Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Bishop O'Dowd High School

Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community, guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, that educates its diverse student body to build a more just, joyful and sustainable world. Founded in 1951, Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school serving 1,250 diverse students in grades 9-12 who come from all parts of the East Bay and beyond.


O’Dowd’s Charism guides all we do to support students: Finding God In All Things Calls Us to: Community in Diversity, Strength of Character, Academic Excellence, Kinship With Creation, Social Justice, Joy.


The Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing is an exciting opportunity for an agile communications professional to become part of a strategic, creative Marcom team that supports this tremendous, diverse school community. The Marcom team is responsible for the development and execution of the school’s multi-channel digital and print storytelling, providing timely, accurate, engaging visual news and information for current and prospective families, alumni, and the greater school community on multiple platforms. The Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing will collaborate to help refine and implement a plan that showcases O’Dowd’s diverse community, programs, and successes through stories and social media. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and works closely with the Director and Webmaster/Photographer/Videographer.


Primary Responsibilities

Collaborate with multiple departments and teams (academics, admissions, development, athletics, and student life) to create and execute programmatic communications
Write and adapt content across multiple digital and print channels with eye for design
Maintain and coordinate a communications calendar to ensure thoughtful coordination of communications from various departments
Incorporate consistent themes that support the School’s strategic initiatives and priorities, mission and charism
Ensure representation and voice in O’Dowd’s publications that is reflective of our diverse community
Improve accessibility of O’Dowd’s communications for all constituents
Work closely with Webmaster/Photographer/Videographer to refine and manage website content, images and videos for various uses
Serve as the School’s social media leader, consistently generating content representing our diverse community across social media channels
Direct editorial plan, creative, writing, and production for: bi-annual magazine, monthly and weekly digital e-communications, and other targeted communications
Work with internal stakeholders to consolidate and hone School’s brand and visual identity, ensuring a consistent, compelling message and visual brand as well as language and stories that reflect our diverse community and the School’s mission and charism
Track performance metrics to assess traction, inform priorities, and contribute to the clear understanding of constituents’ key interests
Stay abreast of education trends in communications and marketing
Respond flexibly in a deadline-driven environment; maintain a flexible work schedule including availability to work late or on weekends for special events as needed
Contribute to developing a team that is committed to continuous growth and learning



Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or related field
Significant experience working in in strategic communications, marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations, or related field
Excellent writing and editing skills, with proven ability to produce clear, engaging copy for a variety of channels and audiences
Social media proficiency (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube)
Adept at using and learning new tools and platforms: Microsoft Suite, G-Suite, Constant Contact, Canva
Demonstrated experience effectively working collaboratively with cross-functional teams
Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and execute multiple projects with focus on deadlines and follow-through
Supportive of the Catholic mission and the charism of the school

A successful candidate will:

Support the Catholic mission and charism of the school
Establish a culture that is built on strong relationships and allows for risk-taking
Be a self-aware, reflective practitioner
Skillfully promote and participate in equity and justice work
Have a passion for working in a high school setting
Be collaborative, self-directed, detail-oriented, flexible, optimistic, accountable, creative, resourceful, diplomatic, with a sense of humor
Work with pride and enthusiasm as a member of the O’Dowd community

To Apply

This is a full-time 11-month position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement. This full-time position will remain open until filled. Slated to start July 1, 2021, this date may be flexible depending on the needs and circumstances of the school and candidate. Please submit the following:

Letter of interest
Current resume
List of three professional references with contact information (references will not be contacted without candidate’s prior knowledge)
Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions. For more information on Bishop O’Dowd High School, please see our website at:


Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland’s policies prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation or discrimination. Bishop O’Dowd is a Roman Catholic high school with a stated mission and charism that reflects the teachings and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland and reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity.


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