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Communications Co-ordinator

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School Name The Bishop Strachan School
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 10/25/2017

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 and a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, 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 Co-ordinator

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic communications professional to create strong relationships within the school's community as you seek out and share the fascinating stories that make BSS a centre of innovation. You have a high level of energy and professionalism, good journalistic instincts and a proven talent in leveraging today's print and digital channels for specific audiences. As an integral member of a small communications team, you will find creative, effective ways to promote the school's vision, mission and values drawing upon your strong communications and digital media experience.

Reports to: Director of Communications

Summary of Position:

The Communications Co-ordinator is responsible for generating engaging and timely community communications on digital and print platforms in pursuit of the strategic objectives of the department and the school.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Acts as ‘roving reporter’ throughout the school community to generate relevant stories
  • Generates on-campus photography and video, and oversees work of professional photographers and producers
  • Executes and enhances the department’s digital media strategy, including managing websites, social media and internal digital outreach, and maintaining a robust editorial calendar
  • Liaises with departments within the school to write, edit and produce collateral publications and content for print and digital platforms, incorporating BSS brand and communications standards
  • Organizes and maintains a multi-media library and upholds the efficiency of the department’s processes
  • Generates and leverages data for analysis and course corrections
  • Supports inbound marketing strategies
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include: 

  • Minimum 3 years communications experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or educational setting
  • Communications degree or diploma and/or a combination of related experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills
  • Proven photography, video editing and production skills
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), social media management and analytics tools, including web-based applications, CRM, and Google Analytics
  • Expertise in the use of graphic editing tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience in leveraging social media to enhance community relations and marketing outreach
  • Proven expertise with live streaming applications – YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Live
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines with humour and flexibility
  • 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 Co-ordinator 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.

Visit us at www.bss.on.ca







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