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$60,000 - $80,000 / Year
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#116388 Marketing Specialist 3

Filing Deadline: Mon 5/30/2022

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 5/17/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/30/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Experienced professional who performs the full range of marketing activities, including coordinating events and developing and implementing promotional strategies, materials and products designed to promote awareness for innovation & entrepreneurship (I&E) activities at UC San Diego.

The marketing program includes written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational, marketing and communication branding strategies. Designs and implements information campaigns to a) inform the campus population (including students, faculty and administration) of I&E resources and opportunities; b) tell the UC San Diego I&E story to external communities of interest, including the general public, industry, innovation organizations and government at all levels; and c) support OIC and campus initiatives to raise funding for I&E activities through philanthropic donations, grants and sponsorships. Works with University Communications & Public Affairs (UCPA), Research Affairs, and Development offices, as well as campus I&E units, to identify and develop stories of interest, disseminate information about opportunities and develop campus-wide messaging.

This position might be eligible for a flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site.


  • Thorough knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.

  • Experience using analytics, earned media and other metrics to demonstrate the effectiveness of social media campaigns, communications plans and websites.

  • Experience or demonstrated ability to provide marketing support to campus leadership or executives.

  • Strong interpersonal communication and political acumen skills. Effective analytical and written communication skills.

  • Ability to comprehend academic research and/or technical industry activities and to write and translate the work in a way that is understandable to the general public.

  • Strong skills in event and media activities management.

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.

  • Thorough skills in understanding and effectively utilizing all news / media mediums including broadcast news, the internet, social media and other emerging technologies.

  • Thorough technical skills in 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 with and ability to use and learn software including Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Cision, Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint, WebEx,, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and complete projects quickly in a fast-paced environment.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on a background check.

  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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