Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Posted 4 months ago
Employment Type
Start Date
Position Areas
Academic Affairs


Position Title: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

F.T.E: 1.0 

Location: 910 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Reports To: Network Director of Marketing & Communications

Start Date: May 2021

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.


Position Description:

As a part of the marketing team, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator will produce high-quality, creative, original written and visual content that engages internal staff and builds external brand recognition. The main duties of the role will include creating informative content, producing and sharing engaging content for social media, and seeking opportunities to share Distinctive School’s brand, products, services, and story. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator who loves working with people, coordinating interviews/visits/meetings and getting inside schools to film, photograph and write, and translate that human interaction into great storytelling.  This person will:

Brand Marketing: 

Support Distinctive Schools marketing and branding while maintaining consistent voice and style throughout communications 

Develop strategies for building brand awareness, engagement campaigns and promotion of accomplishments and events 

Develop and implement marketing strategies; support our strategic goals of student enrollment, parent engagement and teacher recruitment 

Build original content for Distinctive Schools use across websites, email, social media, network events and print materials 

Elevate our visual brand by maintaining clean design in presentations, flyers, print pieces, etc.

Social Media: 

Help to define and translate our voice in digital spaces; research and gather information for highlighting the Distinctive Schools story

Manage social media presence, including day-to-day posts and messages

Provide customer service by answering questions and concerns when necessary

Conduct and report analysis of site and social traffic

Co-create, maintain, and implement digital marketing and editorial calendar 

Manage social media advocates at each campus; provide training, best practices, and consultation as needed 

Support our school teams in sharing the Distinctive Schools story

Campus and Network Websites:

Manage and update content on websites

Produce relevant, valuable, and engaging content for the company websites

Become familiar with keyword placement and SEO


Provide support for network, regional, and campus communications

Collaborate with Distinctive Schools leaders and teams for planning, messaging, and scheduling as required by project

Additional duties as assigned by the Network Director of Marketing & Communications



Bachelor's degree in something like digital marketing, communications, social media, etc.

1-2 years of experience with writing, marketing, social media, blogging, journalism, etc.

Experience with marketing software (Constant Contact, Mailchimp, etc.), social media planning tools (Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.) and/or website builders (Weebly, Wordpress, etc.)

Strong knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends)

A can-do personality with a knack for thinking outside the box to solve problems 

Strong digital, creative and organizational skills

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure

Experience or interest in photography & videography

Experience with or passion for K-12 education, community development, kids

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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Distinctive Schools

910 West Van Buren Street Suite 315, Chicago, IL 60607

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910 West Van Buren Street Suite 315, Chicago, IL 60607