Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $70,000 +
Organization's Mission: Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the
abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The McGillis School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, belief, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, learning and physical abilities, and more in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletics, hiring, and other school-administered programs.
Position Summary: The McGillis School seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications who will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and communicating consistent messages about the School’s mission, core values, strategic goals, and long-term vision.
The Director reports to the Head of School and works closely with the Director of Philanthropy and Director of Admissions.
They will be responsible for developing key marketing initiatives and overseeing all matters related to communications.
The Director will also work closely with the School’s senior administrative team, faculty, parents, and board of trustees.
The Director will oversee targeted communications, brand management, and the execution of the School’s strategic priorities related to advancement (admissions and philanthropy), public relations, and communication to internal
constituencies (parents, students, faculty, etc.). This role aims to position the School competitively in the marketplace to develop leads for prospective families through coordinated brand management, increased visibility and awareness, and to differentiate the School’s program, community, and reputation.
The ideal candidate is a thoughtful, articulate, and experienced communications and marketing professional who can both lead effectively and serve as a superb ambassador for the School. The ability to act as a conduit between the administration and the community and orchestrate an academic year communications cycle with coordinated publications
and outreach efforts are essential to the success of the position. In addition, the ideal candidate will be one who
understands and cares deeply about The McGillis School, loves children, and actively seeks opportunities to innovate and bring new ideas to the community.
Primary Responsibilities: • Create and deliver the School’s message by engaging and inspiring our community across multiple communications platforms, and bring the McGillis School story to life for the purposes of philanthropy, admissions, and enrollment management.
• Develop and oversee implementation of marketing, communications, advertising, and public relations plans with
goals, strategies, tactics, and key performance indicators.
• Develop and execute a strategic marketing plan geared towards prospective families and all external-facing
• Oversee market research.
• Support the Head of School in his communications.
• Develop a communications plan and create internal processes and guidelines necessary to ensure a consistently high standard across the School.
• Promote a culture that values compelling content, engaging design, innovation, effective use of technology, and
exceptional quality.
• Partner with colleagues across all departments to ensure clarity and consistency in all communications.
• Develop and implement innovative strategies in order to demonstrate the value of a McGillis education.
• Collaborate with stakeholders - including Head of School and colleagues in Philanthropy, Admissions, and the three school divisions - in defining and supporting communications goals and objectives.
• Collaborate with the Director of Summer Programs to develop and implement communications around summer programming that will support the recruitment efforts of the School.
• Oversee the development, design, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral, including social media.
• Review, revise, and update the School’s crisis communications plan and communications tools.
• Oversee and manage departmental budget.
• Manage Marketing and Communications staff while creating a collaborative and cohesive work environment.
• Serve as the School’s primary spokesperson with the media. Develop and maintain communications between the School and the media to promote newsworthy stories and activities, report significant student and faculty
accomplishments and identify the School as a leader in education in the region.
Desired Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Minimum of 5 years of communications and marketing experience with expertise in strategic thinking, lead generation, and effective message management across multiple communications channels.
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and GSuite.
• Demonstrates integrity, warmth, flexibility, confidence, a positive outlook and a good sense of humor.
• Has knowledge of and experience with successful communications programs and plans.
• Has a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and earn the respect of all the constituencies of The McGillis
School community, including current and prospective families, the administrative team, staff, faculty, Board of
Trustees, alumni, students, and friends of the School.
• Understands how to market and communicate the School’s mission, vision and values both internally and externally.
• Is an exceptional writer, editor, and speaker with meticulous attention to details, creativity, quality, and timeliness.
• Demonstrates fluency with digital media and social media platforms for marketing and communications purposes
including web analytics and content development for social media and online advertising.
• Has a strong track record of managing multiple concurrent initiatives with competing deadlines.
• Has a strong commitment to DEIB
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Paid time off
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Retirement benefits
Tuition remission
Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedule
The McGillis School is built on the premise that diversity, equity, and inclusion matter. We believe a diverse, inclusive community is essential to a rich educational experience, and we support each person in our community to reach their full potential. We offer competitive pay and benefits and have a strong commitment for supporting the professional development of our employees. We encourage applicants who feel McGillis’s values resonate strongly with them to apply.
How to Apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to Please include “Director of Marketing &
Communications” in the subject heading. Position open until filled. Start date is flexible, and July 1, 2022 is ideal.
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Laura VanTyne
Phone: 8015830094