Senior Director of Policy and Communications, BFI
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Chicago, IL 60290
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14321 Becker Friedman Institute
ABOUT THE UNIT
The Senior Director of Policy and Communications is a key member of the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) leadership team and is responsible for both internal and external communications. In coordination with BFI leadership and with the support of a highly-talented communications and event staff, the Senior Director leads the institute s efforts to communicate Chicago Economics research insights to key external stakeholders, including media and policymakers. The Senior Director is also responsible for communicating BFI programming, resources, and other news with the University of Chicago academic community, alumni, and University leadership. The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) works with the Chicago Economics community to turn its evidence-based research into real-world impact. BFI takes a unique approach to bridging the divide between academic researchers and decision-makers in the business community and government by translating and packaging the rigorous work of the Chicago Economics community into accessible formats, and proactively sharing those findings with relevant decision-makers and thought leaders around the globe. BFI is a collaborative platform serving the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School. For more information visit https://bfi.uchicago.edu
Responsible for planning, preparing, publishing, and disseminating University sponsored information both internally and externally. Prepares written, graphical, audio, and visual material to support the communications to press and government agencies.
CAREER TRACK AND JOB LEVEL
Plans, prepares and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the University’s perspectives, programs, and accomplishments. Responsibilities typically include marketing, press relations, creative editorial and design services, and internal communications.
M4: Provides leadership and direction through managers. Is accountable for the performance and results of related departments. Executes functional plans and contributes to the development of unit strategy that has a division-wide impact. Decisions are guided by division, school or sub-function strategy and priorities.
Provides leadership and strategic direction to multiple teams of managers and professional staff responsible for publishing, planning, preparing and circulating programs, and accomplishments. Responsible for disseminating faculty research in the media and alumni and stakeholder engagement
11) Problem-solving skills.
12) Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
13) Ability to work as a member of a team.
14) Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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