The Director of Communications will report to the President and is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and dynamic communications strategy for the school. The Director of Communications is responsible for the school's marketing strategy and increases visibility and reputation through internal and external campaigns. To support all marketing efforts, the Director will collaborate with school leadership and faculty/staff via the school's central marketing department. The Director is responsible for capturing our School’s life through various media, including print, digital, and video. Areas of focus will include managing the website and producing content through various media, print, digital and video.
Print and Digital Communications
Develop an external communications plan for the School
Oversee MC’s external communications: social media, website, and print
Oversee the President’s Update, MC’s weekly newsletter
Print media; Manage relationships with local press
Manage crisis communications on behalf of the school
Coordinate with the Director of Admissions and VP of Advancement to maintain the continuity of the MC message throughout campaigns
Help manage and write athletic game and athletic of the week recaps, profiles for our faculty and staff, featured articles about our academic clubs and interesting school news, and all electronic weekly communications with families, alumni, faculty/staff, and board of trustees
Help manage the creation of external content
Help design schoolwide design materials, publications, website, parent newsletters and admissions materials
Create graphics for external communications using Canva, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop
Maintain Malden Catholic’s vision throughout the website
Design web pages as needed using content generated or needs to be identified by various departments
Maintain the website for any pages/content that is out-of-date
Oversee updating news stories and academic and sports information
Help manage and oversee all photography and photographers (website, screens, print material for arts, athletics, and academics) to tell the MC story
Oversee yearbook production
Take photos of campus events and day-to-day life of the school
Update all digital frames around the school regularly
Edit all photography using Adobe Lightroom and help manage our library of digital assets
Malden Catholic, located seven miles north of Boston, has a male enrollment of 400, Grades 9-12, and a female enrollment of 350, Grades 9–12, drawing from over 40 communities. Classes are single-gender.
Mission: Malden Catholic High School, a private Catholic school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, creates a community of faith that promotes the dignity of all through Gospel values and an environment that fosters the love of God, of self and of others. Dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, creative, social, and physical development of its students, Malden Catholic offers a college preparatory curriculum, sensitive to individual needs in a Catholic familial atmosphere.
For more information about our academic, spiritual, and student life programs, please visit our website at www.maldencatholic.org.
Interested candidates, please provide an electronic cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to John Thornburg, President at email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4-7 years of marketing and communications experience; Master degree preferred
Strong writing and editing skills
Experience preferred (with a willingness to learn at the minimum) with website design, social media usage, and video editing platforms; Finalsite, Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Sprout Social, and Adobe InDesign a plus
Able to work cooperatively with other departments; self-starter with the ability or organize and coordinate workloads in a timely and effective manner.
Since 1932, Malden Catholic, an independent, college-preparatory school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, has created a family-like community of faith that has fashioned young men of character entrusted by their families to our care. We are thrilled to be able to extend this same opportunity to young women with the establishment of Malden Catholic School for Girls in September 2018.
A codivisional Catholic high school for young men and, beginning in 2018, young women, Malden Catholic strives to maintain the intimacy of its beginnings as a parish high school that prepared generations of students for rewarding college careers, success in a variety of professions and endeavors, and meaningful personal lives.
At Malden Catholic, students thrive in a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence, character formation based on Christian values, and personal achievement. Students who attend our school have in common a desire and drive to succeed in the classroom, on the field, in their extracurricular pursuits, and in their communities. This strong work ethic and commitment to the spirit of Plus Ultra, Latin for “more beyond,” is central to Malden Catholic. It is how we develop the leaders of tomorrow.