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Associate Director, Collaboration Strategy

Company: University of Chicago
Location: Hyde Park
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Department Booth Marketing and CommunicationsAbout the Department The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.Job Summary The ultimate charge of the Collaboration team is to create greater transparency and alignment through more planned, structured, and strategic internal communications across the Chicago Booth landscape, in the service of creating a more informed, collaborative, and unified community. The Associate Director of Collaboration will develop and support enterprise-level internal communications processes and solutions that are focused on inspiring and connecting Booth's internal audience.With this focus on agile and connective processes, the Associate Director will help design and support creative strategies for communicating with and engaging internal audiences. Central to this work will be partnering with the Director to develop an engaging digital strategy, including processes for auditing and updating enterprise-level content that articulate and connect internal audiences with Booth's brand, values, and priorities, creating greater awareness, affinity, and advocacy amongst internal audiences. The Associate Director will support an internal communication network at Booth, sharing brand guidelines, communications support, and best practices amongst all communication professionals. The Associate Director will also aggregate existing communications tools and resources and assist in developing additional training and documentation for internal communications.ResponsibilitiesSupports transparency, aligns existing channels for communications, and ultimately bridges silos within Booth.Supports a communications network amongst Booth key communicators. Develops operational protocols, shares information, and promotes best practices.Discovers creative ways to reinforce and educate internal audiences on the mission, vision, and goals of Booth.Promotes understanding of the brand and community, ultimately strengthening affinity and advocacy amongst internal communities.Supports Booth Management Group's meeting logistics. Shares agendas, notes, and pre/post-meeting communications.Serves as a member of the Booth editorial group. Creates and shares relevant Booth content to internal audiences.Partners with Director of Communications and Public Relations and team. Coordinates and disseminates critical information relative to crisis and reputational management situations.Coordinates with University of Chicago Communications department. Collects and shares relevant internal news and communication amongst Booth populations.Acts as a researcher and planner for a wide array of efforts led by the department/division.Develops and maintains a database of peer and competitor profiles. Helps establish and maintain a database of faculty (international) research topics and international inter-institutional collaborations.Performs other related work as needed.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.Certifications:Preferred QualificationsExperience:Internal communications professional with a minimum of five years relevant experience.Experience in a large, matrixed organization.Preferred CompetenciesStrong interest and expertise in communications-related process flow management and improvement.Exceptional project management and organizational skills, including the ability to meet multiple external and internal deadlines.Exceptional written and verbal communication, problem-solving, decision-making, client service, proofreading, and cross-department collaboration skills.Self-motivated go-getter with a positive attitude; work independently with a high degree of initiative.Strong business acumen and emotional intelligence.Application DocumentsResume/CV (required)Cover Letter (required)When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.Job Family Administration & ManagementRole Impact Individual ContributorFLSA Status ExemptPay Frequency MonthlyScheduled Weekly Hours 37.5Benefits Eligible YesRequires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement YesDrug Test Required NoHealth Screen Required NoMotor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required NoPosting StatementEmployees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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