The Assistant Director of Communications, Arts + Public Life, University of Chicago, directs, plans, and oversees the development of communications policies and programs for Arts + Public Life. Responsibilities include marketing, press relations, creative editorial and design services, and internal communications. As a member of the senior management team, the Assistant Director ensures publications, announcements, speeches, print and digital copy, collateral and promotional materials, and the like are consistent with the Arts + Public Life's narrative voice, storytelling goals, and communications strategy. The Assistant Director oversees writing, preparation and/or delivery of information from or about the unit; manages the media interface, writing major press releases, planning and organizing media coverage for major events, and responding to requests on issues of a sensitive nature; oversees supervision of communications staff and develops and manages communications budget; and coordinates cross-constellation (The constellation includes two nonprofits that develop, activate, and program spaces on the South Side of Chicago in partnership with APL. The projects create stable spaces for local organizations to facilitate equitable and ethical redevelopment. At the same time, the constellation provides skills development to residents and builds the capacity of organizations through training and incubation) communications efforts with related organizations such as Rebuild Foundation and Space Fund.The Assistant Director will manage a part-time marketing manager and work closely with University Communications and UChicago Arts to ensure that printed and digital materials are produced in keeping with approved University styles and branding. The Assistant Director will also work closely with UChicago Arts, Rebuild Foundation, and Space Fund to ensure open and timely internal communications between entities.Current internal communications channels include print (event posters, postcards, etc.); social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo); digital (websites, email campaigns, etc.); content development (news stories, blog posts, etc.); and strategic paid advertising and public relations efforts. The Assistant Director reports to the Deputy Director of Arts + Public Life .
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