Temporary Part-Time Communications Manager

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-02-28
Req: JR04267
Department3034109 Bus-Stigler Center

About the UnitThe University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest 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 Information

Job Summary:

The Stigler Center is looking for a Temporary Part-Time Communications Manager to help promoting and disseminating the content and initiatives that are related to the Stigler Center’s mission of understanding the interaction between politics and the economy, with a specific focus on regulatory capture, crony capitalism, and the various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups.

The Temporary Part-Time Communications Manager position is responsible for communications-related tasks in Chicago Booth’s Stigler Center She/he will be a key member of a passionate and nimble team, and will participate in developing and primarily executing the strategy for online and offline communications, social media, and website content to create visibility for and consistently articulate the Stigler Center’s mission. The Communications Manager is creative, executes on tasks, detail oriented and a self-starter. They will contribute to ensuring that the Stigler Center is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information on its core focus topics.

This temporary position is 20-30 hours/week and is expected to last 9-12 months.


  • Executing the marketing and communications plan across target internal and external audiences.
  • Developing and executing social media strategy.
  • Executing marketing and communications plan to promote content across platforms, including social media campaigns.
  • Strategizing on optimal ways to increase engagement.
  • Content creation in various forms.
  • Updating and managing center website.
  • Developing deep familiarity with Stigler Center content and related digital properties (ProMarket blog and Capitalisn’t podcast).
  • Writing/copyediting content, including tweets, Facebook/LinkedIn posts, newsletters, announcements, presentations, web content, and other products related to Stigler Center’s activities (e.g., Annual Reports, Project Proposals, marketing material for events and conferences, etc.).
  • Developing and implementing metrics to assess effectiveness and impact; track and measure engagement levels within/across the platforms over time.
  • Executing strategic digital campaigns, email blasts, event promotions, etc.; manage Center email lists.
  • Covering Center events, live-tweet, engage on other social media, take notes/pictures.
  • Supporting Stigler Center programming and projects as needed.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, media, marketing, public relations or a related field.


  • At least two years of relevant work experience required, preferably in a similar role in a non-profit/academic setting.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting, easily digestible, useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical required.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, proofreading, problem-solving, decision-making, client and cross-department collaboration skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • High energy and the ability to think strategically and tactically required.
  • Proven record of social media campaigns and outreach required.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of traditional and social media and content creation required.
  • Knowledge of social media marketing & management tools required; Hootsuite preferred.
  • Familiarity with email communications/campaign software; Mailchimp preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Familiarity with HTML required.
  • Knowledge of content management systems; Sitecore or Wordpress preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design; Adobe Suite required. (InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Dreamweaver preferred).
  • Exceptional time and project management and organizational skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to engage with varied populations required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment under pressure in accordance with high volume workflow and to maintain a sense of perspective and humor under stressful circumstances required.
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends required.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit EligibilityNo

Pay FrequencyHourly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours25


Job is Exempt?No

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-02-28-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-08-28-07:00

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.

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Posted: 3/1/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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