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Communications Director

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution in Greece, is seeking an energetic, qualified individual to lead communication efforts at the U.S. office of the School in Princeton, NJ. 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Communications Director reports to the Executive Director and ensures the successful development and implementation of an integrated, organization-wide, strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of the ASCSA. This position will be essential to strengthening the brand identity of the School across a wide range of key stakeholder audiences.

Essential Duties:
The Communications Director is the primary officer charged with creating and executing a public relations strategy that will allow the School’s leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media, public officials, donors and other key influencers. The Communications Director will work with the senior staff both to recognize internal and external communications opportunities, challenges and solutions, and to define and execute appropriate strategic responses.

Principal activities will include:

Writing, Proofreading and Editing

  • Must possess exceptional writing, proofreading and editing skills. The Communications Director will serve as the final reviewer for all written promotional materials.
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed by the Executive Director
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, create, design and/or amend existing personalized funding proposals and other development materials that promote the work of the School and help drive fundraising.
  • Oversee the continued development and use of the ASCSA brand throughout all printed materials and events.
  • Oversee all copy intended for public consumption to ensure its alignment with a strategic communications plan
  • Create timely articles for distribution immediately to highlight “philanthropy in motion” at the School
  • Oversee, and execute as needed, the development of electronic communications, and other strategic communications as outlined by the Executive Director
  • Co-write, edit and design the annual report and our bi-annual newsletter
  • Manage and execute email marketing strategies and develop content calendar
  • Create invitations and PowerPoint slides, and assist with writing of the script for annual gala

Design

  • Excellent design and typography skills
  • Knowledge of current visual design trends and techniques
  • Experience with graphic and web design software including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Understanding of digital production for web, email newsletters, and corporate documents
  • Photo editing, masking, hi-res production
  • Ability to propose elegant design solutions under tight deadlines and shifting priorities

Social Media/Content Management

  • The Communications Director will work collaboratively with and oversee a webmaster/social media coordinator based in Athens
  1. to guide the priorities of the webmaster/social media coordinator and ensure that all content being developed is accurate and closely matches the School’s branding guidelines.
  2. to develop and curate content and increase audience engagement on social media channels
  3. to analyze social media channels, website performance, search engine optimization and develop strategic initiatives accordingly
  4. to analyze ASCSA’s long-term social media strategy and create quarterly reports
  • Serve as the point person on media interactions that help promote the ASCSA’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
  • Manage relationships with any communications-related vendors or consultants
  • Actively pursue avenues to gain further public exposure for the School in an effort to build awareness

Team Development/Management

Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in communications role, required
  • Experience managing and executing across several communications media
  • Exceptional written communication skills, required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, required
  • Experience with iContact email marketing, preferred
  • Experience with Google Analytics, preferred
  • Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, preferred
  • Good entrepreneurial work ethic and desire to “get the job done”
  • Willingness to share own ideas, even amongst senior staff and board members
  • Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively with limited direct supervision
  • Must be able to multi-task and work quickly, independently and efficiently with great attention to detail
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as needed

Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send resumé with writing and design samples to resumes@ascsa.org

2020 Gertrude Smith Professors Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions & Seminars

Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions
ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions

SIX-WEEK Traditional ASCSA SUMMER SESSION

Term:  Summer 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:
http://ascsa.pedrera.com/programs/application-to-summer-session.

Duties:  Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy. See the attached policy.

Application:  A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.


ASCSA FIELD SEMINARS

Term:  Summer 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. 
 
Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.  For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars, see: http://ascsa.pedrera.com/programs/summer-seminars-1

Duties:  Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director. 

Compensation:  Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar.  See the attached policy.

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens.

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

Internships in Non-Profit Administration

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Hands on experience in learning business practices for an education-based not for profit. Organization and daily communication with applicants, members, and committees using virtual workspaces, online applications, and surveys. Management and promotion of academic and fellowship programs. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.

Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Management

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Gain familiarity with communications and fundraising activities, including the work associated with conducting a capital campaign, cultivation events, and Board meetings.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.