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Director of communications

The Director of Communications will define and lead effective, accurate communications strategies to support Ingenuity’s objectives and enhance the organization’s mission and reputation.  They will act as Ingenuity’s key media spokesperson and maintain positive relationships between various internal and external stakeholders, ensuring Ingenuity is viewed as the primary source of arts education-related information within Chicago’s diverse arts and education network.

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Collective Impact Panels

Ingenuity represents stakeholders committed to improving arts education for students in Chicago Public Schools. To inform our work, we seek regular input from a variety of stakeholders including arts organizations, funders, and school leadership and personnel, with the goal of creating greater alignment and strategic efficiencies in where and how arts education is being provided within CPS. Ingenuity has three Collective Impact Panels:

Internships

Ingenuity hosts high-performing interns interested in the intersection of education and arts education, youth development, public policy and school reform. Interns support all of Ingenuity’s areas of focus, and they receive a rich learning experience including participation in sector meetings, planning for Ingenuity Institutes, and supporting various research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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Partnerships & Professional Learning Internship

Communications & Advocacy Internship

 

What interns have to say about their experience with Ingenuity:

“Designing the Partner Starter Institute allowed me to work with a range of staff members as I created the invitation list, developed content, spread the word, and finally executed. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a dynamic project as it has greatly prepared me for the next step.”

“I plan to continue working in the public education sector, advancing District policy through programming and advocacy efforts. I am eager for what is to come and cannot wait to see Ingenuity enter the next phase of their work. Thank you for a great summer!”

“Interning at Ingenuity was a challenging extension of my graduate studies that exposed me to strategic thinking and innovation in the Chicago education arena. I was immediately welcomed into the team and experienced a fantastic office culture that valued the input of all staff members. I left the internship as a more critical thinker because of the opportunities I had to contribute extensively to the Data & Research and Public Policy initiatives. If you want an internship experience that integrates you within the team and organizes your work so you maximize your time with the company, look no further than the team at Ingenuity.”

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