Advance/Marketing Communication Specialist
DePaul University - Chicago, IL

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The Advance/Marketing Communication Specialist will report to the Director of Enrollment Communications. This position will support the enrollment communications department. He/she will act as a project manager and manage enrollment communication tactics for University and college-based efforts.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with internal departments and colleges to produce marketing materials.
  • Serve as the main contact, liaison and project manager for recruitment communication initiatives with a focus on graduate markets.
  • Proofread and edit enrollment communications collateral.
  • Coordinate projects with outside and/or internal vendors; such as: copywriters, graphic designers, photographers and printers.
  • Develop, produce, proofread/edit, deliver and manage the deadline of each project.
  • Supervise 1 Assistant Director and oversee proper project management of his/her assigned graduate enrollment marketing initiatives.
  • Manage ad hoc enrollment communication projects from inception to completion, including the production of recruitment publications (brochures, direct mail and other marketing collateral).
  • Research, develop and execute marketing communication strategies and tactics.
  • Support director with DePaul graphic standards compliance.
  • Serve as brand steward for the University to ensure recruitment materials are brand compliant.
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor 1 Assistant Director and oversee his/her assigned projects daily.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years of marketing experience in a highly respected consumer product or services firm or non-profit organization.
  • Experience in marketing communications management, direct response, print and electronic production and project management.
  • Previous client service experience.
  • Knowledge of PhotoShop, QuarkXPress, and InDesign and/or similar graphic design programs.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of marketing principles.
  • Familiarity with local creative, print and direct marketing resources.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong written, verbal and proofreading/editing skills.
  • Accountable for his/her work.
  • Highly proactive, detail-oriented, analytical and resourceful.
  • Team player with a cooperative spirit and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines, multi-task and work independently on projects from inception to completion.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in marketing or communications.

Salary & Benefits:

DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission.

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