St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with the community to serve as our Director of Communications, beginning July 1, 2018. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The successful candidate will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills and experience that would include the ability to:
develop and execute annual internal and external marketing and fundraising plans
develop strategies to attract prospective families and engage current families and alumni while increasing the school’s visibility and competitive positioning
create publications and programs to reach and influence the school’s target audiences
shape and maintain the strategic and creative direction of the school’s online presence
manage professional consultants and volunteers; cultivate relationships between the school and the media
manage and implement crisis communication plans as needed
capture and archive images; advise administration in all matters related to school brand
analyze a variety of metrics and pertinent research for effective targeting strategies and reporting
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Paula Boruszewski, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing
Experience: Five or more years in marketing and communications with independent school or nonprofit organizations preferred
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone and visit. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.