St. Cecilia Academy is seeking a Marketing and Communications Assistant to assist the Director of Communications and Marketing in implementing a comprehensive marketing plan across all media, both print and digital. The ideal candidate is flexible, creative, and organized. This position assists the Director in managing schedules and projects, with a particular focus on updating the school website, assisting in creating and managing social media content, and preparing digital newsletters, press releases, and other digital and print communications. The Assistant will collaborate closely with the Director and school staff in identifying and sharing newsworthy stories and events. Ability in photography and general design preferred, with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field.
Please email a cover letter and updated resume to the attention of the principal at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call 615-298-4525 x 331.
St. Cecilia Academy is seeking a Coach for the Forensics Team. This team competes in speech and debate tournaments throughout the school year, and meets approximately once a week after school to practice for competitions. Interested candidates should have experience in speech competitions and be witnesses of personal integrity committed to the Roman Catholic mission and vision of St. Cecilia Academy. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with Catholic institutions.
Direct and guide the selection of performance pieces; assist students in preparing for performances
Hold weekly Forensics Team meetings and rehearsals
Guide team members in writing speeches
Oversee the collection of membership dues to pay for tournament fees, memberships into THSSDL and NASDA, travel fees, Forensics supplies, etc.
Judge at Forensics tournaments
Attend Forensics Invitational Tournaments (TBD) held by host high schools or colleges
Attend and compete at Tennessee High School Speech and Drama District III Tournament Qualifiers in March 2022 and THSSDL State in April 2022 for team member qualifiers
Attend and compete at National Speech and Debate Association District Tournament Qualifiers in March 2022 and Nationals in June 2022 (if there are team member qualifiers).
Note: Due to Covid last school year, all tournaments were held virtually including Nationals. The initial tournaments this year are virtual; however, a host high school or college may determine to hold their tournament in person at any time.
St. Cecilia Academy is a private Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women, owned and administered by the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, TN since 1860. St. Cecilia Academy ennobles young women, equips them to excel, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity through a rigorous academic program within a Christ-centered environment. The school is located on the Dominican Campus, which is also home to Overbrook School and Aquinas College.
Description: The Manager of Annual Funds and Community Events is an integral member of the Advancement teams of both Overbrook School (OS) and St. Cecilia Academy (SCA). This position supports the overall work of advancement for the two schools through the successful coordination and implementation of Annual Fund programming and the execution of specific events. The Manager works collaboratively with the Director of Advancement, the Director of Donor Relations, and members of the OS and SCA advancement teams.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Successfully execute all aspects of the Annual Fund campaigns for OS and SCA to increase support among faculty and staff, parents of current students, grandparents of current students, alumni/ae, parents of alumni/ae, grandparents, and friends.
Support the Annual Fund committees of both schools and provide regular communication on progress.
Contact identified prospects and cultivate personal relationships in a way that is strategic, coordinated, and respectful of donor wishes, particularly for shared campus donors.
Assist in identifying donor prospects at various levels to support fundraising strategies.
In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, develop and produce donor materials and targeted marketing and solicitation messages to support the Annual Fund campaigns.
Assist in preparation of solicitation, acknowledgment, and pledge collections letters.
Provide support and direction for parent association events – both fundraising and community-building activities.
Serve as a key team member in executing donor cultivation events.
Work with the advancement services staff to ensure proper and timely stewardship, gift accounting, reporting and acknowledgment.
Recommend and implement initiatives to increase donor acquisition and retention.
Analyze and report on fundraising tactics and revenue goals on a regular basis.
Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
This is a full-time, 12-month position. Hours will vary based on needs and events.
An openness to the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Christ-centered work of Catholic schools
Commitment in word and action to the mission and values of Overbrook School and St. Cecilia Academy, schools owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree
Three to five years of experience in development, communications/marketing, non-profit, or related work
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A working knowledge of the psychology, principles and techniques of personal solicitation, and volunteer recruitment and management
Results-oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Models a strong work ethic and self-discipline, with excellent attention to detail
Possesses good judgment, professionalism, and a commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality
A demonstrated ability to be flexible and work independently as well as a member of a team
Displays willingness to grow professionally and take on increased responsibilities as the advancement office expands
Ability to attend after-hours events
Familiarity with computerized data management programs and their application in a development setting
Experience with Raiser's Edge a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of social media in advancing the missions of both schools
Contact: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sharon Huber at email@example.com.