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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is:06-27-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
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Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school 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.
The communications specialist serves as a collaborative team member of the communications and member services teams in a remote context to support external communication projects and to facilitate member related events and correspondence. The incumbent utilizes organizational skills and attention to detail to manage and track multiple tasks with limited supervision.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $66,300 - $91,713 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: University Extension, Silicon Valley
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007477 (COMM SPEC 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
Coordinates communications materials, including written, visual, digital, and electronic communications.
Supports implementation of effective systems for managing information, projects and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses. Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements.
Coordinates and tracks information from other teams to ensure completion and sufficient time for leadership review in advance of project due dates.
Coordinates team's business activities including scheduling, travel planning, meeting coordination for Consortium and team events, and committee and advisory groups.
Maintains and updates technical documents and Content Management Systems (CMS).
Works with management and members to develop, and implement long and short term strategic communications plans and / or projects.
Assists with event planning including site selection, logistics, and working with vendors on event planning, scheduling, and site preparation.
Performs specific projects or assignments.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Skilled in organizational communication with an ability to streamline processes and workflows, tools and resources.
Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively support technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including various media, and applications.
Experience with common productivity tools (Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, One Drive) and video conferencing software.
Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
Extensive knowledge and skills scheduling across teams and timezones and with external partners.
Experience monitoring and tracking activities of a project with the goal of completing the project on schedule and within budget constraints.
Knowledge of event coordination and planning, including logistics, site selection, contracting and vendor relations.
Certifications in Communications, Computer Systems and Technology, Office Mangement
Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, and practices.
Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
Basic copyedit skills and proof-reading skills.
Experience with creating accesible print and web-based materials.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Travel may be required 1-3 times per year.
Position is 100% remote.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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