Marketing Communications Manager

Pacific Ridge School

At Pacific Ridge School, our mission statement drives all of our work: In a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.


Position Summary

The Marketing Communications Manager will create and oversee marketing and communications initiatives to increase awareness, engagement, and advancement of the School’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. In a fast-paced environment that thrives on teamwork, the Manager will craft compelling content and collaborate schoolwide to support: Admissions, Philanthropy, Academic Leadership, and the overall School Program (i.e.: Service Learning, Global Programs, Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Parents Association).


The Manager will be an experienced professional, skilled in:

  • Communications (writing/editing for website, newsletters, emails, etc.)
  • Graphic Design (experienced with layout, logo development, brand maintenance, etc.)
  • Content Acquisition & Creation (photo, video, storyboarding, etc.)
  • Marketing and Advertising (digital and traditional formats, measurement, analytics, and optimization)
  • Data-Driven Decision Making (collection, analyzation, and implementation)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following)

  • Lead email communication and content calendar planning and execution
  • Write and edit a variety of internal and external communications
  • Create appealing and effective graphics, photo, and video content that aligns with the School’s brand standards
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage contributors (staff, summer interns, and vendors) effectively
  • Oversee workflow, keeping projects on time and on budget
  • Support and attend School events as needed. Examples include: school assemblies, special student events, open houses, commencement, reunion
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, graphic design, or related discipline preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing and communications, at least 2 years in a supervisory role
  • Outstanding communicator with the highest level of listening, speaking, and writing skills, and an ability to persuasively create and convey messaging to diverse groups including current and prospective families, donors, board members, and the public
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Working experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G-suite
  • Experience working with an educational institution and/or non-profit preferred
  • Familiarity with Finalsite (website content management platform) and Veracross (database) or similar is preferred


  • Medical Anthem (3 plan options)
  • Dental Guardian (2 plan option)
  • Vision with Guardian VSP (1 plan option)
  • Basic Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability insurance coverages at no cost to employee
  • Benefits eligibility: – eligible after 30 days plus the 1st of the following month
  • Paid Holidays = 38 days
  • Paid Sick Leave = 5 days
  • Vacation = 6.15 hours per pay period (caps at 5 weeks)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – The School contributes 5.5% of your salary to the established 403(b) retirement plan of eligible staff; auto enrolled at time of hire
  • Free, daily catered lunch

Salary Range: $75K - $85K (DOE)

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