CARNEY SANDOE & ASSOCIATES has been retained by Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, Virginia to conduct a national search for their next Director of Communications.
Founded as the first high school in the state of Virginia in 1839, Episcopal High School is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory boarding school that values academic excellence, honor, service, and transformational adult-student relationships. The School is a 100% boarding community with 450 students from 26 states and 19 countries. The School seeks to attract a talented and diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration to enrich the learning experience and offers robust programming in academics, athletics, service learning, arts, and activities while emphasizing a strong spiritual ethos through its chapel program. With its campus just seven miles from the White House, Episcopal has developed its new McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage to create innovative uses of the educational resources of Washington to foster the skills and personal qualities identified in its Portrait of a Graduate developed with its Strategic Plan in 2018.
Director of Communications:
The Director of Communicationsoversees and advances the School’s comprehensive communications program and develops and implements short-term and long-term communications strategies that convey the School’s unique character and mission and strengthen relationships with and among the School’s various constituencies. A member of the School’s Leadership Team and reporting to the Assistant Head for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Communications works closely with the Head of School, the Assistant Heads, and other senior leaders, particularly those prolific with messaging and critical to the School’s brand.
The Director is responsible for building and leading the four-person creative team that produces the wide range of print and digital material produced by the Communications Office. The Director sets the vision for each product, identifies its strategic value, and integrates and aligns the message with other School communications. He/she has the experience and skills to conceive and lead efforts that could include production of a video; direction of campus photo shoots; development of web pages and social-media campaigns; and creation of various printed material.
Work produced by the Communications Office includes:
the biannual school magazine, annual report, admissions viewbook and collateral, and parent and alumni newsletters.
social-media content, regular videos, and an award-winning website along with a backend portal for internal communications with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
advancement outreach and solicitations, brochures, flyers programs, and postcards.
internal communications such as a campus directory and stationery.
Interested candidates contact: Jonathan Ball, Managing Associate, Carney Sandoe & Associates at [email protected] All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.
About Carney Sandoe & Associates
Carney, Sandoe and Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers in private, independent and like kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and internationally. Since 1977 we have placed over 28,500 teachers and administrators in independent schools.