Woodlands Academy is seeking a dynamic Social Media Manager to join a small, energetic team dedicated to promoting the value of an all-girls, Catholic, Sacred Heart education. This person will work closely with the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications and report to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. This key player will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive social media strategy as well as creating, editing, and publishing social media content across existing and yet-to-be-established channels.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 25 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative methods for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women through a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Attributes and Qualifications (who you are and what you will do):
A passionate professional with extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for social media strategies, trends, and tactics for all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok.
A visual storyteller with excellent photography, photo editing, videography, video editing, and copywriting skills.
A strategically savvy social media marketer who can cohesively integrate Social Media content with other ongoing Marketing activities, including print collateral, advertising, PR, web updates, etc.
A growth-oriented team player interested in growing leads, inquiries, donors, and followers using appropriate tactics for organizational goals.
A brand story champion who can tailor Woodlands’ unique brand story to various audiences, including prospective and current students, their families, and alumnae.
A deft deadline manager who can easily juggle multiple projects and shifting priorities with grace and humor.
An active listener and diplomatic problem solver who can work with diverse perspectives while exercising flexibility and patience.
A conscientious individual who exercises sound judgment and observes professional boundaries with students and adults.
A collaborator with a mission-oriented heart who wants to join a community that helps each student cultivate her unique gifts in an environment of demanding academics to thrive in high school and beyond.
Bachelor’s degree, with 2-3 years of experience is preferred. Candidates with an extensive social media portfolio will also be considered.
Ability and desire to support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children training
Successful completion of criminal and sexual offender registry background checks
Why you should join our community:
Woodlands Academy offers generous health/dental/vision plans, group life and long-term disability, voluntary life, and voluntary short-term disability plans, 403(b) with 5% contribution of annual salary, and flexible spending accounts (benefits for full-time employees working 30+ hours per week only)
Special holiday breaks, including Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and New Year’s, and two weeks off for Spring Break
Opportunities to volunteer
Get to make an impact on the lives of young women
How to apply:
Please complete the application materials on our Employment page here. All applicants must apply with a cover letter, resume, and Personal Reflection on the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. We also strongly suggest applicants to submit three written references.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state or federal law.
*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic, boarding and day, college preparatory school for young women, grades 9 – 12, who wish to pursue a course of study committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith- based community. Woodlands Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States.
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