Job Description

Payroll Title:
COMM SPEC 3
Department:
JACOBS SCHOOL RESEARCH GROUPS
Hiring Pay Scale
$75,000 - $85,000 / Year
Worksite:
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Contract
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#129973 Director of Communications and Marketing

Extended Deadline: Tue 6/25/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

This is a 100% Contract position for 1 year with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.

DESCRIPTION

Oversees a comprehensive communications program for the Center for Microbiome Innovation with 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.

With work direction provided by the Executive Director of the CMI, creates and implements strategic communications plans and projects primarily driven to an industry partner audience. Performs a wide range of duties in the following areas: editing, writing, scheduling external communications and features for various publications, uses email, blogs and the web, community outreach, development communications, marketing plans and implementation, social media and special events. Works and collaborates regularly with other senior staff to shape, create, and develop external and internal institutional relations objectives and positions. Emphasis is on maintaining excellent relations with both faculty and staff as well as existing and future industry partners to create a content rich experience.

~Cover letter required for a complete application.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Knowledge of Microbiome research and/or industry.

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

  • 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.

  • Experience using computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and / or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.

  • Experience creating clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the organization's message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.

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

  • Experience with and ability to use and learn software or platform including Adobe suite, CRM, Newsletter tools, Blog tools, Website platform management, etc.

  • Ability to comprehend academic research as well as industry needs and to write and translate the work in a way that is understandable to the general public.

  • Thorough knowledge of content management systems and / or relevant web applications used for web production and organization-specific computer application programs.

  • 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.

  • Thorough understanding and experience in all news / media mediums including the internet, social media and other emerging technologies.

  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short-term strategic communications plans.

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

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Evening and weekend work occasionally required.

  • Background check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $74,300 - $134,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $35.58 - $64.42

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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Application Instructions

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