Washington, D.C., Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, seeks an energetic, thoughtful, dedicated, and detail-minded Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing to assist in executing a strategic digital communications and marketing plan to advance the institution’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing.
The Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing must be a strong writer and have a passion for storytelling, a strong working knowledge of current digital-communications best practices, a meticulous attention to detail, an open and collaborative spirit, and a commitment to education.


Develop and promote key messages and branding that align with institutional priorities.
Manage all digital media and print publications, including the annual Views magazine,
Manage and deploy all weekly communications and strategic communications as directed.
Serve as web content producer and editor.
Serve as the School’s photographer.
Manage and execute a social media plan.
Execute an inbound-marketing strategy to assist Admissions in recruiting prospective families to the school.
Operate the School’s CMS and other systems.
Create digital graphics for web and social media.
Serve as copyeditor on school messages and publications.
Understand and track digital analytics for the School.
Shoot video as needed.


Skilled storyteller with experience creating compelling, engaging, and ROI-driven digital content.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, basic HTML, social media tools, video editing, and web publishing.
Strong photography skills.
Experience with Blackbaud preferred.
Experience executing online and print advertising campaigns.
Ability to work independently; a self-starter with a high level of integrity and the ability to exercise confidentiality and
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to many constituencies including parents, donors, volunteers, and colleagues.
Experience executing online and print advertising campaigns.


A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing and communications, superior digital marketing skills, and a strong grasp of communications-industry best practices.
A commitment to mission-driven organizations.
Experience in independent schools preferred.
Experience managing vendor and consultant relationships.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.


Passing periodic background checks, FBI background check and, at the discretion of the school, drug, and alcohol screening.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write and format professional correspondence, memos, support documentation, press releases, and articles.
Mature judgment and discretion; ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure.
Consistent and prompt attendance.
Compliance with the provisions of the Beauvoir Faculty & Staff Handbook.


The position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, and stooping in the performance of daily activities.
The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
The position requires near and far vision for reading and preparing written reports and other documents.
Acute hearing is also required when providing phone assistance.
The need to lift, drag, push, and pull files, reports, and other materials weighing up to 25 pounds is required.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to Lisa Gilcrest at   lisa.gilcrest@cathedral.org .
Beauvoir the National Cathedral Elementary School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts the School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or the School may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.