Jared Kuruzovich

Senior Communications, Strategy & Marketing Director

I love what I do. As an experienced leader with a diverse background in communications, education, research, strategic planning and marketing, I draw upon a very broad mix of skills in helping non-profits and educational organizations grow and improve.

In addition to my full-time roles, I am available for consulting and research. Over the past decade my expertise has been sought out by several major firms and investors seeking data on the international school market, opportunities in Southeast Asia and other related areas.

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Testimonials

Shaped by nearly 20 years of international experience, my perspectives in the workplace stem not only from a blend of visionary, transformation and servant leadership, but also the impact of many incredible colleagues. I have been very fortunate to learn alongside talented and experienced mentors and team members who challenged me to be better. In all of my work I strive to apply what I’ve learned to empower others around me while continuing to adopt the mindset of a learner.

Jared is a skilled leader working in market research, communications, strategic planning, and brand identity development. [He] is extremely hard working and is highly committed to an organization’s needs. Jared is trustworthy, caring, and goal-oriented in his approach.
Brett Penny

Director, American International School of Budapest

As a caring and passionate leader, [Jared] always keeps a bigger picture in mind and finds a way to fit all the pieces of the corporate puzzle together in order to achieve a common goal. He has exceptional written and oral communication skills and a unique ability to adapt to…different cultural backgrounds.
Irina Eddaira

Managing Partner, Hidden Valley Farms, Australia

Jared was top of his class, truly an excellent student. His work was top notch, high attention to detail and foresight, excellent analytical skills, and also presentation skills. I highly recommend his work ethic and quality of work.
Randall Shannon

Statistical Research Professor, Webster University

[Jared] is well versed in the international school arena…and has been instrumental in many of the positive advancements that have occurred at Wells. In addition to his educational and leadership knowledge, Jared is very good at marketing and PR work.
Janet Knoeppel

Accreditation Team Leader, Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Diversity & Difference: Lessons from Junior’s

Each day began the same. I woke up and pulled the curtains open, looking across the Manhattan skyline from the 28th floor of the Marriott Marquis. Down on the street directly below my room, the lights at Junior's Restaurant were already on, inviting me to step back in...

You’re a Doody Head: Debate & Rhetoric in Modern Society

Should I respond or not? I mentally shifted gears several times, veering between amusement and annoyance. Several weeks before, I had read an opinion piece in The Nation, one of the most prominent newspapers in Thailand, which claimed that the international school...

Three Ways the Best Schools Are Changing…and Why It Matters

In many of the best schools around the world, transformation in three key areas is shifting the conversations on our understanding of what education is and what it should be.

Have a Plan C: The Importance of Agile Leadership

The photo capturing the last few moments of the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) made it all look easy: UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau beaming on stage, the crowd cheering and laughing, and nothing left to manage beyond how to clean...

Ideas to Inspire & Challenge

From education, technology and culture to leadership, marketing and strategy, I enjoy exploring new concepts and challenging my own perceptions. If one of my articles resonates with you, please feel free to get in touch and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

Ideas to Inspire & Challenge

From education, technology and culture to leadership, marketing and strategy, I enjoy exploring new concepts and challenging my own perceptions. If one of my articles resonates with you, please feel free to get in touch and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

Professional Experience

Director of Communications

2014 – 2022  |  NIST International School  |  Bangkok, Thailand

 

Vice Head of School & Marketing Director

2008 – 2013  |  Wells International School  |  Bangkok, Thailand

 

Director

2007 – 2008  |  English Village in Ansan  |  Ansan, South Korea

 

Head Teacher

2005 – 2007  |  Herald School  |  Ansan, South Korea

 

Skills & Expertise

Strategic planning

Leadership, market research, data analysis, risk assessment & management

Content creation

Writing, graphic design, front-end web design, basic HTML & CSS

Communications

Corporate messaging, internal & external communications, public speaking

Marketing

Copywriting, segmentation, analytics, social media, storytelling

Brand management

Operational alignment, public & media relations, crisis prevention & management

Education

Jared Kuruzovich - Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2013  |  Webster University

 

Master of Education (MEd)

2011  |  Framingham State University

 

Bachelor of Arts in English

2003  |  University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

 

Certificate in School Management & Leadership

2021  |  Harvard Business School Online

 

Technology Expertise

Having learned to tinker with computers in the age of DOS and boot disks, I fell in love with technology from an early age. In my professional work I am fully versed in all major office applications, presentation software and cloud-based solutions. Specializations include graphic design, front-end web design, web analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and data analysis. If I don’t know something, I know how to learn it!

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