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Communications Assistant at PUC Schools in Burbank, California

Posted in Media - Journalism - Newspaper 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students.

Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

Job Purpose

Under the Director of Media Communications, the Communications Assistant will provide administrative support to the Media Communications department, contribute to PUC’s communications strategy, and employ creative communications techniques including print and new media to inform audiences about the organization. Additionally, the Communications Assistant will assist in the regular implementation of the online enrollment process. This individual will report directly to the Director of Media Communication, the Assistant will be involved in supporting the day-to-day internal and external communications.

Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:

  • Participating in research, writing and editing of print and web materials

  • Providing both internal and external communications support. External communications includes researching and writing articles on PUC’s work, facilitating broader engagement with the community through the promotion of events; and providing guidance on communications techniques. Internal communications includes communications training, including guidance on writing, presentations, and communication strategy development.

  • Writing and editing reports and project summaries

  • Supporting in the planning, coordination, and implementation of the online enrollment process for PUC Schools

  • Providing customer service support to school-site personnel via phone, email, and helpdesk system

  • Supporting in the management of communications for the department

  • Facilitating meetings on behalf of the department

  • Supporting the management of multiple social media accounts for multiple schools

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of social media campaigns

  • Creating content for social media and digital/print marketing materials

  • Tracking social media usage on behalf of schools

  • Brainstorming and developing content to post to websites and social media accounts

  • Updating websites on a regular basis

  • Assisting in the development of school and home office websites

  • Tracking website updates and statistics on a regular basis

  • Assisting in the graphic design of flyers, brochures, posters, online images, and other related materials

  • Researching vendors and gathering cost estimates for various digital/print media projects

  • Collecting and organizing articles (and related files) for PUC newsletters

  • Assisting with general office administrative duties, as necessary

  • Attending events as requested by management

  • Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop preferred

  • Experience in graphic design preferred

  • Proficiency in SchoolMint preferred

  • Familiarity with social media platforms

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong research skills

  • Quick learner and self-starter

  • Ability to interact frequently with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including senior management staff

  • Ability to produce quality products and outcomes for various projects including, but not limited to: website content, social media engagement, press releases, graphic design, video creation, promotional materials and flyers and brochures for various initiatives and event

  • Ability to contribute to the creation of photo and video productions as they relate to the PUC’s objectives

  • Ability to work and maintain productivity with minimal supervision

  • Ability to offer new ideas, concepts, solutions, etc.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as a team member

  • Must be a team player that works well in an adapting environment

  • High level of professionalism

  • Well-organized and self-disciplined

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • This position will pay $15-$17 per hour

  • If Eligible:

    • Full benefits and additional voluntary benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, disability, etc.)

    • Paid Time Off

    • Retirement Plan Options

    • Ongoing Professional Development

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.