St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-old’s through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.

We are currently seeking to hire creative, organized, team player to serve as an Advancement Associate. In this role, you will be an important member of the Advancement Team and report directly to the Director of Admission and the Director of Communication and Marketing. We are looking for a warm, engaging individual, who enjoys interacting with prospective and current families. Often the first point of contact within the office, the Advancement Associate will support a timely, personal, friendly, responsive, helpful, and efficient admission processes, while also helping tell the story of St. Mark’s Episcopal School through visual and written content.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead campus tours and guide prospective parents through the admission application process.

Track and respond to inquiries with appropriate mailings, electronic communication, and follow-up calls.

Work with the Director of Admission to coordinate all prospective family campus events.

Responsible for all aspects of database management that support the admission process including scheduling, updating applicant files, maintaining accurate data and information, and creating statistical reports for the Director of Admission.

Manage application records in accord with all critical deadlines including application review and admission committee meetings.

Provide daily technical, logistical, and administrative support including general communications, managing office calendars, scheduling meetings, reporting data, submitting receipts to business office, and maintaining positive professional relationships with various departments and constituencies in a manner that promotes institutional cohesion.

Work in concert with school leadership and faculty to coordinate, organize, and manage communications and logistics of student visits and parent interviews for each division.

Work with facilities coordinator to finalize event set-ups and to coordinate admissions events and calendar with all the all-school calendar.

Photograph events on campus throughout the week, editing photos when necessary and preparing them for sharing in a timely manner

Help manage the school’s expanding video efforts – including, as needed, shooting and editing videos.

Work closely with the Director of Communication and Marketing to produce a wide variety of annual communication elements, including: magazines, event related materials, invitations, e-newsletters, website stories and graphics, marketing/PR materials, and other social media content.

Assist with the building and maintaining of school social media platforms, including the St. Mark’s website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Help proofread and revise communications.

Assist the Director of Communication and Marketing with identifying, developing, and executing the broad communication strategy for internal/external communications and media contacts.

Help develop fresh story ideas for both web content and the Making Our Mark magazine.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree

Photography experience

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Google Office Suite

Able to present information diplomatically and effectively, both verbally and in writing

Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic, busy environment

Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Experience in an administrative position, non-profit, or education is preferred

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF document via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about St. Mark’s, please visit www.stmes.org.

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