Reports to: Head of School
Education: Post Secondary Education; Communications; Marketing
Experience: Senior Leadership Team experience
Experience in an Independent School (asset)
Computer Skills: Mac, Google, Microsoft Office
Working Conditions: School/Office Environment
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.
Reporting to the Head of School and as a member of the SMLS Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Marketing & Communications is responsible for leading the development and execution of all marketing and communications strategies to the community of SMLS stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to the overall health, success, and sustainability of the School, as a member of the SMLS Leadership Team
Contribute to the development, ongoing assessment, and execution of the School's Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan
Contribute to the annual budgeting process including multi-year financial requirements and budget oversight for Marketing & Communications, opportunities for cost management, and identifying areas for investment
Represent the School externally and act as an Ambassador
Role model the SMLS Values and instill Leadership behaviours and expectations in others
Act as a trusted advisor to the Head of School
Lead all crisis management communications and leverage external resources as needed
Communications Strategy, Design and Oversight
Create a clear and inspiring vision, strategy, and priorities for the School's communications, marketing and branding, aligned with the School's strategic direction
Develop and manage communications strategies that address and engage the School's varying constituencies
Oversee the school's admissions marketing
Manage budget for all Marketing and Communications requirements
Create and communicate style and branding guidelines and act as the School's brand ambassador
Act as the School's representative with the media and manage all responses to the media requests (including crisis communication)
Responsible for editorial direction, design, production, and distribution of all SMLS publications.
Coordinate the design and creation of all print and electronic branded materials such as letterhead, use of logo, electronic signatures, brochures, etc.
Support accreditation reviews and follow-up with recommendations from certifying organizations (CIS Ontario and CAIS)
Digital Media Management & Content Development
Produce all print, electronic and social media communication content and materials (including Jubilate, SMLS Annual Report, eProvide ongoing maintenance of the School website and all social media channels (including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn)
Work with Admissions team to develop and produce Admission marketing materials
Support Advancement in developing fundraising materials
Write, edit communications on behalf of Head of School and leadership, faculty and staff as needed
SMLS Leadership Competencies:
Strategic Mindset: Shares a clear vision. Anticipates and shapes the future. Brings holistic, School-wide and systems thinking. Identifies risks and connects ideas.
Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates authenticity, self-awareness, empathy, and humility. Connects with and builds strong and positive relationships with all stakeholders. Brings a coaching, feedback, and service focus and a growth mindset to develop self and others.
Perseverance & Resilience: Perseveres through uncertainty and adversity. Manages complexity and navigates barriers. Role models courage, resolve, positivity, and hope.
Professional Judgment: Role-models professionalism. Demonstrates thoughtful and sound decision-making and good judgment. Applies experience, knowledge, and skills. Considers implications of choices and actions.
Inspires Change: Encourages curiosity, new thinking, and ongoing improvement. Challenges the status quo and brings an opportunity and solution-focused mindset.
Respect: We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.
Integrity: Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do
- from the classroom to the boardroom.
Innovation: We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.
Commitment: We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.
Courage: We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring. We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action.
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and provides a competitive compensation package for staff members.
If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at smls.simplication.com.
We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Respect for the dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace is fundamental at SMLS. Our school recognizes the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive, cohesive, and compassionate culture modeled by faculty, staff, students and