Writer

Location
Chicago
Posted
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: For more information about the University of Chicago's Office of Admissions, please see https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/.

Unit Job Summary: - Works in collaboration with ESA team members to inform prospective students, parents, educators, employers of the Office of Enrollment and Student Advancement programs through written work in multiple media. - Under minimal supervision, the Writer researches, creates, writes, edits and proofs a variety of communications for the Office of Enrollment and Student Advancement, including letters, emails, publications, and reports and ensures communications are in line with the University mission and consistent in the style required. - Works complex assignments that are broad in nature, requiring significant originality, flexibility and ingenuity. May supervise, train and oversee the work of other staff and interns. - Participates in workgroups and committees that support ESA communications strategies and tactics. - May participate in the recruitment and review of prospective students. - Travel may be necessary. - Requires the ability to work nights and weekends.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant experience required. Experience in undergraduate admissions preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style required. Ability to fully investigate topics related to projects and assignments. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. - Presentation skills required. - Interpersonal skills required. - Editing and proofing skills required. - Creativity required. - Problem-solving skills required. - Decision-making skills required. - Project management skills required - Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required. - Attention to detail required. - Organizational skills required. - Ability to maintain confidentiality required. - Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. - Knowledge of MS Office Suite, especially Word and PowerPoint required. - Ability to train others required. - Ability to coordinate the work of others required. - Interviewing skills preferred. - Knowledge of desktop publishing, Web authoring/design and graphic design software preferred.