Saint Louis Priory School, a Benedictine, Catholic, and college preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12, seeks an experienced Director of Communications and Public Relations. Reporting to the Office of the Headmaster, the Director of Communications and Public Relations is responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing all internal and external communications of Saint Louis Abbey and Saint Louis Priory School. He/she will serve as a "chief storyteller," conveying the good works of the school and abbey to various constituent groups including current and prospective parents and students, alumni, donors, alumni parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school. The Director of Communications and Public Relations must be willing to immerse him/herself in the school culture, interacting with students and faculty regularly and embracing the unique academic and familial atmosphere. This position will be fluent in and passionate about developing the school’s brand identity, managing the school’s website and social media channels, writing, editing, proofreading, coordinating photography and video needs, and working with design and print vendors, all with the goal of advancing the strategic objectives of the school. He/she will be expected to develop and execute a comprehensive, annual communications plan that encompasses media relations, alumni and donor communications, publications, website and social media, advertising and other strategies to increase awareness and enhance stakeholder perceptions of the institution. The Director of Communications and Public Relations will supervise a Marketing and Communications Specialist and outside contractors and consultants in the execution of this position. In addition, he/she will provide support and guidance to other departments, including Admissions, Advancement, Athletics and the Monastic community, to ensure clear, consistent and compelling branding and messaging is achieved.
This is a full-time, salaried position that will require attendance at special events which are held during evenings and weekends. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Business, Journalism, or other related field along with a minimum of 5-7 years’ related experience is required. Experience with not-for-profit or educational institutions is preferred. In order to apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Saint Louis Priory School
Saint Louis Priory School – a leader in Benedictine, Catholic education for talented and motivated boys – has 60 faculty (20% monastic, 80% lay), 75% of whom hold a master’s degree and 12% a doctorate. Priory enrolls 400 boys in grades 7 through 12, the normal entry point being grade 7. In addition to a typical secondary school curriculum, Priory boys must study theology (6 years), Latin (3 years), and a modern language (4 years). Most study mathematics through calculus. All compete on athletic teams for at least two trimesters each year. The average ACT score is 30.2. In a typical senior class 20-25% earn National Merit recognition.