Job Summary: Under general supervision from Marketing Manager, works independently to manage marketing, media advertising and public relations for Bienen School of Music concerts, residencies, festivals, lectures and other presentations. Working Conditions: Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. Specific Responsibilities:
Serves as co-editor for promotional materials, including print advertising, postcards, posters, flyers, press releases, social media, email marketing, digital advertising and radio copy.
In coordination with Marketing Manager, manages a part-time student assistant staff that serves as administrative assistants, copywriters/editors and graphic designers. Serves as primary coordinator for annual hiring campaign.
Collaborates with Marketing Manager to prepare marketing plans and promotional strategies for Bienen School of Music concerts.
Updates and maintains content of Concerts and Events web pages.
Coordinates concert office direct mail campaigns (lists, trades, mail house, etc.)
Manages the distribution of marketing materials on the Northwestern campus and surrounding community.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
A four-year college degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Two years of professional experience working in marketing, public relations or communications.
Demonstrated experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, graphic design, music or arts administration.
Adaptability – Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Collaboration – Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one’s own team; respects the needs and contributions of others.
Collegiality - Being helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Communication – Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Computer Proficiency - Successfully uses multiple software programs independently. Software may include Microsoft Office, applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, email and web browsers.
Efficiency/Dependability - Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands/pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
Ethics and Integrity - Follows through on commitments; incorporates honesty, respect and fairness in daily actions; demands trustworthiness from others; demonstrates courage and objectivity.
Initiative – Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
Judgment - Demonstrates logic, rationality and objectivity; shows common sense; uses all available information to make educated decisions.
Meets Deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines.
Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources.
People Management - Setting clear expectations, reviewing progress, providing feedback and guidance, holding people accountable.
Quality/Compliance - Striving for excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring University policies and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of classical music and the performing arts.
Web design experience.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 33460
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.