Bloomington, Indiana,, Department THE O’NEILL SCHOOL – BL SPEA (BL-SPEA-IUBLA) Department Information Founded in 1972 as SPEA, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States, boasting an alumni network of more than 36,000. Our Mission The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs works to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. We promote sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. We give our students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe. Our Guiding Values Our commitment is shaped by these shared and guiding beliefs: All people deserve to live in thriving and sustainable communities. Strong, healthy communities depend on well-educated, innovative and ethical leaders, and informed and engaged citizens. Creative, current, and rigorous research informs sound decision-making. Leaders need both relevant information and the skills necessary to interpret and use information and data effectively. Successful leaders must be able to bridge public, private, and nonprofit sector boundaries. Conversation and collaboration among individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills leads to more vibrant ideas and solutions. Job Summary O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Marketing and Communications office seeks qualified applicants for the position of Communications Leader. Responsibilities include but not limited to the following: Directs operations for the marketing and communications function by providing oversight and direction within a department, large multi-faceted department, or multiple departments. Hires, trains, evaluates, coaches, assigns work, sets goals and objectives, determines staffing needs, and directs the work of a team of Communications Generalists and/or Communications Assistants. Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders; determines communications needs, projects, and programs to align with objectives and goals and manages processes such as the development of communications timelines related to such initiatives. Reviews drafts of communications and projects and coaches on grammar, tone, branding guidelines, formatting, and other elements that may affect the perception of messaging or reputation of the department. Responds to escalated and complex inquiries and requests and explains policies, procedures, and context of communications. Assists in budget planning and administration for communications initiatives, including expenditures, revenue projections, and program costs. Monitors industry trends and best practices, makes process and operational and strategic recommendations to manager, and assists in implementing recommendations to optimize operations and progress toward objectives. May provide guidance to lower-level Communications Leaders. Qualifications EDUCATION Required Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or a related field. WORK EXPERIENCE Required 4 years of experience in a relevant field. 1 year of management experience in a relevant field. Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. SKILLS Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent collaboration and team building skills. Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback. Instills commitment to organizational goals. Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills. Effective conflict management skills. Builds and manages effective teams. Working Conditions / Demands This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. Work Location Indiana University Bloomington Job Classification Career Level: Sr. Operational FLSA: Exempt Job Function: Marketing & Communications Job Family: Communications Generalist Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework. Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date. If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments. New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page . Equal Employment Opportunity Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information . Campus Safety and Security The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD. 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