This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Initial resume review will begin 3/11/19.
The UC San Diego Human Resources Department is the campus central office encompassing numerous core campus organizations that include Disability Counseling and Consulting Services, Benefits, Compensation and Classification, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Data Analytics Services, Equal Opportunity Services, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Labor Relations, Retirement Resource Center, Policy Development and Work Life, Staff Education and Development, and Temporary Employment Services.
The HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager will independently develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Human Resources (HR) communications to UC San Diego employees, managers/supervisors, and leaders. This position will build a communication model to help UC San Diego employees feel informed about relevant policies, programs, and activities and ensures employees are able to find important information and resources when they need them. Will create strategy to inform the UC San Diego community about HR's vision, mission, and strategic goals.
The HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager will be a leader in creating and implementing a communication strategy in a consensus-driven environment, partnering closely with HR leadership and serving as a critical team member. This position will manage messages and content/knowledge creation for a range of communication programs and channels, including written, visual, digital, and electronic communications as well as training and events. Areas of focus will range from HR leadership updates, strategic priorities, policies and procedures, and key metrics to ensure an overall effective flow of relevant information.
This position will assess effectiveness and adjust strategy and plans as appropriate to ensure fresh, relevant, and meaningful communications for diverse constituencies. Additionally, this position will partner with other departments and UC San Diego communication professionals on a range of efforts that contribute to the strategic goals and execute HR's continuous improvement strategy, including staff engagement, recognition, and customer service goals and outcomes.
Partners with communications leads in other units, including University Communications and Public Affairs, Health Systems, system-wide marketing directors, as well as national higher education marketing organizations, to align communications needs and activities.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Advanced knowledge and understanding 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.
High degree of judgment and skill to understand the actions necessary to ensure constituents receive appropriate information from leadership.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications. Ability to use applications such as MS Office software, e-mail, and listservs.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and/or health sciences. Ability to understand the overall goals of an HR organization and craft strategies and approaches to meet organizational goals via communications.
Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans. Strong skills to ensure production of high quality work in a high volume environment within budget and time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
Exceptional ability to write and communicate business content effectively in a variety of mediums (web, press release, newsletter, brochure, presentations, etc.) and in ways appropriate to targeted audiences (executives, business partners, end-users, general public, formal agencies, etc).
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Ability to communicate imaginatively, effectively and persuas
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