Stone Ridge is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications to begin work ASAP.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 750 students, and rooted in the Goals & Criteria of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for:
serving as the School’s lead brand ambassador and champion and guiding the School’s rebranding efforts.
working with the Head of School to lead and manage all crisis communications.
building and cultivating relationships with colleagues, especially members of the Admissions and marketing teams, faculty, students, and staff to advance the School’s internal and external communications goals.
ensuring all marketing and communication materials reflect the School’s Sacred Heart mission and strategic initiatives.
serving on the administrative management team.
working within a Catholic organization and communicating through the lens of the school’s Catholic identity.
providing direction to cross-functional teams to produce effective promotional materials (Head of School and Division offices, Admissions, Advancement, Athletics, etc.).
setting long-term and annual strategic goals and managing an integrated marketing and communications approach for school-wide initiatives.
providing leadership, including day-to day management and motivation of communications staff, ensuring collaboration and development of staff member’s professional growth.
identifying opportunities to tell unique and inclusive stories through videography, photography, and news media.
advising and suggesting application of current industry trends in communications and marketing, particularly with an eye to regional trends applicable to the independent school market.
assisting in creation of presentations for Stone Ridge stakeholders (parents, donors, alumnae).
Experience in Catholic and/or independent schools is preferred but not required. This position is a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the application below. Stone Ridge is looking for a candidate who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who has experience or interest in teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public, or charter schools. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager, all in PDF format. Additionally, candidates are required to submit samples of relevant communications work. ??????? Vaccination Policy Stone Ridge requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to legally required exemptions) as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our students and faculty/staff with the safest possible educational environment. Vaccination not only works to protect the individual who is vaccinated, but also protects students who are not yet eligible and anyone at increased risk from COVID-19.
The successful candidate:
holds a bachelor’s degree in English or Marketing/Communications or a related field and a minimum of five years of Marketing/Communications experience.
has strong written, editorial, and oral communication skills and has experience supervising and leading staff.
has a demonstrated track record for collaboration, organization and efficiency, and the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
is someone who is naturally thorough and precise with a strong attention to detail and is committed to mission-driven organizations.
has a demonstrated ability to authentically capture and amplify a wide range of voices and embody a commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion,
has a nuanced understanding of social media best practices and a keen eye for developing cultural trends.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.