Associate Director of Marketing Communications - Engineering Administration
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4199127
Associate Director of Marketing Communications
The Office of Marketing & Communications
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Office of Marketing & Communications in The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for an Associate Director of Marketing Communications position. This position serves as the college lead for advancement-related and corporate relations communications. This position strategizes on comprehensive communication plans, creates content and manages flow of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship communication to donors, alumni, friends, and industry partners; produces content and manages key messages across platforms, multimedia channels and events through partnership with advancement, corporate relations, and communication professionals across the college.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Content Development, Implementation and Execution:
Develop on-brand multimedia content that drives measurable engagement with key audiences and stakeholders, supports college and university strategic goals and is integrated across all relevant channels.
Research, write and edit content, collaborating with college-wide faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry partners to develop compelling and persuasive messaging and materials in line with the college brand.
Lead the development, implementation, and execution of college-wide content campaigns for key audiences.
Write event invitations, scripts, and programs.
Work within the OMC project management system and workflow to maintain ongoing status of proposals and projects.
Planning and Strategy:
Manage communications annual planning and priority setting for advancement-related and corporate relations communication in concert with college marketing and communications, advancement, and corporate relations leadership.
Create, organize, and deliver regular marketing communication plans for key audiences throughout the respective funnel.
Lead and manage the planning and production of multimedia communications for key audiences in close coordination with the Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) and college stakeholders.
Develop new and interesting ways to use marketing communications platforms in strategic alignment with the broader college and university marketing communications strategy.
Develop analytics data, implement decisions based on that data, and regularly present to leadership.
Guide college-wide communication professionals sharing best practices, aligning content and channel strategies, as well as writing, updating and maintaining consistent and compelling content for key audiences.
Create and implement strategic communication plans informed by emerging topics, trends, and strategies relevant to Grainger Engineering audiences.
Manage the integration and alignment of Grainger Engineering and University of Illinois brand and marketing strategies and guidelines with all communications.
Cultivate and foster effective communication with various groups, including alumni, donors, industry partners, government agencies, faculty, staff, students, and external vendors.
Represent Grainger Engineering communications on college and campus committees as requested.
Assume additional duties related to communications to further the Grainger Engineering mission and strategic priorities including assisting with events as needed.
Move quickly and flexibly, work on projects simultaneously, and resolve complex situations.
Guide projects from start to finish using project management tools.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field.
Five (5) years of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related profession.
Demonstrated experience with digital storytelling, professional writing, and conducting interviews.
Experience with data analysis and marketing research.
Experience with digital design, print and electronic materials.
Experience in advancement or similar field.
Experience communicating scientific research to both technical and nontechnical audiences. Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of, or interest in, science and engineering.
Excellent writing and editing skills and a proven track-record of successfully funded proposals.
Ability to comprehend complex ideas and translate them into clear, concise language.
Ability to work collaboratively yet be self-motivated, responsible, and deadline oriented.
Working knowledge of applications and software such as Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver).
Knowledge in creating/reviewing strategies.
This is a full-time Civil Service Marketing Associate classification appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.
The minimum salary is $75,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Hybrid work options may be available for this position, with the ability to be on-site as needed. Work authorization is not available for this position.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on June 5, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Please upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Rachael Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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