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Part-Time Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Community Music Division (CMD) in the School of Music (SOM), the Part-Time Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing marketing/engagement strategies for the CMD and its off-site partnership programs. The Coordinator collaborates with the SOM Director of Marketing and DePaul Director of Community Relations as well as Chicago Public School (CPS) administration and arts personnel to ensure representation of DePaul CMD across all areas.

This position will be working remotely until the Lincoln Park Campus reopens.

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST include a cover letter.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate marketing and engagement strategies to promote the CMD’s visibility and image to prospective students, families, CPS partners, and donors in the community.
  • Collaborate with SOM Director of Marketing and DePaul Director of Community Relations to ensure representation of the CMD at DePaul and within the community.
  • Manage creation, production, and distribution of all print and electronic materials including brochures, flyers, announcements, the CMD monthly newsletter and Spotlight Series.
    • Coordinate relationships with external designers, photographers and printers, and writing copy for all publications.
    • Maintain schedule and timeline for all marketing materials and community engagement activities.
  • Create content for and maintain the CMD’s website and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Work collaboratively with the CMD Director and Educational Programs Coordinator to enhance and expand the CPS Partnership Program through performances by SOM faculty and CMD teaching artists, site visits to collect data for marketing and student evaluation, and utilization of Ingenuity resources to explore new partnerships.
  • Plan and execute marketing strategies, design postcards and invitations, create and edit video content for CMD special events including the all-school fundraiser – Performathon (includes online Auction), the Concerto Festival, and the annual Patron Party.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with strong music and arts administration focus.
  • 2+ years of marketing and events planning experience.

Preferred Requirements

  • Comfortability with Mac computers and applications.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – ability to adjust image sizes and layout text.
  • Understanding of the differences in formatting images and designs for either print or web.
  • Ability to manage and convert a variety of file types including PSD, AI, PDF, and JPG.
  • Ability to perform mail merge and use basic equations.
  • Ability to make basic HTML adjustments.
  • Understanding of best practices for social media platforms – write taglines, format posts correctly, create events, etc.
  • Understanding of file types and file sizes for Audio/Video editing.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage relationships with external designers, photographers, and printers.
  • Supervise 2-4 student workers for special events such as Concerto Festival and Perfomathon.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating the CMD’s Marketing Budget.

Other Skills & Abilities Reqd

  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Outgoing personality, self-starter, detail-oriented.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Must function well in a small office environment where collaboration and teamwork are essential.
  • Advanced proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing.
  • Experience with mass e-mail program such as Constant Contact or Mail Chimp, website maintenance, and e-marketing.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel off-site.
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Other Attachments

You may upload other attachments (Transcripts, Portfolios, Writing samples) in the “My Activities” tab of your profile.

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST include a cover letter.

Additional Information

  • This is a year-round position requiring 25 hours per week.
  • Must be willing to work additional evening and weekend hours as needed for special events.

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Contact Info:
Fatima Mohammed
Job Type: Permanent
Location: CHICAGO