Maumee Valley is a community of lifelong learners. Our vision is to provide a Personal, Experiential, and Global education to each child. As the only secular, PS-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, Maumee Valley supports students within a rigorous academic program on their journey to finding the right fit for college and career. Maumee Valley Country Day School’s mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education. Maumee Valley’s long-standing commitment to experiential education remains a hallmark of a student’s experience, where each student is guided through a personal educational journey carefully constructed in partnership with faculty advisors. Students come from all walks of life and all over the world. MVCDS is a place where diverse learners, voices, stories, and experiences unite to empower and educate our community members.
A Maumee Valley employee puts students at the center of decision making. The successful candidate is a resourceful and innovative individual who engages in the life of the school and builds relationships across various school constituencies. We ask all of our employees to:
As a unique and innovative educational institution, Maumee Valley seeks an experienced and creative Director of Communications and Marketing who can help craft and share our story. The Director of Communications and Marketing will develop and implement strategic communications and marketing plans to support and advance the school’s mission and vision. Collaborating closely with members of the Admission and Advancement departments, as well as Maumee Valley’s senior leadership team, the Director of Communications and Marketing will strengthen MV’s brand identity by overseeing and developing compelling content for the school’s website, social media platforms, and print materials and by executing multiple strategies to market the school to external and internal audiences. The successful candidate will be boldly innovative, a strategic and analytical thinker, and an effective oral and written communicator. A customer service attitude is required, and the ability to manage multiple projects is essential.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Create, implement, and assess comprehensive communications, marketing, and public relations strategies that enhance the school’s position as the leader in independent education
Evaluate the effectiveness of marketing programs utilizing proficiency in SEO and social media marketing principles to build a pool of prospective families
Help ensure that the school’s philosophy, mission, and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization
Plan and execute annual print and web-based advertising campaigns to support Admission and Advancement initiatives
Direct, design, edit, produce and distribute all school publications
Manage the content and design of the school’s website
Develop and execute policies and procedures to effectively manage the school’s brand
Develop and manage a departmental budget, coordinate with other departments on shared budgets for communications and marketing initiatives
Assist, as needed, in writing presentations, speeches, grants, and general editorial content
Skills and Competencies
Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, and public relations initiatives
Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills
Experience developing and managing budgets
Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, developing presentations, and negotiating with media
Demonstrated successful application of inbound and outbound marketing strategies to reach the target demographic
Demonstrated public speaking skills and ability to communicate at all constituent levels; significant professional writing, editing, and publications experience
Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
Demonstrable hands-on experience with InDesign, Photoshop and /or other Adobe creative software
Experience designing and building websites and web pages
Ability to manage multiple projects while competing deadlines simultaneously
Previous school or nonprofit experience highly preferred
Experience with Blackbaud is ideal
Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, or public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable
5 to 7 years of experience in communications, marketing, and public relations
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your documents in one PDF to email@example.com. Documents needed:MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a copy of college transcripts. Please list the position title in the subject line of your email.
About Maumee Valley Country Day School
Employment at Maumee Valley is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. Because we are an independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.
The Upper school is recognized for it’s extraordinary learning opportunities. The Upper School’s Winterim program enhances students' learning with intensive, focused month long experiences. Students select from offerings that include classes, local as well as international educational trips and independent study projects. The Fine and Performing Arts programs are a part of the core curriculum of the Upper School. The school also has an international student program that provides a unique learning opportunity for international students as well as provides the student body with unique exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.