Communications Manager
Communications Manager
The Position

The Communications Manager plays a critical role in helping the school effectively engage with current and prospective families, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends. A key member of The Episcopal Academy's four-person Communications Office, this role is responsible for creating and deploying content across various channels, including website, social media, direct email, digital newsletters, print magazines, etc.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Creating compelling editorial content for use in various print and digital publications
  • Creating engaging visual content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Producing weekly parent e-newsletter and monthly alumni e-newsletter
  • Editing and distributing mass emails on behalf of school leaders and/or departments
  • Assisting with development of the school's print magazine
  • Assisting with daily management of school website, including content creation, news updates, routine maintenance, and search engine optimization
  • Contributing to editorial content planning for school-wide communications
  • Proofreading and editing content generated by others
  • Ensuring all communications adhere to the school's brand standards

The Communications Manager is a full-time, 12-month, on-site position that reports to the Director of Communications. While the typical expectation is a Monday-Friday work week, there may be occasional times when evening or weekend work is required.


About Us

Located 16 miles outside of Philadelphia, The Episcopal Academy offers competitive salary and benefits; employer retirement plan match; paid time off; holiday time that totals 4 weeks throughout the year; excellent work/life balance; access to ongoing professional development; complimentary lunch during the school year; and use of campus facilities, including library and fitness center.

While each employee at Episcopal brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees should:

  • Be student-centered and show it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Embody and live The Stripes.
  • Consistently maintain high standards for his or her own work and motivate others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrate a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and see others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
  • Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.


About You

The ideal candidate is both a content creator and strategist who has a deep understanding of content strategy across diverse digital and print platforms.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of related experience in communications, marketing communications, or content creation
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience with content management systems, digital asset management systems, and email marketing software
  • Mastery in social media content and strategy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Highly organized and self-disciplined multi-tasker
  • Meticulous attention to detail, quality, and timeliness
  • A tactful communicator who can effectively tailor messaging and content to suit each channel and target audience
  • Collaborative, intellectually-curious lifelong learner

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic HTML coding skills
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Knowledge of magazine layout and production process
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM strategy and trends
  • Experience in education industry or non-profit organizations


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references as PDFs to jobs@episcopalacademy.org. Please include "Communications Manager" in the subject line.

Position Term Begins: Immediately

The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.