Senior Communications Specialist

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Who We Are:

Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is an accredited institution comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master in Public Health degree program. For the most updated accreditation information, visit

Chamberlain University continues to raise the standard of nursing and healthcare education as well as advance healthcare outcomes in communities across the country and around the world. Chamberlain University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States.

Position Details

Senior Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Downers Grove, IL

Opportunity at a Glance:

The position will develop and execute comprehensive and strategic communications plans and programs to support business growth objectives by enhancing the image and reputation of the institution and its brand among students, colleagues, alumni, strategic partners, the healthcare industry and the community. Reporting to the communications manager, the position partners with internal national stakeholders to write, develop and produce communications required to support internal departments, campuses, programs and key stakeholders.


  • Define and create necessary communication vehicles including email, text, newsletters, social media, website, etc. 
  • Create and cultivate relevant, engaging content that elevates the brand and drives leads through email nurture, blog posts, eBooks/eGuides, infographics, articles and presentations. 
  • Work with internal departments (including national stakeholders) to write and develop coordinated and planned communications ensuring consistency of messaging and alignment with defined institutional objectives. 
  • Partner with the social media and external communications teams to drive engagement and ensure consistency of messaging across channels and audiences. 
  • Incorporate and proliferate a consistent brand message across all communications initiatives. 
  • Support communications manager by drafting and/or editing multifaceted communications including but not limited to University-wide updates, program launches, academic policy for curriculum updates, leadership transitions, issues/crisis management and major events/sponsorships. 
  • Support the communications manager in drafting content and responses to comments for the institution president/dean’s social media platforms elevating his or her presence and engagement in this space. 
  • Generate KPI/metric reports to support the analysis of communications initiatives and offer recommendations for the best ways to optimize future efforts. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field; master’s degree preferred. 
  • 7-10 years of experience in related positions. 
  • Well-developed writing/journalistic, editing and project management skills. 
  • Strong background in creating and implementing high-level communications plans. 
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, email marketing platforms, text, project planning software, social media and blog platforms, and content management software. 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Must be able to collaborate with a variety of colleagues across the organization, including leadership. 
  • Strong organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining work quality.

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