Director of Communications

Employer
St. Andrew's School
Location
Middletown, DE
Posted
Dec 05, 2022
Closes
Dec 08, 2022
Ref
724367906
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?St. Andrew's School seeks a full-time director of communications. St. Andrew's was founded in 1929 as an independent, Episcopal boarding school with an unprecedented approach to financial aid. The school educates about 315 students from around the world each year in an all-residential setting, and has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is rooted in our Episcopal faith and inseparable from our aspiration to excellence.A' St. Andrew's faculty and students live together joyfully on a 2,200-acre campus of farmland and forests, setting a high community standard for intellectual engagement and personal conduct.A' A member and close colleague of the school's senior leadership team, the director will establish the vision and provide the management for the school's communication efforts across platforms, with the goal of deepening engagement for constituents and raising St. Andrew's profile nationally and internationally.A' The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio of writing and collateral across multiple communication platforms; demonstrated experience managing a team and budget; and a creative and innovative approach to annual publications and strategic communications. The director will be able to observe and learn a special boarding school culture and adeptly communicate the mission and values of the school in personal, meaningful, and effective ways. The ideal candidate will possess an analytical approach to setting and evaluating communications-related goals and successes based on the needs of the school's leadership.ResponsibilitiesCreate and implement a strategic and up-to-date and appropriate marketing and communication plan to ensure that current and prospective students and their families, alumni, board members, media, the Delaware community, and faculty and staff understand the mission and values of the school in personal and meaningful ways;Support the communications needs of key teams within the school including the head of school, Office of Advancement, Office of Admission, and the Department of Athletics.A' Lead communication projects by defining and documenting project goals and timelines, tracking and confirming project milestones, and coordinating project resources;Work with the head of school, admission, and advancement offices to set the direction, goals, and tone of school publications and online strategy;Coordinate and align communications and stakeholders across campus;Write a significant portion of content for school publications and platforms;Create, evolve, and ensure consistent branding across platforms and products;Help school leaders plan and align their communications to ensure high quality and consistency of strategic messages and branding;Jointly supervise the sports information officer (with director of athletics) and magazine editor and advancement writer (with chief advancement officer) and ensure they are part of the overall communications strategy and planning;A' A' A' A' A' A' Work with the advancement office to develop and execute strategies for engaging alumni, parents, and donors in line with annual advancement goals, which may include creating events and generating promotional material;Ensure advancement-related needs for stewardship, campaign planning, and ongoing cultivation of donors are woven into an annual communications plan and weekly activities;Work with the dean of admission to develop strategic and thoughtful materials aimed at prospective, admitted, and enrolled students and families;Oversee and be responsible for the development and maintenance of the St. Andrew's School website; including content, trouble shooting, and search engine optimization;Manage, direct, oversee, evaluate and set goals, priorities and timelines for communication staff of designers and writers and plan and oversee the communications budget.QualificationsBachelor's degree.A' At least three years of management experience in areas such as marketing and communications, brand management, publications, advertising, social media, strategic communications planning, public relations, and website design.Experience managing a budget and overseeing a team.Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersecting identities.A' Ability and willingness to articulate and promote the special mission of St. Andrew's School.Preferred QualificationsExperience working in marketing and communications in an educational setting.A' Conditions of Hire:A' A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting and a Child Protection Registry check, is required as a condition of employment.A' A' Applicant must complete satisfactory reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state employment laws, and any other required condition ofA' employment.A' Candidates must comply with all St. Andrew's vaccination requirements, including being vaccinated for COVID-19.A' Requests for medical or religious accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.To Apply:A' A' St. Andrew's School is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faiths, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.A' This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.A' A' Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a current resume or CV, a portfolio of written and designed material, and a list of references to hr@.Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 285-4211. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. St. Andrew's School is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.