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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Communicate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and
- Self-motivate and work well with and through others.
- Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and
- 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
- Staff evening and weekend events on occasion.
- Resume/CV (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
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