The Senior Associate Director of CDR Communications will provide strategic leadership for all communication, public relations, branding, and outreach efforts for the Center for Decision Research. Will establish an internal and external communication strategy in conjunction with the CDR leadership members and Booth Marketing and Communications team. In this role, the Senior Associate Director will have an integral role in developing systems for designing and executing communications. Ensure center initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to faculty, staff, and students. Develop and execute communications and marketing materials on research and activities associated in the behavioral science discipline. Direct all public relations particularly focusing on the development of the new downtown lab.
Establish and implement a communications strategy for the Center for Decision Research.
Identify and understand the Centerâ™s priorities and high-profile topics in order to prepare relevant communications plans and messages.
Create a strategic communications system and approach for branding, messaging, and communication delivery.
Lead media and public relations campaigns to promote the visibility of the labs operations, particularly focusing on the new downtown lab.
Coordinate and execute the day-to-day communications activities of the CDR Administrative Office, in compliance with the priorities of CDR as outlined by leadership, Booth and the University.
Manage and maintain the CDR website and provide fresh content to an evolving organization.
Lead management of email communications, creating and sending newsletters, event notices and invitations.
Manage digital marketing and outreach of the Centerâ™s laboratories in conjunction with the CDR Associate Director and Lab Managers.
upport the Centerâ™s data collection opportunities for CDR faculty, for both laboratory and field research.
Lead digital marketing, public relations for programs and events.
Ensure successful communication and outreach on behalf of CDR.
Produce and/or coordinate with other Booth teams the production of attractive and informative official communications (e.g., activities reports, newsletters, event announcements) from the center to various audiences.
Offer communications expertise for activities in support of the CDR, when needed.
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
Masterâ™s degree in marketing and/or communications preferred.
At least five years of experience as a communications professional require.
At least two years of experience managing staff and coordinating activities among multiple personnel (e.g. project contributors from multiple departments) required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences required.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex information and present it clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing required.
Strong interpersonal skills to enable effective communication, generate trust, and effectively work to address the needs of faculty and staff at all levels including senior leaders required.
Strong project and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail required.
Organizational skills, including the ability to simultaneously advance multiple projects, meet deadlines under pressure, and resourcefully solve unforeseen problems.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, project management applications, google apps, and web-editing required.
Mastery of administrative computer skills (e.g., the Microsoft Office suite, project management applications, Google apps, web-editing platforms) required.
Brief writing sample
Reference letters preferred
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