The Communications Lead for Diversity & Inclusion supports all communications needs for the Vice Provost and her team. These responsibilities will include managing broad, strategic projects, communications plans, websites, newsletters, and all other communications materials needed to develop and disseminate information about the University of Chicagoâ™s Diversity & Inclusion efforts. In addition to work for the Vice Provost focused on Diversity & Inclusion, the Communications Lead may provide communications support to other Vice Provosts and to the Office of the Provost.
Manage the Diversity & Inclusion strategic communications plan, continuing work on the D&I website, and videos
Support ongoing communications for the Faculty Development Program (FDP), including website enhancements and the launch of the FDP newsletter
Co-manage the Academic Communicators Network in partnership with University Communications
Develop communications for the Neubauer Family Assistant Professors Program and the Provostâ™s Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Develop and launch the new UChicago Inclusion website, including videos, and website/materials for the D&I Design Studio and faculty search training resources
Provide communications support for D&I events and trainings
Lead planning for Common Book Initiative events and branding for the Unconference
Review Diversity and other Provost Office-related websites; develop plan for updating key websites
Manage Provost Office branding and identity review and updating project
Work alongside Provost Office teams to coordinate communications office-wide
Provide additional support to Provost Office initiatives as needed
Communicate with academic and/or administrative units, updating them as necessary on the status of key initiatives
Other duties as assigned
7+ years of professional experience in communications, higher education or other relevant fields
Experience building and/or leading communications efforts
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to create communications plans
Ability to work and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across multiple organizations
Highly proficient organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
Excellent skills working both independently and as a team member
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with executive decision makers and inï¬‚uencers
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain courteous and professional at all times
Demonstrated ability to review and prioritize work independently and effectively
Demonstrated ability to be resourceful and creative when problem-solving
Ability to maintain calm and positive attitude and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines
Ability to handle sensitive and conï¬dential situations/information with absolute discretion
Education, Experience or Certiï¬cations:
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
Experience working with faculty and faculty-led initiatives preferred
Experience with higher education strongly preferred, but not required
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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