Temporary Classroom Facilitator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

Booth Marketing: Content


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.


Job Summary
 

The Director of Public Relations and Communications will lead public relations, communications and media relations strategy and execution for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a global leader in business education with campuses in North America (Chicago), Europe (London), and Asia (Hong Kong). This role will also spearhead and guide Booth’s crisis communication and reputation management activities.
The Director will play a vital strategic role within the Marketing and Communications department at Booth, taking the lead in reputation management, crisis communications, global media relations activity, public relations strategy, internal communications, managing public relations and media relations agency partners and contractors, and integrating public relations and communications into our overall brand strategy. As a key partner with the communications team at UChicago, an essential part of the role will be building relationships with the University’s communications leadership. Oversee the daily operations of a comprehensive and diversified media relations program to publicize the School, its programs, activities, faculty, students, staff and strategic priorities. The director will focus on generating measurable results that build awareness, enhance credibility, and maintain and build our reputation.
As an extension of our brand strategy and under the direction of the senior director of content and communications, the director will develop and oversee execution of a public relations and communications strategy in close collaboration with internal marketing partners, as well as Booth’s program’s and centers.

Responsibilities

  • Public relations and communications strategy and execution - builds a strong understanding of Chicago Booth with a focus on developing and executing a strong public relations strategy to tell our story in a compelling way through media and public relations. Involves taking the lead in certain key areas such as crisis management, reputation management, media relations strategy, internal communications and working collaboratively with our brand strategy and digital engagement teams in other key areas such as: vendor management, proactive public relations strategy, integrated marketing communications, events communications, influencer strategy.
  • Reputation management and crisis communications - oversees our strategy and framework for reputation management and crisis communications and takes the lead on decision-making within these areas for the school.
  • Media relations - manages day-to-day media relations responsibilities, up to and including planning and executing the global media opportunities; identify media opportunities proactively and execute on plans and ad-hoc, and ensure on-brand high-level earned media placements in print, broadcast, online media, and other outlets.
  • Content strategy - As a key leadership role in communicating the story of Chicago Booth, work closely with the senior director of content and communications to oversee and evolve content strategy for all Booth marketing and communications. Provides guidance in how earned media connects to overall brand communications, funnels storytelling opportunities that don’t fit for conventional media to other communications avenues to support Booth’s brand strategy and business objectives, and help our team navigate successfully in today’s communication landscape.
  • Measurement and analysis - generates results that meet Booth’s media and PR goals and work collaboratively with Booth’s marketing and communications analytics teams to track various metrics that demonstrate the impact of the PR program. Monitors, analyzes and communicates data-driven PR results, trends and conversations to help the marketing and communications team remain agile and adaptive over time.
  • Team development and guidance - manages or guides as needed junior team members as well as external agency assets in all aspects of public relations, including across historical siloes of earned, owned, shared, and paid media, as it relates to Booth’s content marketing efforts.
  • Processes and best practices - maintains and evolves best practices in the constantly changing media landscape, and an advocate as needed for new tools, systems, and processes.
  • Marketing and communications leadership - serves as a trusted, collaborative leader within our marketing and communications leadership team, working closely with all stakeholders to implement Booth’s brand strategy and drive Booth’s overall business goals.  
  • Develops communication strategy, provides leadership and management of communications staff, liaises with other University and Unit offices as appropriate.
  • Manages the media interface, including writing press releases, planning and organizing media coverage for major events, and responding to requests on sensitive or controversial issues.
  • Oversees the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit. Is accountable for maintaining the unit's goals and communications strategy in publications, announcements, and speeches.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum ten years of experience in media or public relations roles of increasing responsibilities in organizations of similar size and scope.
  • Journalism, writing, or similar editorial experience.
  • Background working as part of a team in partnership with senior leadership, addressing complex issues and developing appropriate recommendations/solutions.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing high-profile media opportunities, reputation management issues, and other challenging brand communication situations.  

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent news judgement.
  • Demonstrated passion for media in all forms, storytelling, the evolving communications landscape.
  • Strong familiarity with and/or appreciation for an academic setting, a mission-driven organization, or a research-driven institution.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and web-based communication expertise.
  • Communicate effectively upward as well as downward in the organization.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement tactical initiatives in support of the strategy, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to assume responsibility.
  • Knowledge and competency in current information technology and adaptability to learn new technologies for content delivery and analysis as needed.
  • Possess existing network of key media contacts and ability to rapidly increase contacts, proactively and singlehandedly, as needed, to further public relations strategy.
  • Coach and train faculty, deans, staff, and other key stakeholders in media interaction, as needed.
  • Intelligence, resourcefulness, and organization skills, including the ability to use these talents in an innovative and creative fashion.  

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Communications


Role Impact
 

People Manager


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

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 Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

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: http://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.



