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Employment Opportunities

 

At Grace Academy, we seek to work with qualified, Christ-centered problem-solvers who enjoy influencing young lives for Christ through quality, Christian education. Please see below for our current employment opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year. 

 


DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (full-time)

Job Description:

The Grace Academy Director of Institutional Development, reporting to the Headmaster, is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for Grace Academy in order to attract potential investors and underwriters while creating fundraising and grant writing opportunities.  This position participates with the Board of Directors, Headmaster, Upper and Lower School Principal and other leadership staff in enhancing the school image to the faculty, parents and community.   

Personal Qualifications:

  • Exhibit a Christian role model in attitude, speech and action towards others.
  • Establish as a member in good standing at a local evangelical church which has a statement of faith in agreement with the school’s statement of faith.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as market specialist or similar role.
  • BS/BA in marketing, communications or equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing elements (Traditional and SEO/Social media, etc.)
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office, marketing software (Adobe, Creative Suite & CRM) and applications (Web analytics, Google Adwords, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web development tools (ie. Dreamweaver) desired.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the promotion of special events.
  • Develop and implement strategic plan(s) for fundraising and grant writing opportunities.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented with strong commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Directs fundraising and grant writing opportunities.
  • Comprehends the operation and maintenance of various Grace Academy social media sites, latest trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Possess analytical skills to forecast and identify marketing trends and challenges.

Duties:

  • Lead market research efforts to uncover the viability of fundraising opportunities.
  • Liaise with local and regional business and educational managers to create investment and underwriting opportunities with Grace Academy.
  • Coordinate media interest in Grace Academy, in collaboration with outside agencies, to ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Act as Grace Academy Representative to media, business and community events.
  • Lead projects as assigned, such as cause-related special events.
  • Liaise with external vendors to execute promotional events and campaigns.
  • Plan and execute initiatives to reach the target audience through appropriate channels (social media, e-mail, TV, radio, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns
  • Assist in outbound and inbound marketing activities by demonstrating expertise in various areas (content development and optimizations, advertising, events planning, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and marketing efforts.
  • Undertake individual tasks of a marketing plan as assigned.
  • Compile and distribute financial and statistical information.
  • Grow new leads, including marketing-qualified leads.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread both our brand and content.
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about Grace Academy, competitors, and/or Christian education, both from existing leads and brand new audiences.
  • Explore new ways to engage and identify new social networks to reach target audiences.
  • Track, measure and analyze all initiatives to report on social media ROI.
  • Aid Headmaster on relevant research, surveys, seminars and PR events.

Compensation: 12-month position with competitive salary and complete benefits package commensurate with education and experience.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Registrar Joann Buwalda at buwaldaj@graceacademyapps.org.  Submissions should include a letter of intent, resume, three letters of reference and a personal philosophy of Christian education.