Communications Manager (5887U) Job 2587 - School of Information - 2587
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/14/19
The Communications Manager leads efforts to actively infuse the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity's research into ongoing public debate and discussions while advancing the strategic narratives developed by the Center. To do so, the Communications Manager develops and implements organizational communication, including working with the Center's various research programs and grantees in multiple campus divisions to translate research and disseminate results to targeted audiences such as policy makers, industry, the press, and other stakeholders using a wide variety of media. Ultimately, the Communications Manager builds the Center's brand, elevates its visibility, and promotes the dissemination of the Center's research.
50% Produces a variety of communication pieces in a variety of venues including written, visual, and electronic communications within budget and time constraints.
20% Collaborates with research program managers and grantees to create communications plans, write content where appropriate and feasible, and edit external-facing products. Provides strategic input on communications, including effective messaging, especially on emergent, current events in cybersecurity.
10% Provides advice and counsel to departmental or college administration on all aspects of communications, including strategic planning, effective messaging, and problem resolution.
10% Manages consultants and temporary workers, such as students. Responsible for communications vendors, such as printers, copyeditors, and web developers.
10% Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements.
?This is a part-time, career appointment (50% time)
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.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in cybersecurity.
Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long- and short-term strategic communication plans.
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.
Advanced writing skills to create and develop short- and long-form content, including white papers, scripts, grant reports, web copy, and fundraising collateral.
Working knowledge of cybersecurity research topics and their relevance to current public debate and industry practices.
Ability to translate complex academic topics into clear content appropriate for a general audience.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications; active listening and political acumen skills.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
Familiarity with software for graphic design, document layout, and video editing.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience in a policy or research setting, and an understanding of the role of communications in achieving policy change.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
This is a part-time, career appointment (50% time).
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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