Associate Director of Communications – Gill St. Bernard’s School

Associate Director of Communications

 

Gill St. Bernard’s School, an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, located in Gladstone, New Jersey, is searching for an Associate Director of Communications. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Communications will help oversee the day-to-day operations of the Communications Program, acting as project manager for all school communications initiatives including website maintenance/updates and social media. This position is the primary writer and editor of all communications related materials.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create copy/stories/content about students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus events. Research, interview, write and edit to create videos and interactive media which captures life at GSB
  • Develop and maintain a list of news/story opportunities for marketing purposes in collaboration with the Director of Advancement and the communications team.
  • Work with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Alumni Relations to develop and write content for the GSB Alumni Magazine including story proposals, researching and interviewing potential featured alumni
  • Work closely with Director of Advancement and the Admission team to create copy for  marketing materials and
  • Work with Director of Advancement and marketing/communications consulting firm to manage comprehensive marketing/communications calendar including web, social media, magazine and admissions materials.
  • Oversee New Media Specialist to ensure all web and social media content, both images and writing, are accurate, timely and comprehensive. Ensure that the photography and publication archives are properly maintained and updated.
  • Oversee Communications Assistant & Sports Information Coordinator to ensure all athletic news within school publications and online is comprehensive and timely.
  • Coordinate the production of all publications and marketing materials developed by the communications staff.
  • Provide event support for advancement office as needed.
  • Attend, or assign team member to attend, weekly/monthly meetings as necessary including Upper School Assembly, guest speakers, student forums, advancement team meetings, Parents’ Association meetings, and Booster club meetings to stay up-to-date on campus activities and help match the objectives and goals of these groups to the overall communications strategy of the school.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience.
  • Experience in a non-profit, independent or academic setting is a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofing and project management skills
  • High comfort level and technical proficiency with print, web and social media platforms
  • Ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously with great attention to details and sensitivity to deadlines and priorities
  • Proven ability to build, engage, mentor and motivate a talented team of individuals
  • Basic photography and graphic design skills (PhotoShop)
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • A collaborative colleague dedicated to working as a member of a team
  • A warm, engaging, accessible style
  • High energy, “can do” spirit and a sense of humor

Please direct all inquiries (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to Josie Muench, Director of Human Resources, Gill St. Bernard’s School, P.O. Box 604, Gladstone, NJ 07934-0604 or via email to jmuench@gsbschool.org.

Gill St. Bernard’s School prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Gill St. Bernard’s School prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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