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Communications and Marketing Specialist

Position Type Full-Time
School Name The Bishop Strachan School
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 04/17/2019

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, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, 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 and Marketing Specialist

Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position:

The Communications and Marketing Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of key communications and marketing initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the school, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages the development and production of digital and print collaterals, working with department staff and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation, and an accurate reflection of the BSS brand and communications standards
  • Manages website content development, online implementation and project management timeline, including interfacing with front end designers and back end website developers
  • Oversees the development of editorial content, news articles and advertising copy which promote the brand and accurately reflect the work of the school
  • Works directly with online digital agency to provide digital assets, track metrics and optimize SEO
  • Prepares written content for brochures, reports and various projects by conducting interviews, researching, writing, and managing external writers
  • Develops and maintains efficient department systems, policies, regulations and processes, upholding industry best practices in project management and oversees major department projects
  • Prioritizes and manages school-wide support requests, liaising with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • Monitors and upholds the BSS brand and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management
  • Oversees work of professional designers
  • Handles office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetings
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ communications and marketing experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or education setting
  • Communications degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience, including project management
  • A skilled writer, with demonstrated ability and experience producing editorial, articles and advertising copy
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills
  • Experience in website content updates with providers such as Blackbaud, Final Site or WordPress
  • Digital design skills and high level of expertise within Mac and Google docs environment
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • Professional manner, customer-service orientation and comfortable with fast-paced environment
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
  • A sense of humour
  • 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 and Marketing Specialist position 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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