Part-Time Communications Specialist | University of Chicago (UC) – Military Veterans

Herc- Greater Chicago


Location: Chicago, IL Job Description: Coordinates and develops the promotional materials and activities for Pozen Center events, programs, research, and initiatives. Manages and develops content for the Pozen Center website and other social media to ensure consistent messaging and visual identity across all communications media. Creates concise, accurate, and compelling content, both written and visual, for emails, blogs, social media, and webpages. Designs draft and email newsletters and manages email database in MailChimp. Creates content for the website and uploads content using Drupal content management system. Coordinates and contributes to the development and implementation of communication plan for the Pozen Center. Works collaboratively on special projects that promote the Pozen Center and its work to the University of Chicago, local, national, and international human rights communities. Tracks analytics for continuous improvement. Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization’s programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction. Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media, which may include Web site development and maintenance; speeches and personal contact. The incumbent is still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Performs other related work as needed. Preferred Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, or liberal arts field. Masters degree. Experience: Two or more years prior experience working in communications or marketing role. Two or more years prior experience in web content management, digital and communications. Demonstrated experience with multiple types of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). Technical Skills or Knowledge: Proficiency in Microsoft Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Collaborative online tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Box. Outlook and mass mailing tools, such as MailChimp. Website content management and creation using Drupal or similar CMS. Preferred Competencies Superior written, verbal, and storytelling communication skills; excellent copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills, and ability to present concepts verbally. Work under short timelines to write, edit, and produce communications media. Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media. Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner while also managing details and deadlines. Perform duties with minimum supervision with confidence while working concurrently on multiple projects and tasks. Strong interpersonal skills and build collaborative relationships. Attention to detail. Creativity. Working Conditions Part-time, two-year position. Remote work with occasional required attendance. Office environment. Lift up to 40 lbs. Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours. Climbing up to 2 flights of stairs. Pay Range: $32.00 – $34.00 per hour. Application Documents Resume/CV (required) Cover Letter, which is to include your interest in this position (required) References Contact Information (3)(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-###-#### 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: 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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