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Director of College Advising

St. Joseph’s Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women in St. Louis, Missouri,  is seeking an enthusiastic, full-time Director of College Advising for the 2021-2022 school year starting July 1, 2021. St. Joseph’s Academy students have a 100% acceptance rate among students applying to college. The Director is responsible for setting the vision and goals for the department operations, with the President and Principal of Academic Affairs. The Director ensures the process by which colleges and universities understand the uniqueness of a St. Joseph’s Academy education by building and maintaining relationships with college representatives. The Director also works with the Assistant Director to create programming that engages all students in the college process throughout their high school education. Getting to know our students and their parents is essential in order to recommend “right fit” schools for each student. Visiting and hosting a number of colleges each year is expected. Desired skills include impeccable writing and speaking abilities, the ability to build positive connections with students and parents, and the ability to gather, aggregate, and utilize data to continue to build our program. This is a 12-month position. Interested candidates should email, in PDF formatting, a cover letter and resume to the Principal of Academic Affairs, Jennifer Sudekum, at employment@stjosephacademy.org. Please put “2021 Director of College Advising Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

Fine Art/Digital Art Teacher

St. Joseph’s Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking a dynamic full-time Fine Art/Digital Art Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This position would require teaching courses that are dual department - Fine Arts and Computer Science. Successful candidates will have strong photography, computer, digital art knowledge, and experience with Adobe Photoshop. Masters Degree required, Missouri teaching certificate preferred. Interested candidates should email, in PDF formatting, a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of student work to dkowalczyk@stjosephacademy.org. Please put “2020 Digital Art Teacher Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

Main Office Assistant

St. Joseph’s Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking a part-time Main Office Assistant beginning August 16, 2021. Generally, hours are 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a resume to employment@sja1840.org.

Skills needed for front office admin assistant:
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), Google Suite, and the ability to learn new software programs quickly.
  • Experience with multi-line phone system; good customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of PowerSchool SIS software for tracking student attendance and/or experience with student attendance software preferred.
  • The ability to work independently, and yet collaborate with others effectively.
  • The ability to take directions, and yet self-initiate solutions to problems.
  • The ability to multi-task and think quickly, assess situations, and respond appropriately.
  • General knowledge of office equipment (printers, computers, copy machines – possibly postage meter).
  • Office tasks as needed.

Marketing Coordinator

Overview:
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing young women to be “Values-Driven Leaders” and upholds the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”  

Position Summary:
This full-time position is a unique opportunity for an energetic multi-task oriented individual to work with multiple resources in a dynamic environment. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Director of Advancement and will contribute to advancing the school by propelling the image and identity through content marketing. This position is responsible for promoting the mission, programs, events and student achievements to external and internal audiences. 

The Marketing Coordinator works creatively with outside resources, faculty, staff and administrators to help communicate the school’s mission and successes through written and electronic communications to local, regional and national media and social media outlets; ensures the school’s brand standards are consistent in all communications. This position will also work on strategic outreach and initiatives with the Admissions staff. 

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct outreach to alumnae, parents, students and the community through social media.  Responsible for content creation, scheduling, posting and community management of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. 
  2. Strategize and create content, coordinate and produce written marketing materials, including the alumnae magazine, annual report and admissions materials.
  3. Research and develop story ideas through meetings with Advancement, administrators, faculty, staff, alumnae and students.
  4. Prepare media communication and stories to external press, including assistance and support with crisis communication.
  5. Coordinate photography and annual video production.
  6. Responsible for working with Webmaster on website communication and updates.
  7. Attend school events and publicize newsworthy information.
  8. Develop a strategic advertising plan and work with each media outlet for best placement.
  9. Prepare and proof all mass communications to various constituencies, including managing internal proofing processes.
  10. Market SJA’s giving campaigns via media in collaboration with the Director of Advancement, Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations Specialists.
  11. Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of the Academy.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related field.  
  • 3 years+ experience in marketing and communications. 
  • Social Media skills strongly preferred.
  • Creative, results-oriented communications professional.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Creative graphic design skills a plus.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Detail oriented, flexible and willing to participate in all aspects of Advancement
  • Photoshop and video editing skills a plus.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a resume to Linda Decker, Director of Institutional Advancement at ldecker@sja1840.org.

Overview

St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet with a student enrollment of over 500 and 90 faculty and staff. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing “Values-Driven Women Leaders” and promoting the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”
St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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