Communications and Marketing Specialist

The Bishop Strachan School - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education. Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion, pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach, commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position

The Communications and Marketing Specialist is responsible for the writing, creative development, and delivery of key communications and marketing initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the school, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards.

Specific Accountabilities
Manage the development and production of digital and print collaterals, for example magazines, working with department staff and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation, and an accurate reflection of the BSS brand and communications standards
Write and oversee the development of editorial content and news articles, biannual alumnae news magazines
Prepare written content for brochures, reports and various projects by conducting interviews, researching, writing, and managing external writers
Prioritize and manage school-wide support requests, liaising with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
Monitor and uphold the BSS brand and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management
Project management the development of marketing materials for Advancement and Student Recruiting events. This includes strategic development, design (either in-house or with external designers), execution, metrics gathering and post evaluation.
Oversee work of professional designers
Handle office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetings
Commit to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
Performs other related duties as assigned
Skills, Experience and Attributes
Minimum 3 to 5 years’ communications and marketing experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or education setting
Communications degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience, including project management
Experience with project managing the design and execution of extensive publications with a design agency.
Background in content development and working with multiple external writers and stakeholders.
A skilled writer with lens to multiple external stakeholders, with demonstrated ability and experience producing editorial, corporate communications and advertising copy.
Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
Graphic design skills for smaller marketing pieces
Media relations background, with experience in writing and pitching news releases
Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
Professional manner, customer-service orientation and comfortable with fast-paced environment
Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
A sense of humour
Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Communications and Marketing Specialist position in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our School fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.