Based within the Office of Communications, the Director of Provost and University Communications will lead and oversee all communication efforts for the Office of the Provost and provide strategic operations and communications support to the Office of Communications. This individual will work alongside the Office of Communications team to ensure that all communications for the Office of the Provost are coordinated and streamlined with broader communications efforts at the University of Chicago. In addition, this person will also play an integral role in executing and evaluating internal plans for the Office of Communications. The Director of Provost and University Communications also will collaborate closely with academic divisions; professional schools; centers, institutes, and labs; and University initiatives and strategic priorities across the University. The candidate must be an exceptional project manager with attention to detail, highly organized, and a strong communicator.The Director of Provost and University Communications jointly reports to the Office of the Provost and to University Communications.Responsibilities for the Office of the Provost include but not limited to:-Develop and implement a communications strategy to support the Office of the Provost. This should include a comprehensive and effective internal communications plan for the Provost's Office.-Work in partnership with University Communications, including the News Office and UChicago Creative, among other entities to implement the communications strategy for the Provost's Office.-Serve as the central communications lead for the Office of the Provost and the main point of contact to whom all Provost Office staff direct their communications needs; assess, triage, and swiftly manage all Provost Office communications needs. Ensure that all Provost Office communications are streamlined, managed effectively, and deployed successfully and on schedule.-Develop and execute key internal and external messages in order to communicate the Provost's and Office of the Provost's priorities, projects, and impact to key constituents.Responsibilities for University Communications include but not limited to:-Working closely with the Executive Director of Communications, create and implement a long-term strategic communications plan, tools and process to engage internal University audiences across new and existing internal multi-media channels.-Help lead major University announcements, including development of streamlined process, timelines, key messages and coordination with cross-campus communicators.-Create campus-wide communications newsletter, which includes managing the process, coordinating with key communicators, curating and publishing editorial content.-In partnership with communications leadership, develop training and development opportunities for University and communications staff based on key competencies i.e., media relations, social media, issues/crisis, etc.-Ensure all internal messages reinforce the Office of Communications vision, strategic priorities, and content pillars.
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