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Company:
University of California, Davis
City:
Davis
State:
California
Country:
USA
Posted: 08/14/2019
Director of Strategic Communications
Requisition Number: 03024504

Recruitment Open To: UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public

Final Filing Date: 09-20-2019

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position: DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Payroll Title: COMM MGR 1

Salary: $6608.33 - $14,808.33/MO

Appointment Type: Career

Appointment Description:
100%, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit

Department: L&S DEANS OFC - ADMIN - 040000

Location: Davis

Allow Applicants to Attach:
Resume
Cover Letter
References

Job Summary:

Provides strategic communications and marketing leadership for the College of Letters and Science. As a member of the Dean's senior leadership team, the Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for articulating and achieving a comprehensive and integrated media and marketing strategy that extends the reach and profile of the College, advances its core missions, and promotes the value of liberal arts and sciences education and research. 

Leads a team of communication professionals to deliver high quality marketing and branding materials to increase the reach and profile of the College and its programs across all media platforms, for internal and external audiences. Provides informed counsel to the Dean and senior administrators on internal and external communications issues. With responsibilities for supporting communications and branding within undergraduate student recruitment, alumni engagement and development, engages a wide range of audiences, including prospective and current students and families, peer institutions, national media, alumni, and donors and friends. Working in consultation with the College's leadership team and the UC Davis Office of Strategic Communications, develops strategies to build the strongest base of support for the College. Serves as a member of the College's senior administrative team.

With almost 1000 full-time faculty members and an annual budget in excess of $250 million, the College of Letters and Science is the largest academic unit at UC Davis, itself the most comprehensive university in the University of California system. The College's highly ranked and nationally regarded academic and research programs span from the fine arts to the physical sciences, and more than 14,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students are pursuing degrees through the College. Committed to the value of the liberal arts and sciences, the College is integral to delivering the comprehensive excellence that defines UC Davis.

Physical Demands:
  • Sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends to respond to operational needs.
  • Occasional travel to attend meetings, conferences and events including possible overnight travel.
Work Environment:
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required. 

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or other related field, or equivalent experience/training.
  • 5 or more years of successively increasing responsibility in communications/public relations/media/branding and marketing.
  • Excellent promotional and editorial writing skills, with strong skills in art direction and visual identity.
  • Experience across a range of media, to include both print and digital, with written and design components.
  • Demonstrated progression of experience with increasing responsibilities using independent judgment.
  • Experience writing articles, speeches, position papers, web and social media content, marketing and development materials, and visual presentations.
  • Skills to develop coherent, memorable, high-impact branding that expresses the core values of the College to a range of audiences.
  • Interpersonal skills and political acumen to communicate with a broad range of internal and external constituents with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent interview, research, collaboration and management skills.
  • Skills to independently manage and prioritize multiple activities, initiatives and projects to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public information, marketing, outreach and media relations.
  • Communication and public relation skills to effectively communicate complex information in an understandable manner through multiple communication channels to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of development communications, marketing and donor cultivation strategies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education marketing and communications.
  • Academic background and professional experience in marketing and branding.
  • Academic background and professional experience in graphic design.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing a brand identity and developing collateral materials.
  • Experience with crisis communications.
  • Media relations experience and track record of placement.
  • Supervisory and budgetary experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fields and disciplines within the liberal arts and sciences.

Requisition Number: 03024504

Recruitment Open To: UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public

Final Filing Date: 09-20-2019

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position: DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Payroll Title: COMM MGR 1

Salary: $6608.33 - $14,808.33/MO

Appointment Type: Career

Appointment Description:
100%, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit

Department: L&S DEANS OFC - ADMIN - 040000

Location: Davis

Allow Applicants to Attach:
Resume
Cover Letter
References

Job Summary:

Provides strategic communications and marketing leadership for the College of Letters and Science. As a member of the Dean's senior leadership team, the Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for articulating and achieving a comprehensive and integrated media and marketing strategy that extends the reach and profile of the College, advances its core missions, and promotes the value of liberal arts and sciences education and research. 

Leads a team of communication professionals to deliver high quality marketing and branding materials to increase the reach and profile of the College and its programs across all media platforms, for internal and external audiences. Provides informed counsel to the Dean and senior administrators on internal and external communications issues. With responsibilities for supporting communications and branding within undergraduate student recruitment, alumni engagement and development, engages a wide range of audiences, including prospective and current students and families, peer institutions, national media, alumni, and donors and friends. Working in consultation with the College's leadership team and the UC Davis Office of Strategic Communications, develops strategies to build the strongest base of support for the College. Serves as a member of the College's senior administrative team.

With almost 1000 full-time faculty members and an annual budget in excess of $250 million, the College of Letters and Science is the largest academic unit at UC Davis, itself the most comprehensive university in the University of California system. The College's highly ranked and nationally regarded academic and research programs span from the fine arts to the physical sciences, and more than 14,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students are pursuing degrees through the College. Committed to the value of the liberal arts and sciences, the College is integral to delivering the comprehensive excellence that defines UC Davis.

Physical Demands:

  • Sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends to respond to operational needs.
  • Occasional travel to attend meetings, conferences and events including possible overnight travel.
Work Environment:
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required. 

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or other related field, or equivalent experience/training.
  • 5 or more years of successively increasing responsibility in communications/public relations/media/branding and marketing.
  • Excellent promotional and editorial writing skills, with strong skills in art direction and visual identity.
  • Experience across a range of media, to include both print and digital, with written and design components.
  • Demonstrated progression of experience with increasing responsibilities using independent judgment.
  • Experience writing articles, speeches, position papers, web and social media content, marketing and development materials, and visual presentations.
  • Skills to develop coherent, memorable, high-impact branding that expresses the core values of the College to a range of audiences.
  • Interpersonal skills and political acumen to communicate with a broad range of internal and external constituents with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent interview, research, collaboration and management skills.
  • Skills to independently manage and prioritize multiple activities, initiatives and projects to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public information, marketing, outreach and media relations.
  • Communication and public relation skills to effectively communicate complex information in an understandable manner through multiple communication channels to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of development communications, marketing and donor cultivation strategies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education marketing and communications.
  • Academic background and professional experience in marketing and branding.
  • Academic background and professional experience in graphic design.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing a brand identity and developing collateral materials.
  • Experience with crisis communications.
  • Media relations experience and track record of placement.
  • Supervisory and budgetary experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fields and disciplines within the liberal arts and sciences.

Contact:

Human Resources
Employment and Outreach Services
University of California, Davis

Online App. Form: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83121