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Communications Specialist

Mohawk Trail Regional School District
Job Title: Communications Specialist
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December 29th, 2017
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The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for developing and executing a broad-based communications strategy to promote the District and its strengths, as well as for identifying potential grant/funding opportunities using existing collaborative resources and independent research.

Essential Skills

•    Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills

•    Proficient in the use of technology, including social media

•    Previous professional communications experience preferred


  • Engage with administration, faculty and students to identify noteworthy activities (e.g., people, projects and events) within the District and promote these activities to local and regional media (traditional and digital)

  • Develop and execute a strategy to engage students, parents,community members and local business, so as to increase their understanding of the District and its key strengths

  • Write press releases and articles to be shared with local newspapers, radio, television, and posting to District website

  • Develop and execute a strategy for engaging local businesses in the support of District students (internships) and activities.

Grant Sourcing

•    Identify grant opportunities that support the District’s educational vision, mission, and core values

  • Seek out grant opportunities from both governmental organizations and the private sector, using both existing available resources and independent research

  • Present these grant opportunities to the District Leadership Team for review and discussion

  • Write and/or oversee the preparation of grant applications

  • Monitor and document results from grants awarded 

Forward cover letter, resume, writing sample and recommendations to:  Superintendent of Schools, Mohawk Trail Regional School District, 24 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or email: ktotman@mohawkschools.org.  Applications deadline:  open until qualified candidate appointed.  The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion or sexual orientation. 

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