NCEA Seeks Director of Marketing Communications to Proclaim the Good News of Catholic Education and Support Catholic Schools Nationwide

Arlington, VA — The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) today announces the recruitment of a full-time Director of Marketing Communications. This news follows the recent resignation of Shannon Andrea, NCEA’s current Director of Marketing Communications, who has accepted a new leadership position at Virginia Tech for the National Capital Region located in Arlington, Va.  
“I am very grateful to Shannon for her service and leadership here at NCEA over the last three years. In her tenure, she has transformed NCEA’s marketing and communications efforts, led a rebranding effort  and built a fantastic team. I have valued her partnership in working with the leadership team as we look to the future and do great work for Catholic schools,” said Dr. Thomas Burnford, NCEA President/CEO.
As NCEA looks to the future, the national association seeks a Director of Marketing Communications to provide leadership for its mission to proclaim the good news of Catholic school education and to support member Catholic schools in their marketing efforts. General responsibilities include development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations program that will enhance NCEA’s mission to provide support for Catholic schools. The director provides leadership to a team of six professional staff and regularly consults with an advisory council of stakeholders. The application deadline for interested candidates is December 31, 2016. To view the full job description, visit
While the search begins for a permanent director, Dr. Burnford has appointed NCEA’s Assistant Director of Marketing Communications, Gabrielle Gallagher, as interim director. This transition in leadership will be effective as of December 9, 2016.


NCEA, founded in 1904, is a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the church.  For more information, visit: