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Administrative/Staff Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE/STAFF POSITIONS

Assistant Director of Communications

Landon School seeks an Assistant Director of Communications. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you manage projects successfully from start to finish, you have a metrics-driven mind with an eye for creativity, and you thrive on attention to the smallest detail while thinking “big” about how to share our school’s story.  

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.    

Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty and staff, and our robust co-curricular program. 

Description 

As an Assistant Director of Communications, your typical day will include working as a strategic and collaborative partner with Admissions and other departments. You will develop, test, and integrate strategies and tactics for our school’s engagement, recruitment, and marketing plans, such as email marketing, website optimization, and digital advertising. You will conduct data tracking and analytics on our website, social media platforms, and other digital assets to build successful strategies.   

You will also work with our design partners to design, write, and oversee the production of printed and digital promotional materials. You may write content for our website, magazine, blog, newsletters, and other publications. You may take photos with a DSLR camera and edit them in Photoshop, shoot video for our website and YouTube channel, and post on our social media accounts.   

You demonstrate a natural curiosity about the school’s program and community as well as trends in the education industry. This curiosity leads to creative thinking about how to effectively communicate and engage with internal and external audiences. You will join a team of four that is passionate about our school mission and committed to boys’ education, including a Visual Storyteller, Database/Website Manager and Director of Communications.  

Key Responsibilities  

  • Manage the school’s marketing program in collaboration with the Admissions Office, other school departments and outside partners/vendors, including creative campaigns, online content marketing, SEO, social media strategies, and email workflows 
  • Review and refine our marketing plans, strategies, and tactics with an understanding of target audience, message, trends, data analytics, testing, and measurements across different channels and segments  
  • Educate our community on marketing trends and leading-edge techniques in and outside the industry and incorporate best practices, particularly as it applies to lead generation and demand within independent education  
  • Manage website and social media content in cooperation with the Visual Storyteller  
  • Assist the Communications Office with writing, design, photography, social media, and video as needed  
  • Assist the Communications Office with proofreading of newsletters, magazines, flyers and invitations as needed 

Qualifications  

  • Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns  
  • Demonstrated experience working with relevant data analytics and other tools for strategic planning and decision making, especially Google Analytics and SEO  
  • Understanding of content management systems such as Finalsite and Blackbaud  
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or alternative photo and design editing software  
  • Strong project manager who develops strong relationships with colleagues at all levels  
  • Patient, levelheaded, and cool under pressure  
  • Ability to explain just about anything to anyone and earn trust easily   
  • Organized, proactive person who enjoys taking on difficult challenges and finding innovative solutions  
  • Willing and able to work a flexible, full-time schedule, including evenings, weekends and summers 
  • A Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related field is required
  • Knowledge of independent schools is preferred  

To Apply  

Please send a resume and a portfolio of work via email to Meredith Josef, Landon’s Director of Communications, at meredith_josef@landon.net. No telephone inquiries please. 

  

 

Raiser’s Edge & Systems Administrator

Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.  

Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and our robust co-curricular program.    

Landon seeks a full-time Raiser’s Edge & Systems Administrator to uphold the critical role of maintaining the Raiser’s Edge donor database and tracking all donor data for the development department.  Working closely with the Director of Development, the Raiser’s Edge & Systems Administrator is responsible for the performance, integrity, and security of the organizations Raiser’s Edge database, NXT platform, and related systems. The position will also be involved with the planning and development of the database as the donor database grows, as well as data analysis and troubleshooting issues on behalf of the users.

Key Responsibilities

 Raisers Edge/NXT

  • Perform daily maintenance and enhancement of all donors, prospect and other constituent records using Raiser’s Edge and NXT. Monitor and maintain the accuracy, integrity, and security of all data; perform imports and exports: manage segmentation attributes and other data coding.
    • Create funds, campaigns, and appeals inline with the organization’s structure and the Business Office coding system
    • Manage and produce gift reports, action reports, prospect reports, and mailing lists 
    • Create online registrations and donation pages
    • Import all Internet donations into donor database
    • Supervise gift/constituent entry done by other staff members 
    • Processing transactions recurring gift batches as needed
  • Research prospective donors (individuals, corporations, and foundations)
  • Send out acknowledgments for all donations including auction items and in-kind donations
  • Develop queries based on needs of development staff
  • Ensure that all campaigns, funds, and appeals are linked correctly between Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge
  • Maintain accuracy of constituent biographical information by performing periodic auditing and cleanup of data and performing a yearly NCOA
  • Work directly with direct mail companies to create accurate lists and gift reports for direct mail campaigns

Event Support

  • Process all event sponsorships and ticket revenue for events
  • Maintain reservation lists for events
  • Provide ongoing and day-of assistance for donor events

Revenue Reconciliation

  • Work closely with the Business Office staff to provide reports and documentation for financial reconciliation and accuracy between Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge
  • Reconcile and close monthly development financials on time
  • Process, or oversee the processing of, all department pledges and invoices
  • Manage credit card gift processing and documentation
  • Matching Gifts – Complete paperwork, initiate and follow up on Matching Gifts Required

Other

  • Serve as an active member of the Development team, contributing to goal setting and the refinement of processes and procedures
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested
     

Qualifications

  •  Must have extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge database (preferably at the expert level)
  • Ability to understand internal business processes and how they relate to functionality within Raiser’s Edge and database best practices
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Crystal Reports
  • Demonstrable skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
     

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy group work but also possess the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate integrity and strive for excellence
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver against timelines
  • Excellent people skills and ability to partner with diverse leadership teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality


Landon School offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, free lunch and much more. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references to Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., Director of Development at peter_gallo@landon.net  (No telephone inquiries please.)

Visual Storyteller

Landon School seeks a Visual Storyteller. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you have photography, video and social media experience, and you find a compelling story in any situation. 

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.   

Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and our robust co-curricular program.     

Description 

As the Visual Storyteller, you play a pivotal role in telling authentic stories about the day-to-day curricular life of students, teachers and other members of the Landon community – from Lower School TED Talk presentations to Middle School robotics, from Upper School architecture and Humanities classes to drama productions and athletic contests. No day is the same for the Visual Storyteller, who will capture these visuals through compelling and creative video and photography and then bring these stories to life on our social media channels, school website and other publications. You are a photographer, videographer, editor, and producer all rolled into one. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Shoot, produce and edit video and photo stories from conception to publication

  • Develop and maintain production and editorial calendar in conjunction with advancement team 

  • Ensure that quality and aesthetics are consistent with brand standards 

  • Follow best practices in asset management and organization of videos and photos 

  • Share evolving trends and technical requirements in video, photography, and social media with the school community 

Qualifications 

You are collaborative, curious, enthusiastic, and cool under pressure. You must have a keen understand of story fundamentals including newsworthiness, authenticity, hook, and calls-to-action. You should know how to ask effective questions and develop trust with members of the school community, as well as have a well-developed eye/ear for best practices in the areas of visual, audio and content creation. We appreciate self-starters and idea-generators who are equally adept at leading and following. It is also incredibly important to be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy. 

Your technical skills should include a working knowledge of intermediate-to-advanced level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio equipment, lighting, microphones, etc.), experience using digital video and photography editing software such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro and Photoshop), and comfort with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and measurement tools.  

You are able and willing to work some nights and weekends. Reporting to the Director of Communications, you join a team of four including a digital media/marketing manager and database/website manager. The ideal candidate has some professional experience or a bachelor's degree in photojournalism, video/film, new media or a related field.  

Apply 

Please send a resume and your portfolio to Meredith Josef, Landon’s Director of Communications, at meredith_josef@landon.net. No telephone inquiries please.   

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