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Communications Manager

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website Hamlin Robinson School

The mission of Hamlin Robinson School (HRS) is to ignite the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Since its founding in 1983, HRS stands as the only school in the state of Washington exclusively serving the unique academic and social/emotional needs of students with dyslexia. It is our vision for students who struggle in traditional settings to experience the classroom as a welcoming and safe place for learning.

Hamlin Robinson School has been at the forefront of serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences for almost 40 years. Our purpose is to fill an unaddressed gap in the K-12 education system failing to adequately address the learning needs of up to 20% of the student population; those with dyslexia and unexplained reading challenges.

Our program is in high demand because of our reputation and record of success with students who learn differently, and our specially trained faculty who teach students accordingly. HRS utilizes the most effective known method of whole-class literacy instruction, which is a comprehensive, multi-sensory approach adaptive to the full curriculum of the school. Most importantly, students learn in the way suiting their needs. For many, HRS is the first place they experience success, confidence, pride, and a sense of belonging in school.

Hamlin Robinson School values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity/race, gender, socio-economic status, learning style, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, and any other aspect of their identity. Please view our Equity Statement and full Non-Discrimination Policy on the HRS homepage.

You are collaborative, flexible, diplomatic, confident, and possess a sense of humor and professional presence.
You have a bachelor’s degree or higher and/or equivalent working experience in communications, advancement/development, journalism, marketing or a related field.
You have 3+ years of communications experience (work in a school is preferred).
You are highly organized, creative, detail-oriented and love to brainstorm fresh ideas.
You love to organize and support organization-wide events and development activities.
You enjoy developing and managing timelines and tasks.
You love to innovate, connect with community, and build relationships.
You maintain confidentiality and work with tact and diplomacy.
You are comfortable and competent with technology and CRM systems, such as Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge.
You are interested in learning new skills and growing your role with the organization.
You love working as part of a team and enjoy supporting Advancement activities – large and small – as needed.

Position: Communications Manager
Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement

The Communications Manager plays an integral role in advancing the mission of Hamlin Robinson School. This role works within the Advancement Office and across School departments to develop and produce engaging and purposeful communications (print and digital) that are tailored to the school’s community. This role is part of an Advancement team that enjoys a non-siloed work environment, a fast-pace, and humor mixed with hard work.

Create and manage timelines, tasks, meetings, and a master calendar for school-wide communications, in collaboration with the Director of Advancement.
Create, coordinate, and implement internal and external event communication plans.
Manage, create content for, and distribute weekly Thursday Thoughts email newsletters and other school communications through the CRM portal and other school channels.
Manage and create content for school-wide social media.
Manage and create content for the chool website.
Manage and create content for the school news magazine (The Scoop).
Coordinate with Advancement team and other School departments to continuously update content for the school’s website.
Work with the Advancement team to plan and execute in-person and virtual events for the organization.
Organize and collaborate with the Advancement team on event concepts and marketing.
Build and maintain relationships with a wide range of constituencies through direct and general communications.
Work with the Advancement team to implement the annual auction, including outreach, procurement, catalog and online auction content, and other event activities and details.
Assist with developing and implementing fundraising campaigns, such as the Annual Fund.
Have/establish proficiency with Greater Giving software, Raiser’s Edge, and CORE.
Stay current on content and marketing trends.
Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Salary: $80,000 – $95,000 per year
Position Classification: Exempt
Benefits: 100% employee covered Medical, Dental and Vision. 403(b) (up to 7% employer match), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, and Long-Term Disability. Earn up to 12 Sick/Personal days. 20 Vacation Days.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Jen Fukutaki, Director of Advancement, She/Her
Email: with “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

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