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The Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech, founded by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus, is turning 85 this fall and plans are in the works to celebrate—with some big news to share about who we are now and where we're going. This moment presents an incredible opportunity for a talented, curious, and creative Brand Manager to join our growing team, establish the ID brand for a wider audience, and build your outstanding portfolio with projects you conceptualize and deliver.
Collaborating with and reporting to the Assistant Dean of Content + Influence, the Associate Director, Brand + Community Engagement will focus on growing and engaging external audiences by creating and executing a thoughtful brand strategy that leverages ID content and thought leadership. The Associate Director of Brand + Community Engagement will expand ID's digital presence (including our website and social networks), integrating in-person and virtual events into their larger brand awareness and engagement strategy while clarifying and promoting ID's core values.
Department: School of Design
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree preferred. 3–5 years of experience in marketing, brand management, graphic design, social media, community outreach, or communications preferred.
Knowledge & Skills:
Knowledgeable and skilled at typography, visual design, branding fundamentals and comfort working within design systems.
Experience using social networks (including LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) to engage key audiences, including alumni, and grow prospective/target audiences.
Working knowledge of the following: WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing tools to customize content for a wide range of audiences, preferred.
Familiarity with Salesforce and other CRM platforms to coordinate, deliver, and manage communications with the design community (e.g. students, partners, donors).
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint).
Self-motivated with excellent project management and problem-solving skills.
Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
Excellent email and phone etiquette with a strong customer service focus.
Excellent verbal and written communication, listening and presentation skills.
Strong relationship-building and teamwork skills both with organizations and individuals.
Ability to manage and understand metrics and use them to iterate and improve campaigns, and collaborate to better direct resources to various outreach efforts.
Ability to maximize relevance of existing content and programs and maximize their use.
Interest in identifying visual storytelling opportunities (graphics, video) and using events to cultivate and grow communities.
Interest in organizing and optimizing existing contacts.
Fast-paced, agile and amenable multi-tasker and quick learner.
Ability and willingness to identify needs and gaps and collaborate to fill them.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.
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