Director of Marketing & Communications

The Oaks Academy – Indianapolis, IN
Full-Time position

Organizational Overview

The Oaks Academy is a Christ-centered school that exists to provide a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preparing them to succeed in a rigorous secondary educational program and to demonstrate spiritual, social and emotional maturity. Currently on three campuses, serving over 900, The Oaks Academy is growing each year to serve more children.

Position introduction

The Director of Marketing and Communications plays the exciting and critical role of managing the experience that audiences both inside and outside of the school have with The Oaks brand and communication materials. This is a cross-functional role that will work chiefly within the Advancement department (fundraising), but will also serve Admissions and the greater school community.

This role is central to The Oaks Academy’s presence in the community, and the right candidate will be charged with strategic decision making, tactical execution, and oversight and direction of all central and critical communications and expressions issued by the school.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits offered.

Requirements & Skills

  • 5-10+ years of experience in marketing and/or communications with increasing responsibility
  • Highly motivated, creative, energetic, enthusiastic self-starter and dynamic team player
  • The ability to think strategically at a high level, but also understand and enjoy the intricacies of executing communications strategies
  • Ability to interpret analytics and make data-driven recommendations, decisions and improvements to drive results
  • Deep experience with core Adobe Creative Suite products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Products
  • Experience with email marketing and best practices
  • Familiarity with website management (The Oaks uses WordPress and Elementor)
  • An understanding of (or willingness to learn about) both school admissions and fundraising processes
  • Experience designing, leading and executing multi-channel marketing campaigns
  • A rich understanding of digital and traditional marketing and communications
  • Understanding of permission-based marketing, segmentation, personalization and dynamic content
  • Experience and expertise in creating and evaluating aesthetically pleasing and effective communication and marketing materials
  • The ability to craft beautiful messages that move people to action
    Strong medium and long-form writing skills
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • A person of Christian faith and devoted member of a Christian community or church
  • A deep passion for The Oaks Academy mission and commitment to our Core Values

Working at The Oaks Academy

At The Oaks, you will be part of a mission driven team that is deeply passionate about the work of the school in the community and in the lives of students and their families.

The Advancement team is small—between 4-6 members—and tight knit. We often work independently, but also rely on each other daily for guidance and support. Across the organization, we are committed to candid, honest, and healthy working relationships.

To Apply

To apply, send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, 3 references, 3 writing samples, portfolio and any supporting materials to Nathan Hand, Chief Advancement Officer, nhand@theoaksacademy.org. 

Applications are reviewed as received or due June 14th with expected start date on or before July 15, 2019.

The Oaks Academy student experience is made possible by the support of generous people like you.

Have Questions?

Change is always challenging, especially when it may effect your children. Please share any questions or comments you have using the form below, or by emailing me directly at ahart@theoaksacademy.org.

I’ll respond to your inquiry directly and as quickly as I can.