Department
 

Booth Marketing: Content


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.


Job Summary
 

The Director of Public Relations and Communications will lead public relations, communications and media relations strategy and execution for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a global leader in business education with campuses in North America (Chicago), Europe (London), and Asia (Hong Kong). This role will also spearhead and guide Booth’s crisis communication and reputation management activities.
The Director will play a vital strategic role within the Marketing and Communications department at Booth, taking the lead in reputation management, crisis communications, global media relations activity, public relations strategy, internal communications, managing public relations and media relations agency partners and contractors, and integrating public relations and communications into our overall brand strategy. As a key partner with the communications team at UChicago, an essential part of the role will be building relationships with the University’s communications leadership. Oversee the daily operations of a comprehensive and diversified media relations program to publicize the School, its programs, activities, faculty, students, staff and strategic priorities. The director will focus on generating measurable results that build awareness, enhance credibility, and maintain and build our reputation.
As an extension of our brand strategy and under the direction of the senior director of content and communications, the director will develop and oversee execution of a public relations and communications strategy in close collaboration with internal marketing partners, as well as Booth’s program’s and centers.

Responsibilities

  • Public relations and communications strategy and execution - builds a strong understanding of Chicago Booth with a focus on developing and executing a strong public relations strategy to tell our story in a compelling way through media and public relations. Involves taking the lead in certain key areas such as crisis management, reputation management, media relations strategy, internal communications and working collaboratively with our brand strategy and digital engagement teams in other key areas such as: vendor management, proactive public relations strategy, integrated marketing communications, events communications, influencer strategy.
  • Reputation management and crisis communications - oversees our strategy and framework for reputation management and crisis communications and takes the lead on decision-making within these areas for the school.
  • Media relations - manages day-to-day media relations responsibilities, up to and including planning and executing the global media opportunities; identify media opportunities proactively and execute on plans and ad-hoc, and ensure on-brand high-level earned media placements in print, broadcast, online media, and other outlets.
  • Content strategy - As a key leadership role in communicating the story of Chicago Booth, work closely with the senior director of content and communications to oversee and evolve content strategy for all Booth marketing and communications. Provides guidance in how earned media connects to overall brand communications, funnels storytelling opportunities that don’t fit for conventional media to other communications avenues to support Booth’s brand strategy and business objectives, and help our team navigate successfully in today’s communication landscape.
  • Measurement and analysis - generates results that meet Booth’s media and PR goals and work collaboratively with Booth’s marketing and communications analytics teams to track various metrics that demonstrate the impact of the PR program. Monitors, analyzes and communicates data-driven PR results, trends and conversations to help the marketing and communications team remain agile and adaptive over time.
  • Team development and guidance - manages or guides as needed junior team members as well as external agency assets in all aspects of public relations, including across historical siloes of earned, owned, shared, and paid media, as it relates to Booth’s content marketing efforts.
  • Processes and best practices - maintains and evolves best practices in the constantly changing media landscape, and an advocate as needed for new tools, systems, and processes.
  • Marketing and communications leadership - serves as a trusted, collaborative leader within our marketing and communications leadership team, working closely with all stakeholders to implement Booth’s brand strategy and drive Booth’s overall business goals.  
  • Develops communication strategy, provides leadership and management of communications staff, liaises with other University and Unit offices as appropriate.
  • Manages the media interface, including writing press releases, planning and organizing media coverage for major events, and responding to requests on sensitive or controversial issues.
  • Oversees the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit. Is accountable for maintaining the unit's goals and communications strategy in publications, announcements, and speeches.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum ten years of experience in media or public relations roles of increasing responsibilities in organizations of similar size and scope.
  • Journalism, writing, or similar editorial experience.
  • Background working as part of a team in partnership with senior leadership, addressing complex issues and developing appropriate recommendations/solutions.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing high-profile media opportunities, reputation management issues, and other challenging brand communication situations.  

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent news judgement.
  • Demonstrated passion for media in all forms, storytelling, the evolving communications landscape.
  • Strong familiarity with and/or appreciation for an academic setting, a mission-driven organization, or a research-driven institution.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and web-based communication expertise.
  • Communicate effectively upward as well as downward in the organization.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement tactical initiatives in support of the strategy, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to assume responsibility.
  • Knowledge and competency in current information technology and adaptability to learn new technologies for content delivery and analysis as needed.
  • Possess existing network of key media contacts and ability to rapidly increase contacts, proactively and singlehandedly, as needed, to further public relations strategy.
  • Coach and train faculty, deans, staff, and other key stakeholders in media interaction, as needed.
  • Intelligence, resourcefulness, and organization skills, including the ability to use these talents in an innovative and creative fashion.  

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Communications


Role Impact
 

People Manager


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

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 Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

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: http://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.


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