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Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

The Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations will guide the strategy for all communications, marketing and public relations priorities to consistently articulate Connelly’s School of the Holy Child mission. The Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. This position provides leadership to propose, articulate, and implement a cohesive master plan for communication, marketing, and public relations that will be shared by all Holy Child departments.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing Holy Child’s strategic communications, branding and marketing plans
  • Communicating and reinforce brand identity and messaging throughout the school community
  • Managing the implementation and evaluation of all marketing and communication efforts, including print materials, website, e-mail communication, press releases, social media, and advertising (digital, print, radio)
  • Managing contractors who produce collateral and advertising
  • Overseeing the production of ongoing marketing materials such as the weekly Happenings newsletter and the annual Connelly Contact
  • Reporting strategic plans and evaluation of marketing/communication efforts to relevant constituents
  • Maintaining and provide content for the Holy Child website and social media platforms
  • Monitoring the impact of communications by analyzing website, social media and survey metrics
  • Working closely with the academic, admissions, development and student life teams
  • Working with local and national media outlets to position Holy Child
  • Acting as public spokesperson when appropriate
  • Supervising and lead department staff members
  • Managing the department budget
    • Performing other duties, as assigned.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • A clear knowledge of the principles of integrated marketing and communications
  • Writer, editor and proofreader with the ability to identify and generate creative story ideas
  • Flexible problem solver with ability to work with a variety of people and personality types
  • Ability to fully engage with the mission and happenings of the school community
  • Commitment to innovation and professional development
  • Self-confident, enthusiastic, and collaborative professional
  • Detail and solution oriented
  • Passion for working in an all-girls learning community
  • Experience with comprehensive constituent database systems
  • Experience with Basecamp for project organization Office 365 and Google Drive; WordPress (as a user) and MailChimp
  • Ability to work on deadline in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in interfacing with outside designers, developers and printers

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required with at least five years’ experience in a relevant area of communications, marketing, public relations, or institutional advancement, preferably in an independent or non-profit setting. Experience with a capital fundraising campaign preferred. Master’s degree a plus.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nora Fitzpatrick.

Athletic Trainer/Part-Time PE Teacher/Athletic Department Assistant

Connelly School of the Holy Child is seeking an Athletic Trainer for the 2017-2018 school year. The Athletic Trainer reports to the Director of Athletics. Responsibilities include the following:

Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing “athletic training services” including practice/game coverage, and the prevention, emergency care, first aid, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to all athletes/students grade 6-12; referring to a physician when needed.  They must implement and adhere to the Holy Child Concussion Management Plan along with have consistent communication with the School Nurse. The athletic trainer is responsible for maintaining their athletic training facility and needed supplies. In addition, this position includes teaching physical education classes as well as assisting the athletic director in various day-to-day tasks such as field set-up, confirming game schedules, and other duties as assigned.

Typical work hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, will vary with sport seasons. Hours are flexible and will be determined by candidate and Athletic Director

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s Degree from a BOC accredited program. S/he must be NATA BOC certified and possess or be in the process of acquiring MD state licensure. Candidate must also be CPR/AED certified, and knowledgeable in ImPACT software and testing.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Nora Fitzpatrick.

Part-Time Spanish Teacher

The World Languages Department is seeking a Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. S/he will teach two sections of Spanish, levels to be determined based on qualifications. S/he will work closely with the other Spanish teachers to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum, while being encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices that achieve student-learning outcomes based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.  S/he will attend department meetings, collaborate with colleagues and maintain good communication with families about student progress.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience using core practices of world language teaching and be able to teach all levels of Spanish including Advanced Placement.  S/he will hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or a related field and demonstrate native or near native fluency in the language. Expertise in Latin American and/or Spanish literature and culture is preferred, as well as a passion for Catholic and independent education.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/Curriculum Vitae and statement of teaching philosophy to Mary Switzer Haardt, Chair, World Languages Department.

MS Visual Arts Teacher

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

Connelly School of the Holy Child, a girls’ independent school in the Washington D.C. metro area, is accepting applications for a part-time visual arts position, primarily in middle school visual arts for the 2017-2018 academic year.  S/he will teach five sections of middle school visual art and support the school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities such as the middle school musical.  S/he will work closely with the other visual arts teacher to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum, while being encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices.  S/he will attend department meetings, collaborate with colleagues, and maintain good communication with families about student progress.

Candidates should possess a strong visual arts content knowledge and demonstrate pedagogical knowledge that increases conceptual knowledge and encourages critical and reflective thinking.  Candidates should also provide the students with a basic understanding of the cultural and historical influences of the visual arts. Design and digital arts experience is a plus.  Classes should develop students’ creativity and confidence as artists while also developing art appreciation and technique in various art media.

An exemplary applicant would either have experience with or be open to training in the Holy Child model of educating the whole person, through creative lessons that support the growth of each student and inspire her to take risks to meet her full potential.  B. A. in the visual arts or a related field is required; an MFA or MA in Art Education, as well as teaching experience in a middle school are preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/CV and statement of teaching philosophy to Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Elsbeth Fager.

Middle School Science Teacher

We are accepting applications for a full time science position, primarily in middle school science for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position would include 4 sections of middle school science and 1 upper school science class teaching an integrated science curriculum.  An ideal candidate must be genuinely enthusiastic about science, be able to give dynamic lectures, conduct discussions, organize and supervise labs, as well as participate in school activities outside the classroom including a homeroom advisory program.  It is important the candidate have life, physical and environmental science knowledge in order to make abstract ideas concrete and relevant to the students and have developed varied pedagogical strategies for teaching science.  The candidate must be eager to teach collaboratively with other department members and across science disciplines, and be prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.  Additionally, proficiency with the Next Generation Science Standards and a willingness to be innovative in his/her classroom and curriculum is ideal.

 

An exemplary applicant would either have experience with or be open to training in the Holy Child model of educating the whole person, through creative lessons that support the growth of each student and inspire her to take risks to meet her full potential.  In addition, an applicant should have a bachelor’s degree in science as a minimum, and have taken courses in secondary education pedagogy.  Teaching experience and advanced degree preferred, as well as active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Tomon.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12.  The School emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.  The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds.  In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.

The World Languages Department is seeking a full-time Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  S/he will teach five sections of Spanish and support the school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.  S/he will work closely with the other Spanish teachers to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum, while being encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices that achieve student-learning outcomes based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.  S/he will attend department meetings, collaborate with colleagues and maintain good communication with families about student progress.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience using core practices of world language teaching and be able to teach all levels of Spanish including Advanced Placement.  S/he will hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or a related field and demonstrate native or near native fluency in the language. Expertise in Latin American and/or Spanish literature and culture is preferred, as well as a passion for Catholic and independent education.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/Curriculum Vitae and statement of teaching philosophy to Mary Switzer Haardt, Chair, World Languages Department.

Equestrian Coach

We are accepting applications for an Equestrian Coach.  This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

This job is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Equestrian program. Duties include practice, preparation, show day coaching, program development, participant development, and overall team management. Hours will vary between 5-10 hours per week.  The season runs late August until mid-February.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Jamie Ready. No phone calls please.

Head Junior Varsity Soccer Coach

We are accepting applications for a head junior varsity soccer coach as well as Varsity and Junior Varsity assistant coaches. These positions report to the Director of Athletics.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching or playing experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of soccer. Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:00 p.m. Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 p.m. This a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Jamie Ready. No phone calls please.