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#117929 Communications Manager

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/01/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/11/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will have the option to work remotely or a hybrid schedule.


The UCSD Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences is composed of 65 faculty, 15 clinical fellows, 26 residents, and over 200 department staff members. The department is composed of 7 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Hospitalist, Complex Family Planning and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The department is ranked 3rd nationally in research funding compared to other OB-GYN Programs. This includes funding from the National Institutes of Health, NSF, CIRM, CDPH and other private institutions.

With limited technical supervision, the Communications Director will write content for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences website to showcase and generate awareness of departmental research activities and divisional information. The director will also continuously update the website with relevant content. This incumbent will independently exercise judgement for stylistic consistency and grammatical accuracy. The job requires interviewing a variety of staff, including Academic leadership, Faculty members, Division Managers and other administrative employees. Responsible for initiating and expanding the scope of information presented. This position uses independent judgment on the design and organizational structure and content for the departmental website.

The Communications Director is also responsible for the production, management, editing and marketing/dissemination of the department newsletter. The Director is responsible for transforming the existing version into a state of the art electronic newsletter that details the activities of the faculty and trainees at UCSD. The Director will develop an annual report for the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences to include departmental initiatives, the department CV, events, and issues of importance.

The Communications Director will oversee marketing of departmental faculty and activities; they will directly interact with the Health Sciences marketing team. They will also interface with the Health Science Development team. Develops and maintains departmental slides with department branding. Establishes and maintains reports to show progress of projects to management, oversees the successful completion of all assigned tasks, assumes the initiative and provides support to the Chair and DBO of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences. The Communications Director will manage social media content related to department-specific activities. Performs other related functions as required.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a department with moderately complex communications requirements. The communications program usually includes written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy. Designs and implements information campaigns.


  • Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.

  • Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.

  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. Familiar with marketing techniques and products.

  • Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.

  • Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.

  • Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.


  • Demonstrated experience working in a scientific/medical research environment.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Requires a flexible schedule.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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