The primary role of Director of Enterprise Communications is advancing Kellogg’s reputation as a premier business school through integrated marketing-communications strategy and positioning.
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier global business school committed to its mission to educate, equip and inspire leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets. Our vibrant, global community of faculty, staff, students and alumni shapes the practice of business and organizations around the world.
Please note:Due to the nature of the field, and to support events on-site during evenings and weekends, this role may experience work outside the standard business hours. This role may also involve limited travel.
Partner closely with leaders throughout the organization to develop and execute integrated marketing-communications plans to elevate awareness of Kellogg’s reputational and strategic priorities (e.g., diversity, equity & inclusion, women at Kellogg, artificial intelligence research, etc.). Partner with the Integrated Marketing-Communications team to leverage internal, external, earned and owned communications to bring audience-specific objectives to fruition. This also includes maintaining an editorial strategy for Kellogg’s enterprise news hub -- at times researching, reporting and writing enterprise news stories.
Serving as Managing Editor for Kellogg Magazine:
The Director of Enterprise Communications will hold the position of Managing Editor for Kellogg Magazine, the bi-annual alumni publication serving Kellogg’s global alumni network of more than 65,000 leaders. This includes developing an editorial calendar in partnership with Alumni & Advancement leaders and colleagues, assigning writers for stories, and managing the magazine’s production timeline.
Strategic Communications around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
In partnership with the Associate Dean of Leadership & Inclusion, provide ongoing strategic communications counsel for advancing Kellogg’s organizational priorities with diversity, equity and inclusion.
Managing & Developing Talent:
Develop, retain and optimize talent. This position will be responsible for embedding Kellogg’s mission, leadership philosophy, and performance driven-culture.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in strategic communications with increasing levels of responsibility within a complex organization.
Excellent strategic communications experience and a proven track record of developing and driving integrated communications campaigns that build organizational reputation.
Proven ability to counsel and advise executive and senior leaders in complex environment on effective strategic communication best practices and approaches.
In-depth understanding and sophisticated grasp of the internal, external, earned and owned communications landscape, and demonstrated ability to drive measurable outcomes.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong aptitude for critical thinking and ability to navigate complex business topics and issues, with a focus on developing communication solutions that achieve established goals.
Demonstrated appreciation for the depth of issues facing MBA schools, and an interest and in-depth understanding of the management research interests of faculty at Kellogg School of Management.
Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of academic, administrative and corporate management.
Proven good judgment and an ability to work collaboratively across functions and groups to achieve established objectives.
Strong organizational, project management skills and workflow coordination skills – including the ability to quickly analyze and integrate information from relevant (and sometimes disparate) sources.
Demonstrated initiative and ability to self-start.
Eight or more years of experience in management-level communications role.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40246
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.