St. Mary Academy - Bay View seeks a dedicated, experienced, and energetic communications professional to serve as the Director of Communications. The Director oversees all aspects of communications for the Academy and works closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing, Director of Advancement, and Academy Principal. They will be committed to the school’s mission of educating girls and young women and to the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. This is a 12-month position.
Prepare an annual communications plan to serve the needs of the Academy, including internal communications and external communications;
Management of the Academy brand to ensure that all stakeholders are adhering to brand standards in internal and external communications;
Create and disseminate internal and external communications, including but not limited to weekly newsletters, speeches, event programs, academy emails, press releases, social media, student handbooks, and presentations;
Plan and produce the annual magazine and annual report;
Oversee and manage social media outlets with ongoing, consistent engagement and develop and provide original content to social media accounts on a daily basis;
Timely maintenance of the Academy website and portals;
Serve as site administrator for the school website in collaboration with users across theinstitution: create and publish content and carry primary responsibility for site updates,functionality, and staff support.
Write and disseminate media advisories and press releases on a consistent basis to preserve a positive presence in traditional media;
Provide input and editorial review of all advancement materials, including appeals and alumnae e-newsletter;
Manage creation and distribution of videos as needed;
Monitor and respond to website Google Analytics;
Provide photography for social media and press;
Organize, share and maintain all photography files;
Maintain crisis plan and sample crisis communications;
Coordinate communications (internal and external) in crisis situations;
Represent the Academy as spokesperson as needed;
Serve as Academy contact to all media outlets, forging strong relationships with local press;
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in communications, English, journalism, orother related disciplines.
At least five years of professional experience in communications.
Demonstrably strong writing, verbal, planning, and organizational skills;
Outgoing and enthusiastic personality with outstanding interpersonal skills;
Strong public speaker;
Familiarity with social media trends;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing demands to identify priorities and meet deadlines;
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information;
Robust knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products;
Knowledge of iMovie, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop a plus
Go to bayviewacademy.org/about-bayview/employment-opportunities and download the “Non-Teaching Application.”
Completed Bay View application, letter of interest, and resume should be submitted via emailto firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 5, 2022.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Mary Academy – Bay View commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for allpeople and extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of their race, color, nationalorigin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military status or other legally protected status.
St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an all-girl independent Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from preschool through gradetwelve and is located in Riverside, Rhode Island. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, St. Mary Academy – Bay View fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment while striving to empower each student to be aconfident, independent, compassionate, and socially conscious faith-filled young woman.
St. Mary Academy - Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we foster academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment.
We are committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith.