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Communications Specialist III (1-year Contract) - revised
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   External Relations
Position Code:   SSER8819A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin on 06/07/19 and continue until the position has been filled
Salary:   $62,000 - $70,000
Location:   DCC - Downtown Campus Center
 
Background check:   Background check is required
 
Description:  

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

About the Job:

The Communication Specialist works independently on a range of programs in the Division of Finance and Administration with moderately complex communications requirements. Communications deliverables will include written, visual, digital and electronic communications as well as engagement strategies. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and branding strategy for the division. Designs and implements, in collaboration with cross campus partners, engagement and communications strategies for major programs such as Supply Chain, Instructional Budget and the new Financial System. The incumbent will work closely with the marketing units and public relations within the External Relations Division. The incumbent will also be responsible for understanding any policy and/or legal implications of unit programs and initiatives in order to design effective engagement plans and communications materials.

 
Qualifications:   • Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting, Communication, Media, Marketing or related area and three years of progressively directly related experience, or equivalent experience and 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.

• Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans.

• Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.

• Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.

• 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 is PREFERRED.

• Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally is PREFERRED.
 
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

 
    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/





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