Marketing and Communications Director | Subiaco Academy

  • Full Time
  • Subiaco

Subiaco Academy

Subiaco, Arkansas, Subiaco Academy is looking for professionals who are committed to supporting and promoting an independent, Catholic, boarding and day school, single-sex education environment, particularly an individual for our Marketing and Communications Director position to begin the summer of 2022. This is a full-time, 40 hour/week, 12-month, exempt staff position with some evening and weekend work that reports directly to the Academy’s Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Community Outreach. The expected daily schedule is 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
The Marketing and Communications Director will  

develop and execute annual marketing and communication plans that engage internal and external constituents to inform and increase awareness of the academy
generate interest among prospective families; strengthen our brand awareness; and raise visibility regionally, nationally, and internationally
identify emerging marketing opportunities, design effective targeting strategies, and report on results
create and direct a comprehensive publications program (concept, design, content, editorial, and production for paper and electronic communications) that reaches and influences the school’s target audiences (including social media and website)
manage the school’s graphic identity and brand awareness by vetting all departments’ and campus groups’ use of logos/messages
generates press releases and cultivates media relationships
serves as internal brand manager, managing and enforcing brand standards and logo usage
The Marketing and Communications Director will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Subiaco Academy encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. 
The Marketing and Communications Director:

holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Marketing, Communications or a related field
has a minimum five years related work experience, preferably in nonprofit or education settings, including broad experience with communications and marketing strategies, tools, and best practices
demonstrates expertise in related technical skills, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; digital photography and editing and video production; web publishing applications, Microsoft Office suite, Google apps, blogging, and social media; and a thirst and ability for continued learning of new technologies
has excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills including copy-editing and proofreading skills
is able to articulate and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
has a track record of initiative, creativity and a passion for education, students and community
shows strong networking, relationship-building, and organizational skills
demonstrates project management expertise including the ability to plan comprehensively, work independently and collaboratively, and prioritize and manage projects to satisfy competing project deadlines 
strong work ethic, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills 
proven ability to effectively lead, manage multiple creative projects
demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
proven track record as an independent and goal-oriented manager with a dedication to meeting deadlines
collaborator who is energized by ideation and determined to bring the best ideas to implementation
willingness to work non-conventional hours, including some evenings and weekends. 
is eligible to work in the United States without employers sponsorship
Is a practicing Catholic

an ability to learn, be part of, and articulate the mission and values of the academy and embrace the Benedictine heritage


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Medical benefits including health, dental, and vision are available. A retirement plan is available.

Interested candidates should send a résumé, a list of references, and a cover letter addressed to Jesse W. Fortney, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Community Outreach, to , and in the subject line: Marketing and Communications Director. Applications should be received by May 19, 2022 for full consideration. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Medical benefits including health, dental, and vision are available. A retirement plan is available.