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Reporting to the Dean of the Driehaus College of Business (DCOB), the Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications develops, directs and executes internal and external communications strategies that shape the college's brand image and encourage engagement among faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and industry allies. The Assistant Dean directs a two-person college marketing & communication team consisting of a Communication Analyst and Web & Social Media Content Editor.
What You'll Do:
Dean of communications strategy and execution
Provide strategic communications and marketing counsel to the Dean. Drafts speaking remarks, talking points, presentation materials, reports, and messages from the Dean that communicate the college's vision, strategic direction, and achievements to a wide range of internal and external audiences.
Advisory Council communications strategy and execution
Collaborate with the Dean, advancement officers, and DCOB Advisory Council (BAC) leadership on developing and executing communications strategies that engage members and support council initiatives
Website and social media content strategy
Collaborate with college and university stakeholders on strategy development and direct the college's Web & Social Media Editor in executing content strategy for DCOB's website, business.depaul.edu, and college-wide social media platforms.
Newsletter and blog strategy
Serve as editor-in-chief of the business college's semi-annual, web-based alumni newsletter, and chair the Business Exchange editorial board committee. Manage the editorial process from conception to delivery; assign, write, and edit stories and arrange photography; collaborate with DePaul's Alumni Relations on distribution.
Provide strategy oversight for the Communication Analyst, who serves as editor and manages newsletter and blog platforms that include General Journal, the School of Accountancy & MIS's newsletter, and Inside Kellstadt, a blog for prospective graduate business students.
Guide best practices and brand standards to college departments and centers to empower them to produce effective, high-quality, DePaul brand-compliant communications and marketing for their events and initiatives.
At the request of the Dean, write, edit, direct designers, and project manage the production of print marketing materials such as fact sheets, brochures, and postcards about the college and its distinctions.
Directs a Communication Analyst and Web & Social Media Content Editor.
Manages a small DCOB marketing & communications budget.
What You'll Need:
At least ten years of full-time public relations, communications and/or marketing leadership experience, with higher education or nonprofit experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree required, and master's degree preferred
Demonstrated experience in leading communication teams, planning and implementing strategic communications and building relationships among stakeholders.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience regarding how best to leverage and create content for a variety of communication platforms, including websites, email marketing/newsletters, social media/blogs, print publications, photography/videography and graphic design in support of strategic communications and marketing goals.
Demonstrated proficiency in writing and editing; knowledge of AP Style preferred.
Ability to self-start; proven track record of excellent strategic thinking with a high degree of comfort and flexibility managing multiple, competing priorities and with attention to complex details;
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.
Intermediate knowledge of basic statistical applications.
Intermediate knowledge of web site development and print publication production.
May require some evening or weekend work.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.