Chief Marketing Officer




Loreto Normanhurst is one of Sydney’s leading Catholic independent boarding and day school providing holistic education for girls from Years 5-12.

Located in Sydney’s leafy Upper North Shore, less than 30 kilometers from the Sydney CBD, the school is set on over 25 acres of glorious grounds and offers state of the art facilities for approximately 1,100 students, which includes approximately 160 boarding students, 85% of whom are boarders from Country NSW.
We are looking for an exceptional and experienced Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to be a valued member of the School’s Leadership Team, working closely with our Principal to execute Loreto Normanhurst’s strategic vision.

The Chief Marketing Officer reports to the Principal and leads the Marketing and Communications and Enrolments Teams. This role works very closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement.

The CMO is our brand custodian, they cultivate new relationships and deepen our existing ones. The CMO is our Chief Storyteller, they also provide strategic insights to assist in decision making, they can independently identify opportunities and drive improvements. The CMO can execute on our strategic plan.

This is truly a rare but coveted role which ideally suits a proven, commercially minded senior marketer who is ready to move into the education sector or make the next step up in their career. 



  • You must share our values across all aspects of girls’ education.

  • You match our energy and passion. We are educating compassionate warriors and we have plans to amplify our mission further.

  • You have a proven track record of success in building brands, data, analytics, communications, PR, digital (website development), content creation, campaign management.

  • You are a proven leader, have managed marketing teams, cross functional teams and held leadership positions in previous roles.

  • You must be a storyteller, a visionary and able to execute our vision for Loreto education.

  • You have a proven record for executing and achieving results across strategy, communications, campaign, programs and brand.

  • You are a community manager, you understand the importance of consumer marketing and how integral our community, students, ex-students, parents and families are to our wider mission.

  • You have hands on experience with CRM tools and how to achieve best results.

  • You are committed to owning your own professional development as well as your team’s professional growth plans.

  • You have exceptional written and verbal communications skills.

  • You are highly organised with excellent attention to detail.

  • You are a creative and strategic thinker and problem solver.

  • You are a collaborative team player.

  • You pride yourself on your high level of integrity and business maturity.

  • You are proud of your demonstrated qualities of emotional intelligence, decision-making and overall planning.



You must be an expert marketer who has experience in growing product, service or brand. You must also demonstrate an ability to develop an advanced and deep understanding of the specialist nature of Loreto Normanhurst as an educational community.


Key responsibilities

  • Grow and strengthen the Loreto Normanhurst brand

  • Develop and execute the School’s brand and marketing strategy

  • Shaping the strategic direction of the school by contributing to strategic planning

  • Playing an active and collaborative role in the effective management and achievement of business outcomes in collaboration with the Principal and Chief Operating Officer

  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor the overall marketing and positioning strategy for the School to leverage an integrated approach that fosters growth.

  • Plan, budget and monitor the resource and support needs to meet the annual and long-term marketing goals of the School

  • Prepare operational and strategic forecast reports for the Principal and Executive leadership team

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators for the Marketing and Communications Team and the Head of Enrolments.


Experience and Knowledge

  • Appropriate qualifications

  • 10+ Years’ experience in marketing and positioning at a senior level

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing successful marketing plans, at both strategic and operational levels.

    • Strategic planning experience

    • Senior leadership and staff management experience with the ability to nurture and grow the capacity of others.

  • Demonstrated experience in using data to deliver business growth

  • Hands on experience with CRM tools


If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfill this role, please submit your CV and an accompanying cover letter addressed to The Principal to: no later than Friday 4  December 2020.