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Director of Brand Engagement and Creative Communications

Employer
University of Illinois Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications (OVCSMC) directs initiatives to elevate the profile and reputation of UIC, Chicago’s only public research university. The OVCSMC is seeking a full-time Director, Brand Engagement and Creative Communications.

The Director, Brand Engagement and Creative Communications is part of the Strategic Marketing and Communications team at the University of Illinois Chicago. The Director of Brand Engagement and Creative Communications is responsible for brand alignment, equity and activation and creative communications, including design, photography, and video. The Director works across the entire university to help deliver, influence, and manage a consistent brand vision and an on-brand constituent experience. The Director also works closely with external agencies, retail, and licensing business partners, university partners including advancement and alumni Relations, athletics, school- and unit-based communicators and marketers, as well as the entire Strategic Marketing and Communications team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree required. An MBA preferred.
  • At least three years of related work experience in marketing, art/creative direction with at least two years of team management experience required.
  • Marketing experience in consumer products, retail, and/or membership-based non-profits is preferred.
  • Must have command of digital technology, software and platforms, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), design standards and principles.
  • Exceptional design, writing and presentation/speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to operate from a strategic and tactical perspective.
  • Strong communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills to work influentially and effectively with other campus partners.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to take initiative, work independently, and attend to multiple projects to meet deadlines. Along with project management, strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage, often with limited resources and authority.
  • Ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations based on analysis, best practices and an understanding of preferred outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading student groups, organizations or teams. A strong passion for strategic brand building and insight-based marketing.
  • Ability to provide examples of proven accomplishments with high level and strategic marketing projects. Ideally projects should involve a large, complex and mission-based organization, whether for-profit or non- profit.
  • Experience working with an email editor and related tools.
  • Demonstrated high levels of creativity, curiosity, empowerment, learning agility, effort and a desire to improve.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For fullest consideration applicants should complete the UIC employment application, submit cover letter, resume and linked portfolio or samples and three references by December 13, 2022. To view full job details and to apply go to: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/122?c=uic

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, and religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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