Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks an experienced, dynamic, creative individual to serve as the Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is responsible for communicating through a wide variety of internal and external channels such as branding, marketing, print and digital publications, graphic design, video, photography, social media, and media relations. The school seeks candidates who are passionate about independent schools and who are experienced leaders in the communication field. The Director of Communications is part of the school’s administration team and is supported by the Communications Coordinator.
Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. AOS seeks candidates who are eager to support the school’s mission as we work to develop the “hearts and minds” of our students.
Reports to:Head of School
Start Date: July 11, 2022 (flexibility available)
Work Schedule:Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events.
Refine and execute a comprehensive communication strategy that engages internal and external constituents in support and promotion of the school.
Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy and make adjustments as dictated by the market.
Manage and execute a myriad of daily email communications from various constituencies within the school.
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Admissions to oversee the production of a variety of materials designed to enhance the school’s visibility and brand.
Direct the production of printed materials, including the annual report and admissions materials.
Create and maintain the content of the AOS website so it is timely and reflective of the spirit and mission of the school.
Direct the creation of The Delphian annual magazine (concept, design, content, editorial, and production) in service of connecting with the school’s target audiences.
Manage an integrated presence on multiple social media platforms.
Develop and maintain relationships with local media and pitch stories to the media as part of a broader strategic plan to elevate the visibility of the school.
Develop and implement a school-wide, integrated crisis communication plan.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School and in support of various constituencies within the school.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
5+ years of experience in marketing and communications; independent schools or nonprofit organizations preferred
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Strong prioritization and multitasking abilities
Experience in desktop publishing design and management of design production
Demonstrated experience with photography, videography, website content management, and social media
Understanding of media relations
Actions and values that align with the school’s mission and culture
Strong desire to collaborate with colleagues and other school community members
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Annunciation Orthodox School, having grown from a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrates the diverse and individual qualities of all children and their families. AOS provides a superior education in a secure and stimulating Christian environment which encourages the individual child to achieve academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical excellence, and to become a responsible member of our society.The school has over 700 students beginning with our Delphi Class (age three years) and ending with eighth grade. The AOS curriculum is stimulating, innovative, student-centered and based on the principles of motivation, hard work, and creativity within a nurturing Christian environment. With its close proximity to the Houston museum and performing arts districts, medical center, major universities, libraries, downtown, and zoo, the acquisition of knowledge occurs outside as well as inside the classroom. The highly qualified faculty is dedicated to challenging the minds of the students and inspiring creative thought. The school's academic program and teaching methods lay the groundwork for high school and beyond. These attributes make AOS a leading indepe...ndent school in the city of Houston.Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.