Marketing & Public Relations Co-ordinator (371 views)


GRADE 000 – GRADE 12



Maris Stella is a leading independent Catholic school located on the Berea in Durban. Founded in 1899, the school today offers a holistic, empowering and progressive education for girls from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

The school is looking to appoint a vibrant, enthusiastic marketing and Public Relations Coordinator to help communicate and market Maris Stella’s rich offering to current and prospective parents, children and important stakeholders. He/she will promote the school’s unique identity within an ever-changing and challenging world, and bolster visibility and brand awareness.

Key responsibilities:


  • Developing, managing and implementing the school’s marketing strategy in collaboration with management
  • Identifying and initiating new and creative ways to boost brand awareness
  • Managing the school’s social media accounts
  • Managing the school’s website
  • Producing and managing all content for internal and external products
  • Developing engaging and original content for online platforms
  • Identifying stories for external publicity purposes
  • Collaborating closely with the school’s digital and strategic communication partners
  • Managing and building on relationships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Collaborating with the Maris Stella Old Girls’ Association



  • A relevant degree or equivalent, preferably in Marketing, Journalism or Brand Management
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role. Experience working in the school or education space is advantageous but not essential
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about marketing, branding, PR, social media and digital content
  • Outstanding speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Ability to create engaging and shareable content across different platforms, including social media, websites and emails
  • An up-to-date knowledge and interest in trends and developments in relevant fields, including marketing, technology, youth and education
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programmes (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Experience working on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn platforms
  • Knowledge of website management
  • Experience in event management and planning
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Knowledge of Catholic and Christian principles and values
  • Valid driver’s licence and own transport
  • Any staff member working within a school is required to have a Sexual Offenders’ Clearance Certificate

Salary: R25 - 30 000