• Senior Global Communications Specialist

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2020-114138
    Institution
    Adtalem Global Education
    Department
    Government Relations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

     

    The Senior Global Communications Specialist will assist the Director, Communications in the development and implementation of public relations strategies to support Adtalem Global Education’s Medical & Healthcare Vertical. This includes researching, developing, writing and producing a wide range of communications materials aimed at elevating the institution and vertical reputations and driving growth. S/he will also engage with institutional subject matter experts to build strong relationships that will result in solid opportunities for media coverage.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Execute strategic PR initiatives and plans to elevate institutional expertise and drive growth.
    • Research, write, edit and distribute PR materials, including press releases, op-ed/bylined articles and media pitches.
    • Ensure that messages support and are consistent with marketing, government relations and investor relations strategies.
    • Develop relationships with institutional experts and leverage those relationships to identify media opportunities.
    • Serve as media contact as needed.
    • Completes other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

     

    • A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field required.
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Experience in higher education and/or healthcare communications a plus.
    • Superior planning, organizing and project management skills, including the ability to inspire others to meet deadlines.
    • A high attention to detail with a solid understanding of AP style.
    • Strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation and composition rules required for editing and proofreading material.
    • A strong work ethic and ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively work with people at all levels, including the CEO and other executives.
    • PC, mobile and web/online savvy, including full suite of Microsoft offerings.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Able to meet tight deadlines and prioritize a varied workload in a fast paced and demanding environment with several competing priorities.
    • Willing to learn new skills, expand knowledge, and adapt to technological and business changes.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with individuals at all levels.


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    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

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