DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by Kent School, located in scenic Kent, Connecticut, to conduct a national search for a Director of Marketing & Communications.
This high visibility opportunity is available immediately and will be filled when the candidate of choice is identified following a comprehensive national search.
Kent School is a private, co-educational college preparatory school. Frederick Herbert Sill, Order of the Holy Cross, established the school in 1906 and it retains its affiliation with the Episcopal Church of the United States. The scenic 1200-acre campus is situated alongside the Housatonic River and a section of the Appalachian Trail. School Motto: Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia (Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance).
The Head of School is Michael Hirschfeld. The current endowment is approximately $115 million. There are 585 students enrolled (93% boarding), 48% female, 52% male. U.S. students come from 30 states, 18% are students of color. Students come from 37 countries, 27% are International. There are 75 teaching faculty 71% who have advanced degrees. Average class size is 12 and there are over 25 AP classes. For more background information please visit: www.kent-school.edu.
The Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for institutional brand management and key marketing communications for the school. The Director oversees all activities related to marketing, public relations and communication with external audiences, as well as developing and implementing an integrated marketing and communications strategy that supports the mission and goals of Kent School. The Director reports to the Associate Head of School for External Affair, collaborates with other senior administrators and all school offices and directs the Communications staff. In close collaboration with the senior leadership team, the Director of Marketing & Communications plans and assures execution of internal and external communication strategies in promoting the School’s key messages. The new hire is responsible for the School’s, official publications, Website, Social Media, and public and media relations.
Kent School offers an exciting and supportive work environment, a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical and dental plans, a pension plan, and four weeks of paid vacation. Kent School is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
To explore this superb career opportunity please send your resume, letter of interest and a list of references (who will only be contacted by the search firm if mutual interest is determined) to:
Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELDASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc.
572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800.