Marketing & Communications Assistant

Staff / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

About Dexter Southfield 

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our Marketing and Communications team is made up of some of the most talented and professional team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. Their polish, expertise, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the administration, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. If you are looking to launch your marketing-communications career in a fast-paced environment surrounded by positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong sense of initiative, this full-time position may be your ideal career opportunity.

About You

You have proven yourself to be a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, organizational, writing, and diplomacy skills. You are highly flexible and resilient and easily adapt to changing priorities. You are creative, ambitious, and continually seek ways to improve the organization and customer experience. You want a role where you can take on increased responsibility, work in a fast-paced office, and support a range of projects. You approach your work with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. This full-time, on-campus role offers a wonderful opportunity if you are looking to launch or grow your marketing and communication career.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Develop and execute on a School-wide editorial calendar, including print and digital communications.
  • Coordinate production timelines for all major print projects, including the Annual Report, Magazine, Resource Guides, admissions collateral, and other publications
  • Create content for School’s email campaigns, including community announcements, event invitations, division head communications, College Counseling newsletters, solicitations, and other external notices; maintain templates and ensure brand integrity.
  • Manage school-wide digital mailing lists for multiple constituencies, including audiences, groups, tags, and more.
  • Update content to ensure consistency between parent communications, parent portal, and online calendar.
  • Coordinate the School’s annual enrollment/re-enrollment forms process.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key campus stakeholders, including Division Heads and colleagues in External Relations, Admissions, Athletics, College Counseling, and Summer Camp.
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications Team members to assist with additional team responsibilities as needed, including photography, social media, calendar management, and website updates.
  • Provide administrative support to the Marketing & Communications team through budget management, file storage/organization, and coordination of team’s project management software.
  • Effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in communications, marketing, advertising, or journalism; knowledge of independent school environment desirable but not required
  • Comfort with various technology platforms
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills and the ability to articulate the school’s value proposition.
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and editorial skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and operational skills; superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication; attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and adhere to budgets and production schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and productive working relationships and effectively manage work and desired outputs across multiple departments and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • A team player with a positive, entrepreneurial, and service- and results-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.

Full-time employees are eligible for a generous benefits package that include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plus retirement benefits, free breakfast and lunch, and other rewards and discounts. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org

Dexter Southfield School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender, Boys, Girls