With a proud tradition of providing Catholic education since 1949, the Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles story reflects many throughout the country. Tracing modest beginnings in response to the vision of Reverend Mother Mary Cecilia and call to Sister Mary Bernard to “go out to California and build a house of love,” Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles first opened with the elementary school in 1949 and the high school the following year. In the fall of 2005, the school adopted the President/Principal model and established a Board of Trustees and a Board of Members, the latter comprised of Sisters of Notre Dame.
Since 2008, the elementary school and the high school have maintained their separate identities but share one President and a single Board of Trustees. In 2012, a corporate restructure was completed, merging the corporations of the two schools into one corporation, Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles, and establishing a separate foundation. The schools share the same modern and well-maintained campus. The Sisters of Notre Dame retain reserved powers as the member of the corporation but delegate the majority of the governance to the 20-member Board of Directors.
The TK-8th grade elementary school serves over 275 young men and woman. The all-girls high school provides a distinctive and sought-after college prep opportunity for over 250 young women in grades 9-12. Students from a wide geographic region call Notre Dame Academy Schools home, arriving from approximately 75 zip codes in the greater Los Angeles area. The school’s student body is enhanced and enriched by its ethnic, cultural and socio-economic diversity: 8% African American, 12% Asian, 30% Hispanic, 36% white, and 14% multiethnic. While 75% of students identify themselves as Catholic, the school is welcoming to all faiths.
Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association. In 1992 and again in 1996, the United States Department of Education named Notre Dame Academy a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence, a blue-ribbon school.
For additional information regarding this highly respected Catholic community and its beautiful campus, please visit the website here.
The Director of Marketing and Communications has primary responsibility for the creation of a mission-driven marketing plan and its implementation strategies in order to enhance the branding, marketing, communications, recruitment, enrollment, and retention of Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles. The person must be a self-starter and storyteller, committed to the schools’ mission. The person should be energetic, welcoming, organized, collaborative, flexible, dependable and detail oriented. The Director works and collaborates with school leadership, the Director of Admissions, the Director of Advancement, the Director of Athletics, faculty, and staff.
With the support of the President, the Director of Marketing and Communications will develop and implement a strategic plan for marketing and communications to effectively establish the school’s value proposition relative to key competitors, to establish the school brand and to market the school and its programs to prospective families and feeder schools by telling the schools’ story through shareable social content such as website, printed materials, e-communication, special events, and other promotional vehicles (print publications/e-news) in order to meet ambitious enrollment and retention goals. Working with the President, the s/he will lead the team responsible for raising awareness, accessibility, and viability of Notre Dame Academy Schools and the vital role the schools’ play in serving the ambitious students and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
VIEW THE SEARCH PROSPECTUS
This is an immediate opportunity. The school community is on a fast track to identify and secure its Director of Marketing and Communications. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting senior leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Applications will be accepted until June 12, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to assume responsibilities of this exciting senior leadership opportunity as soon as practical, and no later than August 15, 2023.
To apply, please submit the following documents, confidentially, and as separate PDF attachments. Please include Notre Dame Academy Schools in the subject field.
- Letter of Interest that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
- Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
- Samples of your recent marketing campaigns, designs, and communiques.
- List of five references with names, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.