Duke School seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications to implement a comprehensive and active strategic communication and branding plan that will enhance the school’s visibility, competitive positioning, and public perception.
The Director must be a versatile team member, an excellent writer, a tactful communicator, and a creative thinker who can manage a variety of work including but not limited to: branding, marketing, website and social media management, mass communications through a variety of platforms, including Constant Contact, videography and video editing, graphic design, advertising, public relations and publications.
Direct reports include: Marketing and Communications Associate; Marketing and Communications Student Interns
Reporting directly to the Director of Advancement and Community Engagement, the Director of Marketing and Communications will:
Manage, review, and update the school’s social media and publications, as well as all marketing, public relations, and collateral materials.
Work with all divisions and departments to promote student activities and achievements.
Collaborate with the Enrollment Management and Advancement Offices in recruiting prospective students and families and develops and manages an integrated online presence on social media platforms.
Serve as director of the Duke School Magazine, provide editing support for all communications projects, and assist the Advancement Department in its mission to provide high-quality visual and narrative content, compelling storytelling, and clear and consistent information.
Advise the administrative Leadership Team and other school staff on all forms of external communications and represent the school in the local community as directed by the Director of Advancement and the Head of School.
Help develop a strategic communication plan that supports internal and external communication efforts, incorporating consistent themes that support the strategic initiatives and priorities of Duke School.
Provide vision and leadership for all school communications by developing and managing a fully integrated marketing and communications process, calendar, and plan.
Duke School is a co-ed independent Pre-School thru 8th-grade school located in Durham, North Carolina. The school enrolls 504 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and holds memberships in The National Association of Independent Schools, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, North Carolina Association of Independent School, and the Durham Chamber of Commerce.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities and reflective of local salary levels.
The successful candidate will have a degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience producing written communications that are clear, lively, and compelling and that present a clear understanding of grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation, as well as sound editorial judgment and commitment to accuracy.
Duke School, located in Durham, N.C., offers an exceptional project-based learning environment in which it seeks to develop high levels of analytical and critical thinking skills among all of its students. This engaging process is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the workshop based academic disciplines of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social sciences, and world languages. This engaging, unique, yet rigorous approach to educating K-8th students is implemented by a collaborative team of two teachers in each classroom at every grade level.
The program is further enriched by additional opportunities in Spanish, the fine arts, and physical education. The lower school at DS is comprised of a preschool for 3-4 year olds, kindergarten, and grades 1-4, with each grade enrolling approximately 45 students. The majority of students are drawn from the communities of Durham and Chapel Hill. Compensation and benefits are competitive with the local public school system.