To complete our team, we are looking for a:
Head of Communications
Full-time – 40 Hours
Reporting to the Director General, and collaborating closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the Director of Development, the Head of Communications will be responsible for internal and institutional communications to different stakeholder groups including staff, parents, students and alumni on topics which are not directly related to admissions, marketing or fundraising.
Key responsibilities include:
- Work closely with the Director General both strategically and operationally to manage internal and external communications to staff, parents, Board members and external stakeholders using email, intranet, print publications and other communication tools such as webinars.
- Write, translate, proof read and lead the process of sending messages from the Director General, Board, or other Foundation departments (e.g. Finance, HR, the Ecolint Pension Fund) using mass mailing platforms, leveraging the Director General’s administrative team.
- Provide editorial and authoring support for internal documentation such as Board and Conférence des Directeurs policies, staff handbooks etc.
- Lead internal communication on Ecolint projects e.g. the board approved strategic plan, Foundation mobility plan, negotiations of staff collective bargaining agreement (CCT) etc.
- Manage traffic flow of work into and out of the shared service pool (graphic design, print shop, mailroom) to ensure different stakeholder needs are met.
- Advise the Director General on internal communications and press releases, including managing potentially adverse or sensitive publicity/crisis communications.
- Demonstrated experience and success at Mid-Senior to Senior level in Communications, Public Relations or similar, ideally in the field of education or similar non-profit organisations.
- Demonstrated experience and ability in journalistic copywriting and production of communication materials across all media, especially print and digital.
- Mother tongue standard of English and French, both oral and written.
- Ability to write clear, compelling and stylish prose, with sensitivity for the needs of an audience whose mother tongue is often neither English nor French.
- An attention to linguistic, grammatical and typographical detail bordering on obsessive.
- High level of competence with major computer software packages, ideally including MS Office suite, Google Apps, at least one mainstream CMS (ideally Drupal), a mass mailing tool (e.g. Mailchimp, InxMail) and the Adobe suite of tools (especially Acrobat).
Candidates are required to apply on the link below by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed up at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to David Hawley, International School of Geneva, before 1st August 2020 mentioning the reference number 100 001
Only online applications will be considered
The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.