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Communications Manager

Location: Main Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Marketing & Communications
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Permanent

Communications Manager
(40 hours/week)
commencing August 2018


The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. At our two green campus locations GESS provides international education to 1,550 students of more than 50 nationalities from Pre-School to Grade 12. Since its foundation in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections: as an authorised IB World School our European Section offers tuition in English for students from three years old to high school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. GESS is a private school association led by an elected committee and the school management. Currently, more than 300 full and part-time staff are employed at the school.  In August 2018, GESS will move to a new site in central Singapore to a purpose built, brand new school campus.
 

 Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal communications channels and measures, provide communication consulting services to other departments
  • Raise the professionalism and quality of internal communications at GESS
  • Developing an integrated internal communications strategy
  • Oversee all internal communication channels, propose and implement improvements
  • Responsible to enhance, improve and maintain parent portal website and parent app
  • Develop self-help templates to support internal demands
  • Ongoing updates of GESS Website
  • Manage weekly e-newsletter process and propose improvements to communications
  • Enhancing brand guidelines implementation to suit internal needsExecute internal collateral, merchandise and design requests
  • Responsible for all internal collateral, content creation to support internal requests
  • Working closely with design agencies and other outsourced partners to efficiently execute internal requests
  • Work closely with the Events and Marketing team to execute requests
  • Manage external vendors in order to fulfill internal requests
  • Support photography needs in order to support social media content creation from internal events

Requirements:
 
•    Minimum 3 years working experience in related field; internal communications in MNC background will be a plus
•     Relevant Bachelor’s degree or above.
•     Strong organizational and project management skills, with proven success in managing multiple projects efficiently and effectively
•     Ability to work under pressure
•     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders/ contacts of the School at all levels
•     Self-motivated and open-minded personality with ample cultural awareness and eager to work in a multi-cultural team
•     Knowledge of the German language would be advantageous
•     Strong creative outlook with experience in HTML, InDesign tools

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 

As in any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.

Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.

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