Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home.
The Marketing and Communications Officer will report to the Director of Admissions and Marketing and work with all of the school’s departments to tell Elgin Academy’s story internally and externally.
Steward for the school’s strategic messaging and brand identity.
Participate in the development of and implement and evolve the communications strategy and yearly tactical communications plan.
Create and implement content strategy that delivers compelling storytelling across channels
Support admissions, development, and other marketing and communications efforts
As part of the implementation of that strategy:
Write communication pieces that support different departments at Elgin Academy internally and externally.
Ensure that the school consistently employs it messages and states its value proposition
Employ a community outreach strategy and be the face for the school and the mission at various public events.
Write and produce the weekly and other periodic newsletters and the school’s magazine
Lead the school’s social media platforms.
Work closely with the school’s graphic designer to ensure a consistent look that supports the school’s strategy.
Collect and interpret data that will inform the school’s communication strategies.
Provide crisis management communications support as needed.
Manage the marketing and communications budget and implement a system for tracking expenses.
Must be collaborative in nature and embrace the chance to work with others to implement, review and adjust strategy to tell Elgin Academy’s story.
Prior experience with school communications preferred.
Excellent public speaking and communication.
Flexibility embrace diverse activities and multi-tasking, including working for a variety of departments at the same time.
Desire to work effectively as part of a supportive team in a mission-based organization.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Marnie Kut, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Elgin Academy
Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy, is a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home.