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Communications and Marketing Specialist

by London District Catholic School Board

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2023
London District Catholic School Board

Job Description

The LDCSB invites applications for the position of

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Our district is growing rapidly, and we are seeking an energetic Communications Specialist to join our team.
Reporting to the Communications and Public Relations Manager, the Communications and Marketing Specialist will support and foster the engagement of current and future students and their families through the development and execution of recruitment and retention marketing initiatives; website and social media strategies; and provide guidance and support for school outreach and marketing initiatives.

This role requires good judgment and the ability to protect confidential and privileged information. After hours and weekend availability required.

Major Responsibilities
  • Support efforts to increase internal and external engagement with staff, students, families and news media.
  • Collaborate with various departments as needed to develop multi-channel, forward-thinking communications and marketing strategies.
  • Assist with producing of a variety of internal and external publications.
  • Use a content management system to update the Board website and assist schools with their websites.
  • Draft and execute clear and compelling website and social media content, including graphic design, copy, video and photography assets consistent with the LDCSB brand.
  • Develop and maintain a content calendar and conduct social media monitoring to ensure continuous improvement of the LDCSB’s social media presence.
  • Being on-site at internal and external special events at various locations to capture video and photos (use of personal vehicle will be required).
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Post-secondary degree in Communications, Marketing, Media Studies, Public Relations or related field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communications, marketing or public relations (public sector preferred)
  • Excellent written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate messages in a professional and engaging manner
  • Project management familiarity, organizational abilities and time management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Final Cut and Canva
  • Familiarity in website management using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Social media monitoring and content development experience, including the ability to design and implement a comprehensive social media strategy as well as creating and scheduling media and ad campaigns with associated content (graphics, videos, etc.)
  • Event planning, photography, videography and video editing skills would be an asset
  • Ability to remain highly motivated, resilient, innovative, and collaborative when faced with challenges
  • Demonstrated professional ethic and sensitivity for the confidential nature of the position
  • Possess an understanding and appreciation of the mission of a Catholic school system

Starting Salary
$45,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please submit your application including a resume outlining qualifications, experience and the names and contact information of three employment references, one of whom is your immediate supervisor. Applications will be received until Friday, April 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm.

The London District Catholic schools exist to provide an educational atmosphere which fosters and directs the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth of all our students to enable them to live and contribute as responsible Catholics in any society. Hiring a diverse workforce will best serve our students and promote an inclusive environment. The London District Catholic School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the requirement of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspective and experiences and needs of our students and school communities. All hiring decisions will be fair, consistent, transparent, and made in accordance with applicable laws, including the Ontario Human Rights Code and the school board collective agreements.
The London District Catholic School Board is committed to providing accommodations. If you require accommodation to enable your participation in the interview & selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise the Board when contacted for an interview.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

V. Romeo, Director                                                                                                                L. Steel, Chair

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London, ON