Director of Communications and Chief Administration Officer

The Covenant School Published: April 12, 2018
Location
Dallas
Job Type
Category

Description

Job Purpose

The Director of Communications and CAO serves as Chief of Administrative Staff for the Head of School and is responsible for assisting the Head of School and Board in the development and execution of a comprehensive communications plan that encompasses and centralizes all aspects of internal and external communication.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Chief Administration Officer:

  • Organize Senior Staff meetings.
  • Manage/Filter external communication to the Head of School.
  • Serve as Primary Administrative Contact for Board of Directors
  • Assist with preparations for Board meetings.
  • Update Board Policy Manual and Administrative Policy and Procedures Documents.
  • Maintain School’s Master Calendars.
  • Schedule special school-wide events such as Project Standfast, etc
  • Work with Head of School on accreditation process.
  • Assist Head of School in maintaining and updating position descriptions as necessary.
  • Ensure smooth operation of Head of School’s office.

 

Director of Communications:

  • Communications Plan
    • Bring innovative and generative approach to communications planning.
    • Work as needed with consultants for branding and visioning.
    • Partner with Head of School and Board for effective execution of Plan.
  • Website
    • Work with contractors and consultants on periodic revisions.
    • Maintain current content, images and dates.
    • Upload weekly announcements to division pages  (i.e., upcoming events, important deadlines, etc.)
  • Social Media
    • Keep abreast of social media trends.
    • Select and update content on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
    • Create Facebook Event page for major events.
    • Develop and track social media ads.
  • Media/Publicity/Publications
    • Determine what media and content are most effective for external communication/marketing.
    • Serve as primary contact for media outlets.
    • Design print ads and invitations.
    • Produce semi-annual newsletter (Knightly News).
    • Collaborate with staff and board members for content on press releases and media outreach.
    • Edit School-Wide program publications and documents.
  • School Newsletter/”Covenant Copy”
    • Centralize dissemination of information from all school divisions and volunteer organizations.
    • Write, design graphics, format layout and send current updates in the weekly e-newsletter.
    • Set deadlines for submissions.
  • RenWeb
    • Know or have aptitude for learning RenWeb Administrative Software
    • Serve as an administrator for staff passwords and usernames, and update information as needed.
    • Generate and format school directory, coordinating with various departments to ensure accuracy.
    • Upload resource documents.
    • Generate whole-school reports.
    • Act as resource for staff.
    • Send alerts about school closings and emergency situations.
    • Troubleshoot major problems and interact with RenWeb support.
    • Attend RenWeb trainings.
    • Create registrations for school events and activities and pull reports for event chairs as needed.

 

Qualifications

 

All employees of The Covenant School must consistently exhibit the fruit of the Spirit and spiritual maturity, serving as Christian role models both in and out of school.  They must also set an example for parents and fellow faculty members in speech, actions, attitude, judgment, dignity and respect, while living in obedience to God’s Word.

 

 

Specific qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Self starter.
  • Strong Organizational skills.
  • Deadline and Outcomes Driven.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in institutional administration and communications.
  • Adept at oral, written, and graphic communication.
  • Attention to detail and strong editing skills.
  • Solid computer skills including expertise with standard office software, database, graphics and publication software.
  • Experience with RenWeb or other school administrative software preferred.
  • Experience in private school accreditation preferred.

 

 

Covenant is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. However, within its legal capacity as a nonprofit religious organization, the School reserves the right to carefully and fully explore the religious values, faith, and convictions (including personal conduct) of applicants and employees in order to employ those individuals who support, advance, and live in a manner consistent with the School's doctrinal statement and Biblical position.

 

Applications should be directed to the Head of School (rlittlejohn@covenantdallas.com) and include a cover letter stating interest in, and qualifications for, the position, a statement of personal Christian faith, a current résumé, and names and contact information for four references who are personally acquainted with your work ethic and performance.  Qualified candidates will receive a brief questionnaire for completion prior to moving forward in the selection process.

 

Position available immediately, and ideally to be filled not later than 15 May 2018.

 

Compensation: Competitive and Commensurate with Experience.

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