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Manages the IOPâ™s digital and social media assets, compiling and analyzing relevant metrics based on established goals.
Keeps track of social media engagement statistics, including responding to DMs and other inquiries to improve brand responsiveness statistics.
Designs and executes outreach campaigns to keep the student and broader UChicago community informed of the IOPâ™s programming increase audience size for IOP events.
Maintains editorial oversight of public outreach/social media feeds in order to preserve equitable attention to each of the IOPâ™s four program areas.
Strategizes ways to increase social media following and engagement in order to build a student-centered community.
Attends IOP programs to cover them for our social media; trains communications intern and/or other students for social media takeovers where in-person coverage isnâ™t possible.
Produces other unique digital content for the IOPâ™s social media platforms (including mining past events for timely content tied to current news).
Performs data analysis of highly engaged student demographics.
Manages weekly newsletters, in collaboration with the outreach intern.
Collaborates with the Communications Director and Multimedia Specialist to ensure we are telling a consistent story across platforms.
Meets regularly with each program area to discuss their communications needs.
Assists in building our IOP alumni network, including lead role in alumni engagement.
Assists with biannual campus fundraising campaign.
Handles organization of Institute CRM system, including data management and analysis.
Designs and compiles two student engagement surveys per academic year.
Assists as needed in updating websiteÂ or with graphics.
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.
Continues to build knowledge of the University, processes and customers.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree, preferably in public relations, marketing, English or related field.
Prior experience in communications or related field.
Working knowledge with college students or on a college campus.
Background with relational organizing.
Finger on the pulse of social media trends.
Eagerness to try new things.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Deep fluency and knowledge of digital communications best practices including accessibility, website development, social media, data maintenance, and email marketing.
Excellent communications skills required for the effective delivery of the Instituteâ™s vision, mission and brand.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, as well as social media and CMS/CRM tools.
Experience in production of marketing and communication materials; familiarity with website coding (HTML/CSS) and graphic design.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines.
Meet tight external and internal deadlines.
Entrepreneurial, creative thinking about how to improve the Instituteâ™s communications and outreach efforts.
Knowledge of and passion for politics and igniting in young people a similar passion.
Proven ability to be a valuable part of a team.
Evening and weekend work during peak activity times.
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