Founded in 1879, Saint Mary’s Hall is an independent co-ed day school serving students and families of all faiths. Since its founding, Saint Mary’s Hall has called four campuses home. Though the faces and structures change over time, the heart of Saint Mary’s Hall endures from generation to generation.
Situated on a picturesque, tree-covered 60-acre bluff above Salado Creek in Northeast San Antonio since 1968, the campus at 9401 Starcrest Drive serves all students in beautiful state-of-the-art facilities. Saint Mary’s Hall is a special place built on strong community bonds, rich traditions, and a culture of belonging for all students. Graduates leave Saint Mary’s Hall confidently armed with the skills, knowledge, study habits, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life.
Saint Mary’s Hall seeks creative and structured Communications Coordinator to support its robust communications program. As a member of the Office of Community Engagement, the Coordinator is a key member of a three-person communications team, responsible for executing and monitoring aspects of digital and print communications in keeping with the School’s communication strategies, including website maintenance, email communications, and creative content management. The coordinator will be responsible for capturing and producing content that engages and energizes the SMH community. This content will be utilized across various mediums including the website, social media, magazine, video, digital newsletters, and more. The Communications Coordinator will work in tandem with the Director of Communications and the Communications team to manage the School’s branding and messaging, and to share the story of Saint Mary’s Hall with internal and external audiences. They will also work collaboratively to support departments critical to the success of the school, including Advancement, Alumni Relations, Events, Athletics, Admission, Fine Arts, and other internal clients. This position reports directly to the Director of Communications. This is a non-supervisory role.
-Help execute short and long-term strategies to strengthen the communication efforts of the School and help tell the School’s story, and support the communication team to accomplish identified goals effectively -Help execute the following: The Shield (biannual magazine); parent, alumni, and community newsletters; school news; Admission collateral; the Donor Impact Report; alumni relations collateral; fundraising materials; print and digital advertising; and varied internal and external communications -Utilize design skills to create advertising and collateral consistent with the Saint Mary’s Hall mission and brand -Maintain the School’s website (www.smhall.org) and web portals and database, including editing, site maintenance, search engine optimization, and the execution of end of the year procedures -Manage and execute strategies for digital communications including the website, newsletters, digital signage, social media channels, and external partner sites -Utilize design skills to create advertising and collateral consistent with the Saint Mary’s Hall mission and brand -Actively engage with constituencies across campus to capture engaging and relevant imagery (photography) and copy to tell the SMH story across social media platforms -Maintain and report metrics for all digital platforms including social media and the website -Support activities, initiatives, and events sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement as needed
-Bachelor’s degree in graphic or digital design, marketing, communications, or a relevant field (required) -Relevant design experience (required) -Independent school experience or similar setting (preferred) -Proficiency as an art director/designer with a strong skillset in graphic and video design software including the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office products -Expertise with Finalsite or other school website partners (preferred) -Knowledge of electronic communication techniques and strategies including website content management, email communications, and social media management -A strong understanding of how to use digital communication as an effective platform for engaging and communicating, including website content management, email communications, and social media -A knack for visual storytelling and the ability to capture engaging and dynamic photography and video -Excellent written and verbal communications skills -An ability to think systematically and remain detail-oriented while remaining mission-focused -A highly motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic personality with a serious commitment to excellence -Well-developed interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide range of constituents
Len Miller joined Saint Mary’s Hall as the 25th Head of School in July 2020. Len came to San Antonio after a 25-year career in independent schools. He served previously at some of our nation’s top schools, including The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, and The Shipley School. His tenure has been hallmarked by a deep commitment to the quality of the academic program, the student experience, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the institution. He has been at the forefront of developing innovative academic programs and recruiting and retaining dynamic teachers. Robust, intentional student wellness programs are the result of his collaborative leadership.
Len’s forward-thinking efforts in strategic planning, enrollment, advancement, and fiscal matters have underpinned the overall strength and quality of the schools he has served. As a leader, he strives to empower his leadership team to build programs, effect change, and make significant and meaningful impacts on the students, faculty, staff, and School culture. Len is committed to educating the whole student with a deep focus on connection and belonging among the student body.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
-May require business travel to conference and professional development -May occasionally work events, nights, or weekends -Works mostly in a temperature-controlled office setting with occasional exposure to the outdoors or any number of elements -May involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials less than 25 lbs. -Operates various types of office equipment -Work in a rigorous academic environment dealing with a wide variety of physical and intellectual challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required by the employed. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic professional and learning environment that encourages innovation, send us a cover letter, resume, portfolio, or photography samples and complete our SMH employment application. Interested candidates may apply online at https://www.smhall.org/about/employment-opportunities.