1) Leads the development and implementation of all communications plans and initiatives for the organization. Cultivates and stewards relationships with communications stakeholders, proactively engaging media and other external contacts and liaising with University of Chicago communications staff. 2)Â Builds and sustains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including coordinating communication with public, non-profit and private partners, fostering communication and alignment between New York and Chicago sites, more deeply engaging staff and entities at the University of Chicago, and growing and deepening relationships with funders including the Investors Council. 3)Â Facilitates the execution of strategic plans and initiatives by working collaboratively with senior management and ensuring that the strategy is communicated and easily understood by appropriate stakeholders both inside and outside the organization. 4)Â Acts as a key advisor and support to the Executive Director and other relevant team members on significant opportunities and critical issues. 5)Â Manages staff/coordinates among designated teams, as needed. 6)Â Supports the development and/or implementation of a process for the management of organizational knowledge as a strategic asset to further the organizationâ™s goals. 7)Â Oversees proposal development, high level communications and fundraising activities, ensuring they are aligned with organizationâ™s mission, vision and priorities. 8)Â Spearheads coordination between the Crime and Education Labs and the other Urban Labs to ensure alignment in approach, project management, communications, etc. 9)Â Leads the development and implementation of consistent practices, operational improvements and/or strategic frameworks across the organization if needed. Â
1)Â Responds quickly and professionally to a range of inquiries. 2)Â Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines in a timely manner. 3)Â Demonstrated ability to work independently. 4)Â Multidisciplinary project skills.
1) Extensive experience in the development of communications strategies for complex organizations.
1) Cover Letter
3) Writing Sample
4) References (Three professionals from Academia or Employment)
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