Digital Communications Specialist (DIGITAL COMM SPEC 3)
University of California Davis
Location: Davis, California
Internal Number: 5011074
Digital Communications Specialist (DIGITAL COMM SPEC 3)
This is a full-time, career position with an end date of June 30, 2027, for funding purposes only. The Rover Resource Center is funded through a PHS contract with the California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Prevention Program (CTPP). Supervised by the Academic Program Management Officer, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining website content to meet the information and resource needs of the various CTPP grantees throughout the State. Specific duties include but are not limited to creating digital content including bibliographic records and writing abstracts; assisting users to utilize the website to meet their information needs (e.g., referrals, reference, research, literature searches, citation services); and working with an advisory group to develop a content management plan for resources and materials developed by CTPP and funded projects. Contact with resource center users is primarily through e-mail, text, and telephone.
This position may be a hybrid work opportunity.
Apply By Date
(3/12/2024 at 11:59pm); Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time
Bachelor's degree in Information Science or a related field and/or equivalent experience or training.
Experience in creating new website content through abstracting and indexing, and writing/creating e-publications and marketing materials.
Experience providing public/customer service to users of a complex, information-rich website(s).
Experience with database list management, organizing/maintaining accounts, records, and/or files.
Experience compiling data for reports and spreadsheets.
Experience and ability to research information and prepare reports
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of design and user experience, including skill to design in an appealing, lively, and relevant way.
Thorough knowledge of content management systems and/or relevant web applications used for web production and organization-specific computer application programs.
Competency and ability to use a personal computer and various computer software (HTML, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop) and web-based information/database systems, Microsoft Office, and social media tools
Consistent attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks, and adapt to changing needs.
Ability to show initiative and work independently.
Master's degree in Information Science preferred, or equivalent experience and education which would include demonstrated experience and competency in digital content creation and information management.
Experience working with Tobacco Control including experience providing resources, services and training in a virtual environment.
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is a large complex research, teaching, and clinical department that is part of the UC Davis School of Medicine and UC Davis Health. The mission of the Department is to improve the health of the population using approaches based in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, and behavioral science through research, educational programs, clinical programs, public service, and policy development.
At UC Davis, we are solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we do not just maintain - we improve.
We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds and you belong here.
Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page
High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
14 paid Holidays annually
Paid Time Off begins at 24 days accrued per year
Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
WorkLife and Wellness program and resources
On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
Occasional local, state and out-of-state travel may be required.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.
Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.