Temporary Part-Time Communications Manager

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

3034109 Bus-Stigler Center

About the Unit

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Job Information

Job Summary:

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 Center'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 Booth's Stigler Center. She/he will be a key member of a passionate and nimble team, and will participate in developing and executing the strategy for online and offline communications, social media, and website content to raise visibility for and consistently articulate the Stigler Center'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 Booth'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 Center's website (using Sitecore)

  • Develop deep familiarity with Stigler Center content and related digital properties (ProMarket blog and Capitalisn'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 Center'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 Center'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 tasks

  • 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

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


  • Bachelor'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

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Job is Exempt?


Drug Test Required?


Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?


Health Screen Required?


Posting Date

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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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