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Communications Manager

Company name
Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Pr, Journalism, Media

Posted on
Oct 15,2019

Valid Through
Jan 28,2020

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Communications Manager','1900007Q','!*!Columbia College Chicago is an

acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive

education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim

to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new

creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We

are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant

Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.


Columbia College Chicago a private

urban institution of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, four-year

College offering a distinctive curriculum that blends liberal arts, creative

and media arts and business is currently searching for a Communications Manager.Reporting

to the Senior Director of Campus Communications, the Communications Manager in

Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER) serves as the

communications account manager for various academic departments, client groups

and business units across the college. The Communications Manager develops,

creates and executes effective communications content, plans and strategies

that elevate the college’s position and prominence, drive enrollment, and meet

fundraising goals. The Communications Manager writes and communicates unique,

compelling and consistent brand messages across multiple channels and for

internal and external audiences, including faculty and staff, prospective

students, alumni, media and the general public.



Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as communications liaison/account

manager for specific client groups at the college. Regularly meet with and

build relationships with clients to fully understand their business goals and

translate those goals through the lens of strategic college goals. Communicate client goals to the larger team in

order to integrate client interests into the overall communications goals and

objectives of SCER and the college at large.Plan, create and execute effective

communications strategies and tactics that support delivery of college strategy

and business priorities. Specific activities include researching, interviewing,

reporting, writing, editing and fact checking a variety of content for client to

be used for marketing and communications channels, including department/client

websites and marketing collateral; individual project communications plans;

large-scale communications plans and press materials such as news releases and

media advisories.Manage communications projects from

start to finish; review all major deliverables to ensure quality standards and

client expectations are met; and deliver final products to clients for review.Manage appropriate client expectations,

client communications, conflict resolution and compliance on client

deliverables. Collaborate daily with Campus

Communications staff and Design & Brand Management Team to ensure

appropriate communications coverage and branding.Direct the activities of internal and

external partners such as designers, photographers and writers.Perform other related projects and

duties as assigned.Follow Columbia’s brand and style

guide.Perform other related duties and/or

responsibilities as assigned or required.

','!*!Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing,

Communications or a related field.6 years of experience in a fast-paced

editorial/communications environment, with strong client and project management

skills. At least two of those years in a client account management role within

a complex organization.Familiarity with higher education

institutions preferred.Superior writing, editing and verbal

communication skills.Highly collaborative and

relationship-building style with strong customer service skills.Proven ability to lead, take charge,

and offer opinions and direction with a sense of urgency, drive and energy.Demonstrated ability to manage multiple

projects in a demanding, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment.Strong command of Associated Press

style preferred.



This job description is not designed to cover or contain

a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of

the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department

and/or college.At Columbia, we offer a rewarding

work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering

competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage;

flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death

& dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life

benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial

planning benefits. We invite you to join our talented

faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure

Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through

innovation, engagement and real-world experiences. Additional InformationPosition subject to a background

screening.This is an exempt non-union position. Qualified candidates of diverse

backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Columbia College Chicago is an equal

opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and

regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the

basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic

information, or other protected classes under the law.

 ','United States-Illinois-Chicago','Administrative/Clerical','Full-time','Day Job','Standard','Individual Contributor','No','Communications Manager

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