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Marketing & Communications Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
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Job Description:

Position:            Marketing & Communications Manager

Type:                Full-time, year-round, salaried position – exempt

Start Date:        Immediate


Position Description


Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Marketing & Communications Manager will serve as the coordinator and manager of St. Andrew’s Schools’ communications, marketing and public relations efforts. This position works closely with the Director of Admissions and the Director of Institutional Advancement in creating and implementing a strategic multi-faceted marketing/communications program to enhance the visibility of the school and communicate effectively with all school constituents. The Manager will be responsible for school advertising, website and social media content, story writing, and photography, print materials, marketing data analysis, media relations, and all internal and external communications. Collaborating with multiple departments, the Manager will oversee the production of digital and print content that will enhance the visibility of the school and communicate effectively with all school constituents. 


St. Andrews Schools is a family of three schools - The Priory, The Prep and The Preschool - and is a place where each child is known and understood and celebrated for their unique talents. Each school provides a nurturing learning environment for our students and builds a rich family community that represents a diverse range of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


A transformational thinker and leader, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani founded St. Andrews Priory School for Girls (The Priory) in 1867, making it the oldest all-girls school on O?ahu. Celebrating our 152nd anniversary this year, The Priory continues to develop confident and creative thinkers and compassionate leaders through an innovative and individualized educational program for girls, grades K through 12.


The Prep opened in the fall of 2014 and offers single-gender classes designed specifically for boys in grades K though 8. The Prep, located on Queen Emma Square, actively engages young boys in a learning environment that builds upon their strengths and interests.


Named after our founder Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, Queen Emma Preschool (The Preschool) nurtures a love of learning through joyful discovery and play for children ages 2 through 5. The beautiful Nu?uanu campus provides a foundational and natural learning environment designed to nourish a childs innate sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.


This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position offering a generous benefits package including retirement plan, health benefits, paid vacation, and more. This position works through school closures (Spring Break, Winter Break, and Summer) except when school administrative offices are closed or as directed by the Head of School. This position entails after hours work, including evenings and some weekends, to cover

school events or to handle emergency/urgent communication needs.


Applicant Requirements:



  • Serves as the school’s main project manager and content creator, providing oversight and direction as necessary
  • Coordinates advertising, including ad buys and production timelines
  • Serves as the Brand Manager for the school
  • Assists in the implementation of the annual marketing plan for The Priory, The Prep, and The Preschool
  • Produces, designs, writes, and edits the eNews
  • Participates in school events and activities, posting real-time content to inform and engage the faculty, student body, and greater community
  • Manages the school’s website and email marketing
  • Identifies meaningful media opportunities highlighting school events and student accomplishments
  • Maintains positive relationships with outside media contacts and vendors, including attending meetings as necessary
  • Assists as needed at admission open house events and general awareness and outreach opportunities
  • Works with individual academic departments and school offices to meet their cyclical design needs
  • Assists with budget implementation and tracking
  • Creates and designs a variety of creative projects for the school, including flyers, program covers, invitations, thank you cards, and event programs
  • Creates advertisements for digital and print marketing for events (ie. Open Houses, Summer Programs, Winter Camp, Spring Camp, etc.) and general awareness
  • Promotes student recruitment activities via targeted mailings and advertisements
  • Researches and drafts news articles and in-bound marketing content
  • Captures and edits video for quick-turnaround communications needs
  • Coordinates and directs outside videographers for enrollment, advancement, and other marketing video needs, including website video
  • Other duties as assigned to support the school’s mission, vision, and brand


Bachelor’s degree required, MA preferably in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related discipline, and minimum of five years professional experience creating and distributing digital content, including web, social, and email.

Personal traits and skills include:

  • Outstanding writing and editing ability and sense of tone and style
  • Proactive planner
  • Creative and artistic vision
  • Attention to detail and meticulous proofreading skills
  • A passion for independent school and/or higher education storytelling
  • Shows initiative and works well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to produce high quality work on short deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time and workload to comply with multiple deadlines

Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience writing, editing for publications, media releases, web content, and collateral materials
  • Preferred knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics)
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative cloud and expertise in one of the programs, preferably InDesign or Photoshop
  • Experience with a website building platform (Final Site, Word Press, Wix, Weebly, etc.)
  • Experience with an email marketing platform (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with Creative Commons and Copyright law
  • Expertise in AP style & editing
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of social media and publishing software
  • Computer literacy is essential (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with iMovie


How to Apply

To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Rachel Seton at rseton@standrewsschools.org.  Include MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER in the subject line. All submissions will be received in confidence.


Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:
St. Andrews Schools is an equal employment opportunitemployer. To learn more about our school, pleasvisitstandrewsschools.org.
School Name:
St. Andrew's Schools - The Priory
Street Address:
224 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
Head of School:
Dr. Ruth Fletcher
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Girls Only
Grade Levels:
K thru 12th
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Stephanie Jones
Admissions Email:
03/25/2019 10:47 AM 06/30/2022
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