Leads all FST program communications efforts including email, website, presentations, print materials, communications toolkits for campus partners, key messages and talking points.
Builds, deploys, and supports the use of communication toolkit for key campus stakeholders in collaboration with units.
Identifies critical items and creates, maintains, and disseminates all key messages.
Collaborates with University leadership to ensure message alignment.
As a senior member of the OCM Team, supports all change management efforts including stakeholder relationships.
Collaborates with the Systems Integrator to understand critical program milestones.
Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation including detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
Identifies content needs and leads collection / creation efforts.
Owns multi-channel communications strategy and execution.
Collaborates with University communications community and change network.
Reports to University senior management as needed.
Tracks and monitors data from multiple sources across campus to inform decision-making (i.e. email open rates, website traffic, etc.)
Collaborates on special events related to strategic initiatives as needed.
Strives for quality.
Delivers status reports to upper management.
Works with stakeholders to drive business requirements and gain adoption.
Performs other related work as needed, especially as related to change management, stakeholder engagement, and training.
Acts as a strategist or project lead to plan, develop and disseminate information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
Solves complex and unique problems related to the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit.
Performs other related work as needed.
MBA strongly preferred.
Progressively responsible roles in communications, specifically internal communications.
Experience in higher education or large corporation with complex operations.
Managing professional staff.
Rstablishing teams to achieve objectives.
Experience with senior executive stakeholder management.
Coordinating activities in complex projects from conception through successful conclusion.
Distilling complex information into an executive level summary.
Experience with internal communications.
Working with UChicago Senior stakeholders (e.g., CFO, Provost, CIO).
Supporting process or technology change in large and complex organizations.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification - Project Management Institute or ADKAR Prosci Change Management certification.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
Identify areas of need, prioritize time, and execute against need.
Manage individual and team assignments to deliver a defined outcome.
Manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Capable of directing work with cross-functional teams.
Participate as a team player and positively influence a group.
Sit for short or extended time periods.
Stand for short or extended time periods.
Extensively use computer.
Make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements.
Cover Letter (required)
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.