The Director is responsible for understanding alumni and donor audiences, and driving creative, cutting-edge strategies for communicating the academic priorities of the school to these audiences. He/she will develop efficient and effective project management protocols and serve as a creative resource for the department. The Director will partner closely with departments across the School and campus, in particular with Booth Marketing and Central ARD Communications, to establish and strategically promote the Chicago Booth brand throughout the Schoolâ™s global community of alumni, students, and friends.
Develop, execute and oversee implementation of comprehensive multi-year development and alumni relations communications plan.
Production and execution of all advancement print, digital and collateral materials, including web content.
Serve as primary advancement marketing and communications liaison within the School and with the Alumni Relations and Development (ARD) Communication office.
Integrate messaging and branding across internal and external audiences.
Oversee mass email communication to alumni and donor audiences (Marketo).
Manage all executive level advancement communication for the Dean, Deputy Deans and the Associate Dean of Advancement.
Manage all campaign related communication materials including, campaign case, white papers, campaign priority descriptions, web content, multi-media and other related documents.
Manage alumni surveys and focus groups.
Develop creative briefs and project briefs; develop promotional campaigns and materials, and execute on deliverables.
Work closely with the schoolâ™s Marketing group on a myriad of projects related to alumni and donor audiences.
Partner closely with other Chicago Booth departments, especially with marketing professionals in Admissions, Advancement, Career Services, Communications (and contracted media agencies), Corporate Relations, and Executive Education.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
A minimum five years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, advancement, alumni relations, donor relations, communications, marketing, public relations or similar work required.
A minimum of three years of management experience, including staff required.
Previous professional experience in advancement marketing and communications required.
Campaign experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to both delegate and to execute, the ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required,
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write well required.
Strong commitment to customer service required.
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
Must be flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment required.
Excellent verbal and writing skills required.
Excellent organizational skills and computer skills required.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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