| Vice President for Communications: In addition to leading the University's overall communications strategy, the Vice President for Communications has direct responsibility for the following on a day-to-day basis:-Advise President Zimmer and other senior officers on a broad range of internal and external communications.-Reach and build relevant audiences leveraging all elements of the University's communications capacity including: media relations, public affairs, and branding; the University's news office and internal news channels; the University's creative communications group, UChicago Creative; and the design and content of the University's website. -Work closely with academic deans and officers to coordinate and integrate communications across the University, including University planning, trustee relations, development activities, alumni outreach, and recruitment of students, faculty, and staff.-Inspire, lead, mobilize, and advocate for a team of 20+ professionals building bench strength and functional capability positioning the office of communications as a results oriented partner and trusted advisor to the campus.-Define and drive a clearly articulated narrative arc that consistently positions the University of Chicago as the leading, cross-disciplinary intellectual voice and that highlights the University's accomplishments across all areas.-Enhance media coverage at the community, regional, national, and international levels resulting in increased awareness and understanding of the University of Chicago and its positioning as a leading intellectual voice.-Establish clearly defined, accessible, and pragmatic issues management and crisis communications plans and procedures.The successful candidate will have an established record of effective leadership of a dynamic communications enterprise within an organization with diverse and complex constituencies. He or she will understand and have enthusiasm for the University's mission and will be excited by the opportunity to apply a strategic vision for raising the University's visibility and impact. The successful candidate will provide leadership by exhibiting a combination of insight, innovation, transparency, fairness, persuasiveness, and commitment to the institution. He or she will thrive as a leader in a relationship-driven culture where intellectual acuity is highly valued and where new ideas are openly deliberated and refined. This professional will be energized by the opportunity to propose, debate, develop, and implement new communications strategies across the University, creating new approaches to communications that gain widespread acceptance and support. |
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