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Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator

Remuneration:R24000 - R25000 per month negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits:10% company contribution towards Pension Scheme and 13th cheque
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional

Job description

Independent Catholic Girls’ School
Grade 0 – Grafe 12

Maris Stella is a leading independent Catholic school located on the Berea in Durban. Founded in 1899, the school today offers a holistic, empowering and progressive education for girls from Grade 0 to Grade 12.

The school is looking to appoint a vibrant, enthusiastic marketing and public relations coordinator to help communicate and market Maris Stella’s rich offering to current and prospective parents, children and important stakeholders. He/she will promote the school’s unique identity within an ever-changing and challenging world, and bolster visibility and brand awareness.

Key responsibilities
  • Developing, managing and implementing the school’s marketing strategy in collaboration with management
  • Identifying and initiating new and creative ways to boost brand awareness
  • Managing the school’s social media accounts
  • Managing the school’s website
  • Producing and managing all content for internal and external products
  • Developing engaging and original content for online platforms
  • Identifying stories for external publicity purposes
  • Collaborating closely with the school’s digital and strategic communication partners
  • Managing and building on relationships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Collaborating with the Maris Stella Old Girls’ Association
A detailed CV, with three references, and a letter outlining why you think you would be a good fit for this role, should be emailed to the school Principal, Joan Schmidt on .

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 25 February 2020. Should you not hear from us within two weeks from this date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Maris Stella reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post. An application in itself will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration


  • A relevant degree or equivalent, preferably in marketing, journalism or brand management
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience working in the school or education space is advantageous but not essential
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about marketing, branding, PR, social media and digital content
  • Outstanding speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Ability to create engaging and shareable content across different platforms, including social media, websites and emails
  • Up-to-date knowledge and interest in trends and developments in relevant fields, including marketing, technology, youth and education
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programmes (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Experience working on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn platforms
  • Knowledge of website management
  • Experience in event management and planning
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Knowledge of Catholic and Christian principles and values
  • Valid driver’s licence and own transport
  • Any staff member working within a school is required to have a Sexual Offenders’ Clearance Certificate

Posted on 13 Feb 10:28

Joan Schmidt

+27 31 2099426
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