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Assistant Director, Content, Communications

Employer
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022
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GENERAL SUMMARY:

As a part of the communications team within Chicago Booth’s Office of Advancement, the Assistant Director, Content, Communications is responsible for creating, curating, procuring, and tailoring compelling, action/impact-focused content—from written word to images to video—to activate, motivate, and inspire the department’s core audiences (alumni, donors, volunteers) to engage with and invest in Booth.

 

Important components of this position include: contributing to the annual Advancement Communications editorial calendar as well as various communications and marketing strategies by developing and curating content and supporting tactical needs; partnering with colleagues to strategically execute on Advancement’s storytelling approach and ideation; and orchestrating efficient and thorough processes to facilitate marketing and communications projects.

 

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops content and strategizes on creative and interactive ways to engage with alumni, donors, and volunteers; particularly related to Advancement’s websites, emails, social media, online communities and networks, Chicago Booth Magazine, and collateral.
  • Acts as the communications team’s lead writer and editor.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on events and programs to determine communications approach. Develops content plans and executes tactically.
  • Serves as contact point person for many cyclical programs.
  • Collaborates with Booth Marketing and Communications as appropriate to optimize the effectiveness of collateral pieces for Advancement programs. Practices a standard of communication that is uniform and consistent with the school’s branding and priorities.
  • Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
  • Continues to build higher level knowledge of the University, processes and customers.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum three years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience with communication mediums and methods.
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style or similar style guide.
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely.
  • Self-motivate and work well with and through others.
  • Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work with new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
  • Successful experience in developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Excellent editing skills.
  • Skill in assessing quality of visual communications.
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
  • Staff evening and weekend events on occasion.
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.

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