Employment Terms: Full-Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible
Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, challenges and inspires girls to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of well-being, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong Liberal Arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.
As a key member of the growing Advancement and Community Engagement team, the Manager, Communications plays an integral role in shaping and sharing the Branksome Hall story with external and internal audiences. The Manager will support the development and implementation of an integrated communications plan and content, including social media, digital and print content. A dynamic, innovative and collaborative communications leader, your superior writing, editing and project management skills help to guide the communications team in supporting Branksome Hall’s information needs, strategic objectives and priorities, through a range of communication vehicles.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, Communications, and working closely with the Associate Director, Marketing and Advancement Communications, you will be responsible for supervising two Communications Officers and ensuring that all written and digital communications materials across Branksome Hall’s Communications portfolio are impactful, integrated and of the highest quality. The Manager, Communications plays an integral role in authentically communicating Branksome Hall’s school values, brand and voice through various platforms in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. This includes digital and social media, media relations, parent and employee communications and community engagement. The successful candidate will also have oversight of the editorial calendar and Branksome Hall’s award-winning alumni magazine.
The ideal candidate holds a post-secondary degree in a related field (English, communications, journalism), with 5 years’ experience in a communications-related position, preferably in an educational setting. The successful candidate will have experience using digital platforms and possess demonstrated excellence in communications planning and project management in a leadership capacity is required. Experience editing and managing the production of large digital and print publications such as magazines, handbooks and newsletters is also required.
You possess the ability to work with a diverse range of colleagues and stakeholders in a complex, high-volume, fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will care deeply about the impact that well-executed communications can have on a thriving community. As a strategic thinker, you bring a creative, energetic and proactive approach to your work and excel at inspiring others, collaboration and team building. A skilled communicator, writer and editor, you enjoy being part of a community, value inclusiveness and have a reputation for integrity and diplomacy. With a growth mindset and the ability to effectively solve problems you challenge yourself and others to continuously raise the bar.
Knowledge of a range of communications applications, including (but not limited to): social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok); e-newsletters; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google Workspace; Adobe Suite; WordPress; InDesign; PhotoShop; Illustrator; FTP, HTML, online event management software; the Blackbaud suite; and content management systems such as Constant Contact.
How to Apply:
To apply for this opportunity, please visit our careers page and submit your cover letter and resume by August 23, 2021.
Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit http://www.thinkerswanted.ca or visit our website at http://www.branksome.on.ca