The director of marketing and communications leads, plans, directs, and implements overall strategies for marketing, public relations, and internal communications at Canterbury. The new director will have the opportunity to help implement a major new strategic investment in advertising and marketing at Canterbury, including new agency-designed branding and materials.
This is a fast-paced job that’s perfect for a professional who’s great at taking initiative, prioritizing assignments, and switching gears quickly when circumstances demand. The successful candidate will be social-media savvy, a punchy copywriter, a strategic thinker, and a great iPhone or Android photographer.
The successful candidate is a professional who:
thrives in a fast-paced environment.
collaborates easily and effectively with other teachers and staff.
maintains strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
cheerfully supervises carpool and other duties as required and participates in all required school events and the life of the school.
is experienced in and committed to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive community.
has excellent verbal and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills; is responsible and conscientious.
is able to organize and prioritize work and to work independently with little supervision.
An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a related field is preferred, with a minimum of five years' experience working in marketing, communications, or public relations required. Proficiency in social media platforms, Google Workspace, basics of website CMS is desired; knowledge of InDesign and graphic design preferred. A proven ability to work in a multifaceted environment while maintaining high standards of professionalism, discretion, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and a good sense of humor is desired. Canterbury offers a collegial work environment and excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Canterbury School is part of a long Episcopal school tradition of strong academics, an inquiry-based approach to learning, and a diverse environment. We give a central place to both the life of reason and the life of faith, and we believe that the ultimate purpose of education is to prepare students to become contributors to and leaders in an ever-changing world. Our preschool-8th grade structure concentrates on the learning needs and development of young children and middle school adolescents, without the added complexities of the high school experience. Since our founding in 1993, we have stressed that the most complete education develops the whole child: mind, body, and spirit.
Canterbury maintains a staff of approximately 70 employees, and its teaching faculty are a healthy mix of veteran, mid- and early-career educators who enjoy small class sizes where every child is known, cared for, and loved. Students of color comprise about 20 percent of our student body of 325. Our school is situated on a beautiful 35-acre campus with a natural area, ropes course, and pond – and also a well-equipped science center. From chess to outdoor exploration, faculty are encouraged to share the...ir passions, and students and teachers participate together in service learning as well. Canterbury Cougars are active in Greensboro, and we’re told that our students are some of the most polite in town – but they’re also still kids who love to have fun in a community that challenges their minds and nourishes their spirits.
Greensboro, NC is the birthplace of the Sit-In Movement, a progressive community full of religious and ethnic diversity. It offers outstanding universities, wonderful restaurants, beautiful parks and trails, minor league baseball and basketball teams, and a new 3,000-seat performing arts center opening this year.