Oversight and administration of Harris Schoolâ™s social media channels, strategy and process.
Works with the Director of Communications and Public Affairs to oversee all aspects of the Schoolâ™s official social media presence and the Harris social media center of excellence.
Develops annual social media strategy.
Continues to build and evolve social listening processes with support from team and other available resources.
Manages and trains social media coordinator and/or other staff and resources that can help to run daily functions of the schoolâ™s social media operation.
Oversees all live-event social media activations and personally manage highly visible school wide events such as the Deanâ™s Award Ceremony and Harris Policy Forums.
Supervises social media calendaring process.
Serves as quality control for all social content created for main Harris channels.
Works closely with senior team members to determine key aspects of measurement and analytics.
Administers and guides approach to community management.
Works to build and maintain relationships across Harris and with other social media owners across UChicago.
Identifies new and innovative ways to disseminate faculty research and Harris thought leadership.
Develops approach for extending the reach of Not Another Politics Podcast, leveraging social and digital channels, as well as influencer engagements.
Develops and launch series of digital convenings utilizing methods such as Facebook Lives, Reddit AMAs, Twitter chats, Clubhouse, etc. to connect Harris thought leaders with policy influencers.
Creates digital first content such as videos, gifs, etc. to live on website, social media platforms and emails with the goal of furthering the impact of Harris communications.
Works closely with team to devise and execute influencer engagement campaigns.
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; avenues of digital communications and social media. The incumbent is still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
Solves a range of straightforward problems, as work assignments are difficult and broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Manage digital and social media assets (including routine website maintenance); compiles and analyzes relevant metrics based on established strategic goals.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, digital marketing or a related field.
Prior experience in social media, communications or higher education.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Working knowledge of all major social media platforms and experience managing a small social media team.
Familiarity with Buffer, Canva, Adobe Suite, Airtable and Asana.
Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to the job.
Strong verbal and writing skills, and creativity in using multimedia to tell stories online.
Anticipate and respond to future needs.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative; high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Flexibility to respond quickly to marketing opportunities.
Cover Letter (required)
Please submit a writing sample (i.e. press release, drafted social media posts, etc.) in addition to a digital asset you have designed (required)
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