Associate Director of Communications

Back to Blogs Posted: January 13, 2023
Glenlyon Norfolk School
January 13, 2023
781 Richmond Avenue, Victoria, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional, Strategic advisor
Job Location
Application Deadline
Until Filled


Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is an independent day school from JK-12 that is a caring and thriving community. As one of fifteen IB World Continuum schools in Canada offering three International Baccalaureate programs, GNS is proud of its unique 'IB Advantage': a 21st-Century education which educates the whole child and creates global thinkers. 


We are a dedicated and community minded team at GNS with a big heart and a strong work ethic. We are looking for like-minded individuals who will share in our passion for preparing outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, a commitment to service, and an understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities.  We currently seek exceptional candidates for the following opportunity:


Associate Director of Communications

Regular, Full-time

Start: immediate


Position Overview

The Associate Director of Communications is a newly created role that will serve as an integral part of our Marketing and Communications team, responsible for advancing our content capabilities by creating compelling, on-brand, relevant communications through our various channels, both owned and earned, to amplify our brand image in the Greater Victoria community. You will use your skills and experience to harness the power of telling meaningful stories, providing strategic expertise that will build collaborative community relationships with staff, parents, neighbours and the city as a whole. For a more detailed description of duties, please visit this link.


What You’ll Bring

You will have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or related field, with at least five years of working experience in this area. A combination of education and experience may be considered.  The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and will excel at writing and editing, as well as presenting to various audiences. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully developed, implemented and led community engagement strategies.  Membership in a professional association such as CPRS or IABC is also desired.


Our “Must-Haves”

You will be a caring and compassionate individual who actively lives the GNS values of Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community. You will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity, be driven to succeed, and show a strong commitment to continuous improvement and high work standards. You will have a natural ability to connect with others, be tactful and diplomatic in your approach, and know how to get things done. Impeccable attention to detail and effective organization, time management and prioritization skills are required to deliver desired results.


Why work for GNS? 

Working with GNS means joining a community that fosters a collaborative, caring, innovative and inclusive culture where learning and professional development are life-long passions. We are a committed group of people that love what we do and believe firmly in living our values.  We work hard but we also believe in having fun while we’re at it! 


GNS offers a comprehensive total compensation package including immediate benefits plus a generous RRSP program, free parking, wellness programs, fitness centre and much more. We invite you to join our truly exceptional learning community and to experience a rewarding career in independent education. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, January 27th, through the following application link: 


It is the policy of Glenlyon Norfolk School to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. Additionally, we invite those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and who will assist us to expand our capacity in this regard. To correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized. All qualified people are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.


Glenlyon Norfolk School will only use and retain personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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