Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

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Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS)

Internationally Recognized Since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools

TMS is a leading independent school in Richmond Hill that combines the Montessori and International Baccalaureate frameworks to provide students from 18 months to Grade 12 with the foundation for a life of goodness and excellence. TMS is a member of CIS and accredited by CCMA, CAIS and the IBO. Our Mission is to deliver a seamless, internationally-acclaimed educational experience designed to inspire and challenge students to discover the best of who they are and to achieve their full potential.

TMS is inviting applications from motivated, inspiring individuals for a full-time:

Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

 

Purpose

TMS is a unique and extraordinary school, with innovative programs, a history of success, and top tier student achievement. The School has a great story to tell. The Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing will be expected to plan for and realize the marketing and strategic communication needs of the school as determined by the School’s strategic plan, Significance; build a common vision for TMS (messaging, images) and grow TMS’s name in new  markets to support our enrolment management and advancement  functions. The Director will work with the leadership team, staff and faculty, students, parents and alumni to share the stories of the school internally and externally. This position reports to the Executive Director, Community Development and is a full time non-faculty position that will work at both our Lower and Upper Schools. Given the nature of the position, some evening and weekend work will be required to attend and support TMS events.

 

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate needs to be:

  • A strategic thinker and highly skilled communicator with extensive expertise in both digital and traditional media.
  • A professional with superior writing and editing skills and experience in design, social media technology, media relations, website management, data analysis and brand management.

The successful candidate has:

  • Initiative in abundance, demonstrated ability to explore innovative ideas and solutions, and capacity to work independently.  
  • A demonstrated grasp of evolving communication channels and trends.
  • The talent to oversee multiple projects with different deadlines and stakeholders.
  • A university degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field.
    • An equivalent combination of training and directly related experience in strategic communications and implementation may be considered.

Experience with and understanding of the culture of an independent school or other educational organizations is an asset.

The successful candidate must be an energetic team player excited by the opportunity to contribute to an exceptional school. TMS offers a competitive salary and benefits plan, including participation in the School’s Pension Plan, opportunities for professional development and the opportunity to work in a vibrant, collegial workplace.

If you believe that this position is the perfect fit for you, please submit your resume along with a covering letter to:

Human Resources at tmshr@tmsschool.ca by:

August 27, 2018

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request.


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