Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

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Communications and Marketing Associate

Greens Farms Academy is seeking to hire a Communications and Marketing Associate to join the Advancement Office. This role will partner with the team on the ideation, creation, and production of internal and external communications and marketing initiatives. The Associate will assist in the management and production of the school’s website, social media accounts, video and photography, print publications, and brand campaigns. The role will report to the Director of Communications. An ideal candidate has an interest in and familiarity with digital media storytelling, the creativity to imagine new ways to tell the GFA story, and the drive to turn those ideas into realities.  

Responsibilities include:

Storytelling
This role will partner with both the Director of Marketing and Director of Communications on all areas of portraying the GFA experience including:

  • Covering school events and daily school activities for the purpose of photography and videography
  • Assist in managing GFA’s social media accounts, including on-brand posting, data management/reporting and staying up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices
  • Writing blog posts and news articles for GFA’s website, bi-annual magazine, and other publications

Marketing
This role will assist the Director of Marketing on strategic brand awareness, events, admission campaigns and development appeals.

  • Associate produce ad and video campaigns with the Director of Marketing
  • Administrative duties regarding scheduling, ad production, and buying  

Website
This role will assist the Director of Communications with management of GFA’s website. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create, design, and write copy using website dashboard and HTML coding; create online forms; post information and edit submitted content for public and portal pages
  • Analyze website traffic using Google Analytics
  • Help brainstorm and produce creative digital experiences on the website

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and up to 2 years of work experience in the fields of independent school communications, journalism, or marketing
  • Superior interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Positive work ethic
  • The availability to cover school events (for photography and editorial) in collaboration with the team. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • Video production and editing experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Adobe design suite  
  • Previous experience with website management a plus

FLSA Status
Exempt

Typical Level of Interaction
This position requires strong interaction with all school personnel as well as various service providers.

Other Qualifications
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.

Physical Demands
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also required to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to gfahr@gfacademy.org.

Substitute Teachers

Greens Farms Academy welcomes applications for substitute teachers in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience, expertise in their content area, the ability to teach across grades, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to substitutejobs@gfacademy.org.

5th Grade English Teacher (Leave Replacement)

Greens Farms Academy seeks a 5th Grade English Teacher to fill a leave replacement position from late August through November 2019. The teacher will cover three sections of 5th Grade English and serve as one of three 5th-grade homeroom teachers; the 5th grade is the first year of Middle School (grades 5-8). The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience teaching at the middle-school or upper-elementary level and a demonstrated passion for writing and literature. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community. All English classes are taught at Harkness tables, and the department is committed to discussion-based classes and close teacher-student collaboration on writing.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.

Interested candidates should email a resume, a letter of interest, and a list of references (if available) addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School, to englishjobs@gfacademy.org.

Greens Farms Academy (GFA) is coeducational, PreK-12, independent day school built around a diverse, collegial, and inspiring faculty. At all levels we look for teachers who have deep expertise in their disciplines, are passionate about working with young people, lean into technology, and value lifelong learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring a global outlook and recognize the strength inherent in a diverse, inclusive community.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and budgets generous funds annually for professional development. GFA is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms, and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.