The Communications Manager is responsible for creative services, marketing, and online/electronic internal and external communication at St. Andrew’s. This includes implementation of annual marketing plans that define our strategic efforts to promote St. Andrew’s. The Communications Manager will provide counsel and create and undertake plans to deliver key messages, ensure consistency and continuity, and reinforce the mission and goals of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.
Help develop a strategic communications plan in concert with the Director of Development and Communications that supports internal and external communications efforts, incorporating consistent themes that support the strategic initiatives and priorities as established by the Head of School and Board of Trustees
Establish and monitor all mediums of communications (web, social, print, email) and ensure that all constituencies receive timely and up-to-date information
Manages St. Andrew’s internet presence, including the web site and other social networking sites (primarily Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
Designs, coordinates content and distribution, and manages all web-based communications for external constituencies via www.sasaustin.org and serves as the liaison to outside vendors of web-based and print vendors
Maintains, prioritizes, and implements, in concert with the Director of Technology and Director of Development and Communications, overall project list for website planning, upgrades, and on-going requests.
Works with the Development Office to coordinate print and electronic communications where needed, particularly during capital campaign efforts.
Manages the collection of photographs and videos for the school’s website.
Produces all publications and published materials, including The Highlander Magazine (produced bi-annually – digital and print), the monthly St. Andrew’s community newsletter, and information resources for web-posting such as the student handbook and directory. Working with the Director of Admissions, the Communications Manager will assist with the production of Admissions collateral material to assure visual and editorial consistency. S/he will lend counsel and assistance in the production of collateral material for initiatives and major school events on both campuses.
Develops and maintains a brand and visual identity, including evaluation of current communications components, gaining consensus on the school’s needs and direction, and the creation of a plan and timeline for implementation.
Assess and pursue marketing, external relations, media relations and advertising opportunities, including developing an advertising schedule in conjunction with Admissions, writing press releases, posting news online and through social media, and cultivating relationships with local media for positive news coverage
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field.
Five-plus years of relevant full-time experience with public relations, writing, editing and publications project management in a corporate or educational setting.
Excellent writing, speaking and editing skills
Experience creating and posting content to social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
Familiarity with AP style guide
Some design experience preferred (Adobe Creative Suite)
Content management system experience preferred
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, allowing one to work effectively with colleagues and constituents, solve problems and represent St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the community.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at HR@sasaustin.org If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org