Communications Manager

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: The Communications Manager will oversee Pius XI's external messaging.

 The new Communications Manager will:

  • Have a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission driven school environment built upon Catholic values that is constantly seeking to better serve its students and families. Pius XI is on the move and this will be a rewarding journey.
  • Promote the Pius XI story to key constituent groups
  • Lead through example while fostering a culture of accountability
  • Practice The Golden Rule and embrace the School’s Core

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee short-term and long-term communication strategies aligned with the School’s Goal Pillar objectives to elevate the Pius XI brand throughout the greater Milwaukee community
  • Create and execute a wholistic communications strategy that consistently supports and promotes the school’s mission and values, and engages all stakeholder groups
  • Develop and execute a calendar of communications, campaigns, and initiatives for annual implementation
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team on fundraising proposals and annual appeal letters
  • Develop content for and manage communication channels, including website and social media accounts
  • Serve as the lead writer and project manager for a bi-annual magazine and monthly e- newsletter
  • Collaborate and partner with the School’s academic leaders and faculty to identify and advance the many student, teacher and alumni growth stories that take place within the Pius XI community
  • Guide proactive and responsive media relations efforts, as needed
  • Manage timelines and collaboratively produce a weekly electronic newsletter to educate, inform, and build confidence among current Pius XI families

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of successful experience in one or more fields: public relations, communications, branding, development communications, marketing communications, or grant writing
  • Experience with public relations and crisis communications is preferred
  • Portfolio of a variety of writing samples
  • Familiarity and comfort with writing for diverse audiences
  • A strong belief in urban Catholic education
  • Highly self-motivated and Can anticipate needs and solve problems independently.
  • Pursues creative new approaches to reaching a desired audience
  • Excellent and compelling storyteller
  • Juggle and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines

Embody our core values of Service, Excellence, Integrity, Inclusion, and Community.  Pius XI offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, Life & AD&D insurance, FSA, Pension and 403(b) plan.

Qualified candidates should send a resume to Michelle Pape at

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