Digital Communications Specialist

The University of Chicago - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)4.2

Job Information Job Summary:
  • The Digital Communications Specialist will play a crucial role in the Communications Department’s development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies, including public relations, brand management, event publicity, community engagement efforts, and digital/social media campaigns. This position will assist in the integration of the communications needs of the Institute’s various initiatives, including its four core programs: the Speaker Series, Fellows Program, Civic Engagement Program, and Career Development Program. The position requires a knowledge of and passion for communications and marketing, complemented by a robust interest in politics (local, national and international), and an ability to build relationships across diverse constituencies and communities. This position reports to the Institute’s Communications Director.

  • Works with the Communications Director and other Institute leadership in the development and execution of an organization-wide communications and marketing plan
  • Plays key role in content, design and management of Institute website
  • Handles organization of Institute contact database and produces twice-weekly Institute email newsletters, among other audience outreach
  • Supports the development and production of marketing and communications materials for various initiatives
  • Assists in social media outreach and on larger projects such as website features and board presentations
  • Assists in media relations and Speaker Series event coverage and staffing
  • Assists in strategic engagement with students, alumni, partners and community members
  • Assists in IOP data gathering project, including data management and analysis
  • Assists in building new IOP alumni network, including lead role in alumni engagement

  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines is required
  • Knowledge of communications best practices including website development, social media, data maintenance, and email marketing
  • Excellent communications skills required for the effective delivery of the Institute's vision, mission and brand
  • Knowledge of web and other digital applications is required
  • Experience in production of marketing and communication materials; website coding and graphic design experience preferred
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as social media and CMS/CRM tools
  • Ability to meet tight external and internal deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial, creative thinking about how to improve the Institute’s communications and outreach efforts
  • Knowledge of and passion for politics and igniting in young people a similar passion
  • Proven ability to be a valuable part of a team

Additional Requirements Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • B achelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, public relations, marketing, English or related field
  • 2-5 years experience required
  • Experience in Communications or related field preferred
Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application. Benefit Eligibility Yes Pay Frequency Pay Range Depends on Qualification Scheduled Weekly Hours 37.5 Union Non-Union Job is Exempt? Yes Drug Test Required? No Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job? No Health Screen Required? No Posting Date 2018-05-04-07:00 Remove from Posting On or Before 2018-11-04-07:00