Director of Marketing & Admissions

Full time role

The French International School of Hong Kong is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Marketing & Admissions. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing & Admissions will play a crucial role in developing the School Marketing & Admissions strategy while providing leadership on fundraising and communication. This is a unique position at the heart of the French International School, with exposure to various stakeholders including Leaders, Experts and Policy makers in the Educational Domain, a wide variety of parents and students (2,700) from  the French Stream (1,900) and the International stream (800), the school administrative team (75+ people), the pedagogical team (250+) and the Board of Directors. The role includes the management of a team of 15 staff currently.

The Director of Marketing & Admissions is responsible for the strategic development and management of the following functions and teams:  

  • Marketing & Communications including digital strategy and tools
  • Fundraising
  • Events
  • Admissions
  • Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA)

Job Responsibilities

Marketing, Communication & Events

  • Develop a comprehensive strategic marketing and communication plan aligned with the FIS Board directions
  • Implement the marketing and communication strategy and manage the various tools and platforms used
  • Set clear priorities and targets for the Marketing, Communications & Events team (currently 7 staff)
  • Provide analysis and feedback based on surveys and studies carried out with the assistance of an appointed external research partner and the Management team
  • Grow brand awareness and increase visibility
  • Manage media relations and ensure publicity-related risks are mitigated appropriately and effectively
  • Overall responsibility for all events including community and promotional and marketing-related events

Fundraising

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan achieving revenue-raising goals for the short and long-term
  • Make sure that all opportunities reflect the School brand in a positive manner, remain adapted to the School possibilities, contribute to build the School credibility and reputation for the long term
  • Manage all financial and contractual obligations relations, ensuring that all payment processes are managed accurately

Admissions & ECA

  • Align Admissions with the overall school vision and strategy to maintain and develop student enrolment and retention reflecting the challenges of the competitive international school environment
  • Set clear priorities and targets for the Admissions & ECA team (currently 8 staff)
  • Ensure compliance with school policies, and moral and ethical standards
  • Develop and monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, forecasting, and operational efficiency
  • Oversee the development of an affordable competitive and diverse ECA offer adapted to every age group

Job Requirements

Candidates must possess the following skills:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a management role in marketing
  • Previous experience developing comprehensive strategic plan and leading its successful execution
  • Proven track record of Leadership in complex multicultural environments with a wide variety of stakeholders with potentially diverging interests is a must to succeed in this position
  • Strong people management skills with a positive attitude, team spirit and a results-driven mentality
  • Bilingual, with excellent English verbal and written communication skills, and spoken French as minimum
  • Proven experience in the education field would be an advantage

Competitive Salary will be offered to the right candidate. If you are interested, please submit your application (resume and cover letter) to : recruitment@lfis.edu.hk  

All information provided by the applicants will be kept confidential and used for employment-related purposes only.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.