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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rochester Catholic Schools - Communications & Marketing Specialist (Private School PreK-12)

Rochester Catholic Schools (Advancement Department) – Rochester, MN 55902
The Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) system provides academic excellence, faith formation and service learning experiences for over 1,800 students in grades Preschool through 12 at three elementary schools and Lourdes High School.The Communications and Marketing Specialist is responsible for communicating RCS' reputation for quality Catholic education by producing and executing a comprehensive Public Relations/Communications Strategy. The Communications and Marketing Specialist will share the “story” of RCS, demonstrate its value and increase the organization’s visibility within the greater Rochester Area community through the production of high quality promotional and marketing materials and communication pieces.
Institutional marketing and communications including, but not limited to,
• Develop and execute a comprehensive Public Relations/Communications Strategy for the Rochester Catholic Schools
• Serve as project manager and collaborate with external contractor for development of new RCS system website
• Maintain website including, content updates and management, and ongoing enhancement, including blog and social media
• Coordinate the development and production of all promotional materials and advertising
• Responsible for the production of RCS internal and external newsletters, quarterly “Stakeholder” magazine, and annual report
• Coordinate communication of RCS activities with local Rochester Catholic parishes and the Diocese of Winona
• Write press releases to share RCS news with local media
• Write communications to stakeholders with regards to annual giving, special events, and donor relations
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field
• Three to five years' experience in communications-related position
• Highly-developed journalistic and persuasive writing skills, including writing for the web
• Knowledge of website development, maintenance and content management
• Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Must be self-directed, motivated, energetic and personable
• Experience using and managing social media channels including, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
Inspired by our Catholic tradition, Rochester Catholic Schools is a Christ-centered educational community where students love, learn and live their faith in service to others. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. RCS offers a meaningful, supportive work environment and a strong benefit package.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the Rochester Catholic Schools requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and the “VIRTUS- Protecting God’s Children” program.
Please send cover letter, resume and job application. (For Application Form and to learn more about RCS, visit our website at - employment tab)
Position will be posted until filled.