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This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.
UC San Diego Department of Neurological Surgery is among the leading neurosurgical centers in the country. The Department offers challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of state-of-the-art clinical services, advanced educational programs, and cutting-edge research. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
With limited technical supervision, the Communications Officer will report to the Department Business Officer of Neurological Surgery. Incumbent will be part of a growing Communications team. Position responsibilities span the depth and breadth of a comprehensive communications program for a growing Department and a future Neurological Institute.
The Communications Officer is responsible for the production management and editing of publications for faculty and academics for the Department of Neurological Surgery. Utilizes extensive computer skills with PC and Macintosh computer systems for the preparation and completion of professional and scientific documents for publication. Collaborates with researchers on scientific publications, including but not limited to, research, interviewing, data collection, data analysis, and organizing and developing content. Management and production of the quarterly newsletters and annual report (print and digital) for the Department of Neurological Surgery to include developing overall design, planning content based on departmental initiatives, events, and issues of importance.
Writes content for the Department of Neurological Surgery websites to showcase and generate awareness of departmental research and educational activities. Independently exercises judgement for stylistic consistency and grammatical accuracy. Requires interviewing a variety of staff to include Academic Leadership, Faculty, and other administrative employees. Responsible for initiating and expanding the scope of information presented and, in conjunction with the Executive Director, maintaining a detailed Editorial Calendar and Planning Timelines. This position uses independent judgment on the design and organizational structure and content for the Department's communications needs. Creates and implements original content for videos, print stories, philanthropic collateral, etc...
Develops and maintains professional presentations related to department-wide employee communications; creates and expands templates for presentations, expanding overall branding. Develops content and manages distribution of organization-wide emails. Supports successful execution of communications plans; tracks, manages, and communicates progress against timelines and goals. Establishes and maintains reports to show progress of projects to management, oversees the successful completion of all assigned tasks, assumes the initiative, and provides support to the Chair and Executive Director.
Manages content on all relevant social media platforms; including platform expansion for both Faculty/residents/staff and for the Department as a whole.
Performs other related functions as required. Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit 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.
Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.
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.
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.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.