Assistant Director, Content, Communications
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Booth Advancement: Communications 2

About 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:

Job Summary

As a part of the communications team within Chicago Booth's Office of Advancement, the Assistant Director, Content, Communications is responsible for creating, curating, procuring, and tailoring compelling, action/impact-focused content-from written word to images to video-to activate, motivate, and inspire the department's core audiences (alumni, donors, volunteers) to engage with and invest in Booth.

Important components of this position include: contributing to the annual Advancement Communications editorial calendar as well as various communications and marketing strategies by developing and curating content and supporting tactical needs; partnering with colleagues to strategically execute on Advancement's storytelling approach and ideation; and orchestrating efficient and thorough processes to facilitate marketing and communications projects.


  • Develops content and strategizes on creative and interactive ways to engage with alumni, donors, and volunteers; particularly related to Advancement's websites, emails, social media, online communities and networks, Chicago Booth Magazine, and collateral.
  • Acts as the communications team's lead writer and editor.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on events and programs to determine communications approach. Develops content plans and executes tactically.
  • Serves as contact point person for many cyclical programs.
  • Collaborates with Booth Marketing and Communications as appropriate to optimize the effectiveness of collateral pieces for Advancement programs. Practices a standard of communication that is uniform and consistent with the school's branding and priorities.
  • 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.
  • Continues to build higher level knowledge of the University, processes and customers.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum three years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience with communication mediums and methods.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style or similar style guide.

Preferred Competencies
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely.
  • Self-motivate and work well with and through others.
  • Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work with new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
  • Successful experience in developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Excellent editing skills.
  • Skill in assessing quality of visual communications.

Working Conditions
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
  • Staff evening and weekend events on occasion.

Application Documents
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees 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: 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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