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Waterfall Schools Marketing & Communications Manager


To commence in January 2018 or per candidate’s availability.

Waterfall Schools based in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, is seeking a full-time Marketing & Communications Manager to head the Marketing team to promote its trio of schools; namely Waterfall Pre-Primary, Waterfall Preparatory and Waterfall College. The ideal candidate will be strategic, forward thinking and have the skills and experience to grow the three schools and implement innovative recruitment strategies.

Outstanding people skills, excellent presentation and writing skills, a knowledge of the independent school sector and a good knowledge of social media strategy are some of the essential characteristics that are required. The successful candidate will be accountable to the Heads of Schools for all aspects of marketing and communications and will manage the Marketing Assistant.

Main duties:
To ensure that Waterfall Schools reach their recruitment/admission goals
To compile and manage the annual marketing budget
To compile and implement 90-day marketing and communications plans which aim to increase student numbers and develop a sense of school community
To compile, co-ordinate and deliver a positive public relations plan to promote the schools in the local community and press
To be the custodian of the Corporate Identity
To present marketing reports to the Board and Marketing Committee

Training, experience and character:
A tertiary level qualification or similar
At least 10 years of marketing experience including school marketing experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong IT skills
Optimism and an ability to build strong working relationships at all levels
The successful applicant will be proactive, confident, approachable, and well-presented, a person of integrity who shares the vision and values of our schools
An ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Good time management with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise as necessary

Candidates who reside in the Upper Highway Community would be an advantage.

Applications, including a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees, to be emailed to before Thursday 12 October 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you haven’t heard from us by 1 November 2017 please consider your application unsuccessful.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.