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Job ID: 165216

Communications Manager
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Aug. 13, 2021
Title Communications Manager
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Administration & Finance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Public Relations/Marketing
    Computing/Informational Services

The Communications Manager has responsibility for developing and implementing communication strategies to support major initiatives and projects in the Divisions of Administration and Finance (A&F) and Information Technology (IT). Establishes standards and provides oversight of content for websites, publications and other internal and external communication channels. This position has demonstrated skill in conceiving and implementing effective and creative communication strategies for complex and sensitive subjects; can produce quality work quickly; has superior writing, editing and interpersonal skills; brings a strategic approach to communicating across traditional and digital platforms; is skilled in turning sometimes dry or technical information into content that can be understood by campus and is keenly interested in creating communications that educate and help foster strong internal relationships.

Key responsibilities include proactively planning, writing and implementing print and digital communications (announcements and informational updates, leadership messages, fact sheets, website content, newsletter articles, updates on strategic priorities etc.) for faculty, staff and students. This position is also responsible for drafting talking points, presentations and other materials the vice president of administration and finance & CFO and other members of A&F/IT leadership teams will need.

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