Marketing and Communications Associate

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Communications
  • Social media / digital marketing
  • Web

The Marketing and Communications Associate is a key member of the Marketing and Communications team. The role involves writing, simple graphic design, photography, basic website maintenance, and social media production to support the overall marketing and communications efforts of the school. This position will work closely with other departments at The Bear Creek School to support their respective communication efforts.

Experience and Skills:

Primary Responsibilities

Writing and Design

  • Assist with editing and proofing school emails and other communications

  • Assist with design and production of posters, printed programs for performing arts and athletics, and other in-house materials

  • Update and manage weekly LCD slide deck

  • Assist with production of the weekly e-newsletter, The Bear Facts

  • Manage adult bloggers; edit posts as needed; schedule and post student and adult blogs on website

  • Conduct interviews and write Modus Vivendi articles and other articles as assigned


  • Take high-quality photos of events and activities for use in internal and external marketing collateral and on social media

  • Manage process of collecting, uploading, downloading, or cataloging photos for specific projects

  • Assist with management of Vidigami photo sharing platform

  • Assist with coordination of Headmaster Update videos

  • Assist with posting videos on website and other locations as needed

  • Assist with management of Bear Creek’s YouTube channel

Website Maintenance

  • Assist webmaster in making basic content changes to website

  • Create and update website photo slideshows

  • Annually update Faculty and Staff Directory

  • Update News items

Social Media Producer

  • Provide day to day management of active social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), including content development. Monitor platforms outside of standard office hours to ensure quality control, moderate conversations, and respond as needed.

  • Generate content for Bear Creek social media channels

  • Analyze and report the performance and growth of all active social media platforms

  • Research and stay current with social media trends

  • Serve as online brand steward for The Bear Creek School.


Other duties

  • Monitor and coordinate updates to peer listing/review sites

    • Assist with coordinating volunteers for videos as needed

    • Responsible for other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor as needed.


Job Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills for both print and online mediums

  • Strong photography skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized

  • Proficient using relevant social media platforms and tools

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Office 365

  • Experience in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign preferred

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, or other related field preferred

  • 2-3 years of experience in not-for-profit or independent schools preferred

  • Available and willing to work some evenings and weekends to photograph school events and monitor social media accounts

Critical Performance Competencies 

  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization

  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others

  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information.

  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results

  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks

  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct

Physical Requirements

  • Primarily office work (computer, paperwork, telephone, communicating with the public). Requires standing for long periods of time while attending events


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.