Job Summary: The Director of Communications engages all constituents to fuel the mission of the school.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Draft and execute the annual Marketing and Communications Plan to ensure that stories featuring students, alumni, faculty, and staff are routinely shared to all stakeholders
Manage the Marketing budget alongside the Director of Admissions and the Director of Advancement
Examine and evaluate communication processes on a quarterly basis and ultimately recommend changes and operating policy improvements
Content and design for all internal and external facing publications (e.g. magazines, annual reports, admission materials, campus signage, engagement materials)
Create and distribute all major communications for the Advancement and Admissions teams to craft compelling solicitation, advertising, and communication narratives
Maintain web pages (Squarespace) and social media channels, manage a biannual website audit
Capture the life of the school by taking photographs and oversee all photography and video, including managing freelance contractors and media archives
Manage a student group of photographers who document student life and school events throughout the year
Provide crisis communications support as needed, both internally and externally
Edit and manage school profiles on third-party sites as applicable
Maintain a strong strategic partnership with local media, peer school communications directors, contractors, and other constituents
Participate in special events such as, but not limited to, Open House, Spring Gala, Parents Weekend
Genuine engagement with all levels of the La Lumiere community
Additional Job Requirements
Extremely strong written communication skills, with nimble tone
Alignment with and enthusiasm for the philosophy and mission of La Lumiere School
Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer-service oriented approach
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
Detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
Advanced proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
Ability to manage several projects at once to meet strict deadlines
Bachelor’s degree required
3-5 years of previous Marketing and Communications experience preferred
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of two - three references to Stacy Glidden Bobillo (firstname.lastname@example.org). References will only be contacted after permission is granted by candidates.
At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
That means that we challenge our students to thrive in all facets of their lives and support them in that endeavor. Here on our wooded campus near La Porte, Indiana (an hour southeast of Chicago), we meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while developing an intentional, supportive environment. By graduation, our seniors are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skin and hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm in their own journey.