Communications Specialist

Visitation School

Visitation is an independent Catholic day school with a culture permeated by Salesian Spirituality. We offer a unique combination of learning experiences with a co-ed Lower School (Montessori preschool through grade 5), an all-girls Middle School (grades 6-8), and an all-girls Upper School (grades 9-12). A member of NAIS and accredited by ISACS, we are located on a beautiful 60-acre campus in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Visitation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition remission. Please visit our website for more information.

Visitation School believes that diversity enriches all in our community, leading a better, more creative and productive work environment. Please read our diversity statement to learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Mendota Heights, MN

Visitation School is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist to support and enhance Visitation School's communications and marketing initiatives to maximize engagement with key constituencies. Assist with the implementation of multiple communications initiatives and provide a wide range of project support to the Communications Department. Assist with the creation, editing, and distribution of compelling content across several of the school's channels including: website, social media, school magazine, collateral, advertising and other media outlets. Visitation's Communication Specialist reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.


Support School-wide Communications

  • Assist with the execution of the school's communication and marketing plans. 
  • Assist with the school's website communications including soliciting, writing, proofing and publishing approved web content that is timely, accurate, compelling and relevant. 
  • Manage social media efforts, in conjunction with Director, including creating social media calendar, posting and managing social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. 
  • Collaborate with the Director to produce and distribute electronic newsletters. 
  • Capture, utilize and archive photographs and video of campus events, student life, etc.
  • Manage internal communications including indoor monitors, school bulletin and outdoor electronic sign. 
  • Create multimedia presentations for school events 
  • Advise student groups on media and communication strategy. 
  • Promote Visitation by assisting with press releases and follow up with media outlets. 
  • Organize and maintain electronic files of Visitation logos and graphics; serve as a point person for release of those images.

Website Support

  • Maintain the school's website including design, structure, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing plans, portals, registrations and events. 
  • Manage constituent information 
  • Run and compile site statistical reports on a monthly basis. 
  • Annual import and set-up of master calendar 
  • Assist with the annual school family data collection and import updated information to web database (automated process).

Additional Duties:

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for scheduled events 
  • Other items as needed

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience in communications, content management systems, social media, digital marketing, and/or graphic design. A bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or similar field preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google as well as Adobe Creative Cloud. Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.

Visitation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition remission.

« Back