The Director of Communications for Civic Engagement leads communication planning and execution in support of the University's civic engagement initiatives and for the Office of Civic Engagement. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Civic Engagement with a dotted-line relationship to the Vice President for Communications.Key duties and responsibilities for this position include:Overall responsibility for developing and managing the communications strategic plan for the Office of Civic Engagement and External AffairsDevelop communication plans for civic engagement at the University of Chicago and for specific OCE-led initiatives, working closely with University Communications and relevant constituents both within and outside the Office of Civic Engagement Provide strategic direction for content in Civic Engagement communications channels, including various social media channelsProvide executive communications support for the VP for Civic Engagement and External Affairs Serve as a University spokesperson on civic engagement topics Write, assign, or collaborate on messages, presentations, web content, and op-eds or other pieces for external mediaLead communications and provide strategic counsel on planning for events that enhance the University's civic engagement presence and visibility (e.g., launch of new initiatives) Support communication to local aldermen and state legislators and coordinates public announcements with their offices as neededBuild relationships with internal and external partners to advance strategic civic engagement communications goals Serve on OCE's Donations Committee and helps maximize OCE sponsorships to advance strategic communications goals, working closely with OCE team leaders and the VP of Civic Engagement and External AffairsLead and mentor the Associate Director of Communications, seasonal interns, and other communications personnel across the campus Support University Communications as needed
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