Director of Communication

Administrator / Full-Time

Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Noble and Greenough School (Nobles) seeks an experienced marketing and communications professional. While this position is open for immediate hire, we respect the availability of candidates who may wish to transition at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year.

Job Description:

The director of communications at Nobles is a key member of the school’s administrative team who reports directly to the head of the school. The director manages a creative team that promotes Noble and Greenough School’s mission, vision, and core values. This team is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive and coordinated efforts to strengthen the awareness and understanding of the broad Nobles program across all constituencies and outside the school’s walls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop compelling communication in support of the strategic objectives of Noble and Greenough School

  • Oversee and implement the school’s brand management and ensure continuity of style and visual identity

  • Guide and execute the creation of timely, accurate communications to students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians, graduates, and other stakeholders

  • Manage public relations through various media outlets

  • Provide communications counsel and support to the head of school

  • Serve as a spokesperson to the press for the school

  • Collaborate with the head of school and senior leadership team to effectively communicate during times of crisis

  • Manage the school’s promotional efforts through various social media platforms

  • Develop a comprehensive content and asset workflow that encompasses email, web, social media, photography, video, direct mail, and long-form print media

  • Maintain strong engagement in the life of the school and perform other duties as assigned by the head of school

  • In collaboration with the business office, manage the budget of the communications office operations

Personal Attributes:

Nobles seeks an accomplished, strategic, innovative, and forward-thinking professional and manager with meaningful communications experience. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and plan tactically. They should employ a hands-on approach to develop and execute all marketing and communications initiatives. Finally, the director should enthusiastically represent Nobles as a forward-thinking school with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree and meaningful experience in marketing or communications

  • Strong skills as a versatile writer, editor, and interviewer

  • Strong knowledge of video production and photography

  • Strong skills as an effective communicator and presenter

  • Ability to balance priorities and multiple projects and thrive in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to motivate, engage and work collaboratively across the school and with students

  • Experience with communications at an educational institution or non-profit is desirable

  • An established record of collaboration, commitment to collegiality, and demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in achieving consensus among diverse administrative and academic departments, students and staff

  • Strong work ethic and integrity

  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, presentations, writing, problem-solving, analytical judgment and time management

  • Warm, empathetic demeanor with a collaborative and flexible nature

  • Experience with diverse cultural populations and a demonstrated commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Availability to work days, in addition to some evenings and weekends throughout the year on campus

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Learn more about Nobles’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here. To apply for this position, please complete the online application and upload a resume with a cover letter addressed to John Gifford, assistant head of school.

Noble and Greenough School

Dedham, MA
Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender