The Stigler Center is looking for a Temporary Part-Time Communications Manager to help promote and disseminate the content and initiatives that are related to the Stigler Centerâ™s mission of understanding the interaction between politics and the economy, with a specific focus on regulatory capture, crony capitalism, and the various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups. The Communications Manager will be responsible for communications-related tasks in Chicago Boothâ™s Stigler Center. She/he will be a key member of a passionate and nimble team, and will participate in developing andÂ executing the strategy for online and offline communications, social media, and website content to raise visibility for and consistently articulate the Stigler Centerâ™s mission. The Communications Manager is creative, collaborative, detail oriented, a self-starter, and executes tasks efficiently. They will contribute to ensuring that the Stigler Center is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information on its core focus topics. This position is 20-30 hours/week, M-F with minor weekend work to maintain social media and occasionally longer work weeks during peak times. This position is expected to last 9-12 months.
Execute the marketing and communications plan across target internal and external audiences, including working with the Stigler ProMarket blog team with Boothâ™s Marketing and Communications
Develop and execute a strong and successful social media strategy for the Center and with the ProMarket team
Execute marketing and communications plan to promote content across platforms, including social media campaigns
Strategize on optimal ways to increase engagement with peers, students, and potential partners
Update and manage the Centerâ™s website (using Sitecore)
Develop deep familiarity with Stigler Center content and related digital properties (ProMarket blog and Capitalisnâ™t podcast)
Promote and help plan for Stigler Center events by: creating announcements/posters/digital signage, managing RSVP process on Eventbrite, creating and circulating event notifications on Mailchimp, advertising live feed.
Write/copyedit content, including tweets, Facebook/LinkedIn posts, newsletters, announcements, presentations, web content, and other products related to Stigler Centerâ™s activities (e.g., annual reports, project proposals, marketing material for events and conferences, etc.)
Assemble, write, and assist with design/layout/printing of various collateral for promotion/dissemination
Develop and implement metrics to assess effectiveness and impact; track and measure engagement levels within/across the platforms over time
Execute strategic digital campaigns, email blasts, event promotions, etc.; manage Center email lists
Maintain Centerâ™s YouTube channel, keep video content organized, assist with informal video production (interviews for social media) as needed; video editing skills a plus
Cover Center events, live-tweet, engage on other social media, take notes/pictures
Support Stigler Center programming and projects as needed
Take knowledge and transform it into exciting, easily digestible, useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels
Strong capacity to work independently, and as part of a highly productive, busy team
Own direction on a social media strategy, while also helping with mundane related tasksÂ
Exceptional written and verbal communication, proofreading/copyediting, problem-solving, decision-making, client and cross-department collaboration skills
High attention to detail is essential
High energy, maturity, and the ability to think strategically and tactically
Proven record of social media campaigns and outreach
Understanding of the fundamentals of traditional and social media and content creation
Knowledge of social media marketing and management tools, Hootsuite
Familiarity with email communications/campaign software, Mailchimp
Knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Familiarity with HTML
Knowledge of content management systems; Sitecore or Wordpress
Knowledge of graphic design, Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Dreamweaver.)
Identify priorities and multi-task; recognize, resolve, or refer problems
Work effectively with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; exceptional time and project management and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to engage with varied populations
Handle confidential information with tact
Exercise good judgment under pressure in accordance with high volume workflow and to maintain a sense of perspective and humor under stressful circumstances
Available to work some evenings and weekends
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, media, marketing, public relations or a related field
At least two years of progressively responsible relevant work experience, preferably in a similar role in a non-profit/academic setting
Experience with Canvas preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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