Working with the Sustainability Manager, the Communications and Engagement Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Creates and implements a comprehensive and impactful communications plan for the Office of Sustainability and related projects, such as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction plan and projects within that plan that will expand the reach of the Office of Sustainability.
Creates content for the Office of Sustainability website to promote current projects and initiatives.Â Manages and creates content for the officeâ™s social media accounts. Communicates successes and achievements in sustainability across the University to encourage increased participation.
Maintains and enhances the officeâ™s building awareness and partnership area of the Sustainability Plan. This includes engaging students, faculty, and staff across campus, and the local community.Â Create and implement all sustainability activities around Orientation Week and new faculty and staff orientation. Encourages and facilitates sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty, staff, and other community members. Collaborates with other departments on developing programming and resources for UChicago students, faculty, and staff, including events, programming, and promotion of campus sustainability.
Plans and coordinates activities, including but not limited to, seminars, workshops, and events that promote and advance sustainability at the University and in the community. Coordinates partners and volunteers across campus and in the community.
Develops and implements other special projects that will advance the University's sustainability efforts, coordinates with units across campus, and raises awareness of sustainability-related projects being carried out on campus, in the neighborhood, and surrounding community.Â
Captures and analyzes metrics to identify and quantify the success of various programs related to sustainability. Recommends programmatic or communications adjustments based on the UChicago sustainability goals.
Develops information and presentations about UChicago sustainability programs for sustainability leadership at select conferences and at other events and meetings upon request, both on and off campus.
Keeps current on sustainability best practices related to the Sustainability Plan and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan, conducting research for the office as needed.
Liaises with students, faculty, staff, and the local community by answering inquiries from the Office of Sustainability email inbox.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assess operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Performs other related work as needed.
Experience in sustainability, energy, and/or Environmental Social Governance related communications preferred.Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. Working knowledge of social media.
Professional experience in: Website content writing, copy editing, creating and implementing communications plans with a multi-channel approach, creating PowerPoint presentations for variety of audiences, communicating and promoting new initiatives throughout an organization, project management with proven experience in planning, developing, and executing events, processes, and programs.
Writing and presentation skills for both groups and one-on one.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work with a broad range of constituencies; ability to work independently and with and through others to achieve required results. Ability to work proactively with a broad range of University students, faculty, and staff.
Knowledge of environmental policies, issues, and initiatives .
Licenses and Certifications:
Copy editor certificate.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Ability to learn and utilize communications technology such as Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Fundamental knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer.
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