infusion in education and creative approaches to
developing leaders in schools and youth-focused nonprofits.
Lab Charter School Foundation (CLCS Foundation) is a nonprofit organization
that acts in service to the school. The Foundation also collaborates with CAS.
The Foundation cultivates support for each of these innovative organizations
and promotes them to ensure sufficient resources and recognition for
sustainability and expansion so more students can learn from and with an
arts-infused, inquiry driven curriculum in a safe and supportive school.
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator supports
innovative and robust marketing and communications strategies for a complex
organization that includes Conservatory Lab Charter School (CLCS), the
Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation, and Center for Artistry and
Scholarship (CAS) a nonprofit organization that works in support of the school.
The ideal candidate possesses solid skills in content creation, website
management, social media, data analysis, design, photography/videography, media
relations, and project management. They will have 2+ years related experience,
ideally at an educational nonprofit organization. They will know how to produce
results in an environment where building consensus and effectively
collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues is critical.
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator helps
shape overall marketing and communications strategies for CLCS and CAS and
serves as a member of the school’s development team. The Marketing and
Communications Coordinator reports to the CAS/CLCSF Executive Director.
Work with CLCS senior management team,
principal, and others to ensure timely, informative, coordinated, and
constituent-friendly external communications (blogs, online news stories, email
newsletters, social media posts, videos, etc.)
Manage and monitor CLCS and CAS social media
on a range of platforms
Create, edit, and manage photography, video,
and other media
Create and/or edit copy for CLCS and CAS
websites, social media, and collateral
Contribute to collateral and asset design and
Maintain and update CLCS and CAS websites
Ensure messaging and branding consistency
Establish and maintain media contacts
Skills, Experience, and Attitudes
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and
at least two years of relevant work experience
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
Outstanding attention to detail, including
Strong content management, digital marketing,
and social media skills
Experience with (or ability to learn quickly)
Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Squarespace,
Constant Contact, HootSuite, and SEO knowledge/ability
Experience with and understanding of school
and nonprofit organizational cultures
Experience with interviewing video subjects
Ability to determine effectiveness of
marketing initiatives through data analytics
Fierce eagerness to learn
Flexible and creative thinking
Organizational and project management skills
that produce results under tight deadlines
Understanding of media relations
Ability to manage the needs and expectations
of diverse constituencies
Background in or familiarity with the arts
(particularly music) preferred
Available to work full-time and occasional nights and
How To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis and the position will be posted until filled.
Please send resume and cover letter via email
to Linda Nathan, Executive Director at email@example.com.
CLCS offers generous benefits including a 403B
retirement plan with a 3 percent match, 5+ weeks of vacation, and flexible
scheduling. We also offer a joyous workplace, with offices located onsite at
CLCS’s Upper School campus. Our days are filled with CLCS students’ music and
energy. Salary commensurate with experience.
November 21, 2018
About this Organization:
Conservatory Lab Conservatory Lab Charter School empowers a diverse range of children as scholars, artists, and leaders through a unique and rigorous academic and music education. We enrich the larger community through performance, service, and collaboration. As a laboratory school, we develop and disseminate innovative educational approaches that positively impact children in other schools and programs.