What distinguishes Gould from traditional boarding schools is its approach to the “whole person.” Gould Academy, a small independent school in Western Maine, seeks a passionate and innovative Director of Communications to join our community.
The Director of Communications is a key player in the team that brings the brand and message of Gould to the world. The Director of Communications works with other internal stakeholders to plan and implement the public relations, branding, and communications strategy of Gould Academy. This position drives results for both admissions and advancement, while also enhancing the school’s image with a broad range of stakeholders—current and prospective students and families, alumni, parents of alumni, employees, the local community, as well as corporations and foundations. They collaborate closely with the Senior Administrative Team. This role supports marketing via the admissions team while also contributing immediately and personally to the marketing effort.
Essential Qualities of Employment
Relevant knowledge and skill in their area of expertise
Creative, life-long learner who seeks to constantly evolve and expand their knowledge base
Selfless team player and intrinsically motivated
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Responsible and trustworthy; exhibits good judgement
Possesses strong moral values that are aligned with Gould’s
Seeks joy and inspires others through their actions and words
Adheres to policies and expectations articulated in the Employee Handbook and has a strong understanding of their roles (teacher, advisor, coach, community life duties) as stated in the Code of Conduct and Community Guide
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To apply for this position, please click on the link provided and create an on-line applicant profile and application. Please upload your current resume and submit a cover letter telling us - why Gould? Please be prepared to provide three references.
To learn more about Gould Academy visit our website and look for our prospectus. If you prefer to apply by mail please contact Deborah Menezes, Human Resources, at 207-824-7797.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.
About Gould Academy
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school where faculty do their best to say ‘yes’ more than they say ‘no,’ where students have flexibility to try new things in new ways. Here, students celebrate each other, take risks, experiment, because we know that education is about the journey, about being in the NOW. We celebrate the creative process, not just the outcomes.
Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and visiting professionals who come to campus and work with students each and every year.
Our mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.