In consultation with the Executive Director, develops a cohesive branding and marketing strategy and works closely with faculty and PMEâ™s offices, centers, programs and initiatives to develop and implement best practices for disseminating materials and fulfilling institutional goals.
Supervises communications and marketing professionals with primary responsibility for serving the needs of clients, programs, and initiatives within PME. Under the supervision of the Director, the team will proactively coordinate updates and develop marketing content for the PME website and social media accounts; works with internal and external resources to develop communications and marketing materials and publications.
Ensures PME brand compliance and works to develop an updated, comprehensive branding guide for the PME community and partners.
Manages annual projects such as annual reports and serves as the key liaison for the UChicago Creative team on PME marketing projects.
Ideates new outreach efforts, partnerships, and series to help expand and amplify PMEâ™s positive reputation in the science and engineering community as well as with the general public.
Works with the Executive Director to lead recruiting marketing efforts, partnering with PMEâ™s Dean of Studentsâ™ office to help drive successful outcomes.
Serves as the Executive Directorâ™s second-in-command as needed, providing another layer of expertise on all aspects of communications including crisis communications and media engagement and strategy.
Manages, plans, and oversees professional staff in the development of communications policies and programs.
Provides leadership and supervision of communications staff. May manage the communications budget.
Performs other related work as needed.
Master's degree in journalism, English, communications, or related field.
Seven or more years of communication experience in higher education, non-profit, marketing communications agency, or other relevant experience
Driving branding efforts.
Working within an established brand environment, but driving a newer brand.
Digital marketing and driving marketing campaigns.
Overseeing web content and working in communications in higher education or at another school of engineering.
Working in broadcast or print journalism is helpful.
Photography, video and/or graphic design is a plus.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficient and functional knowledge of M.S. Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AdobeÂ Creative Suite, and Outlook).
Interview, brainstorm, and collaborate, putting quality over quantity and expedience.
Demonstrated capacity for multi-tasking, with good political judgment, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.
Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen.
Solutions-oriented with strong project management skills to effectively manage resources and execute multiple projects on time and within budget.
Consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on analytics and observations.
Proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objectives and employ assistance in addressing them.
Strong collaboration acumen and abilities.
Demonstration of emotional intelligence and professional maturity.
Innovate, think strategically and conceptually, with experience effectively advising senior leaders.
Extreme high level of professionalism, discretion, sound and mature judgment, and collegiality.
Proven success in developing collaborative relationships across diverse constituencies.
Strong project management and organizational skills and manage multiple priorities in a complex, decentralized environment are needed.
Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening skills.
Keeps others informed, as well as responds in a timely manner.
Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect, and composure when dealing with others.
Occasional evening and/or weekend work.
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Three Professional References Contact Information (required)
Writing Sample (required)
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