Communications Manager - 27989-1A

Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Health Advancement

Job Opening ID: 27989
Reports To: Communications Specialist 5
Working Title: Communications Manager
Department: Health Advancement
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 004018
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the University is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives.
 
The Communications Manager will be responsible for delivering a consistently clear, compelling and persuasive message regarding the value of philanthropic investment in UCI and UCI Health. Working with the Senior Director of Advancement Communications as well as the development (fundraising) and communications staff, this person will be responsible for creating a variety of original donor-centric communications materials including but not limited to newsletters, presentations, speeches, correspondence, reports, web content, and other solicitation and stewardship materials.
 
Compensation Range:
$74,000.00 - $143,000.00
 
Department Website:
Required:
Five or more years of experience in a health care, non-profit, higher education or other large, complex organization.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills to write clear, lively, engaging, compelling and effective copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and the broader public.
Advanced knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and / or web production.
 
Preferred:
Advanced, in-depth knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies. Advanced knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and / or health sciences. Advanced skill in taking initiative to creatively identify and pitch story ideas to senior management and clients.
Advanced research and fact verification skills.
Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
Advanced project management, organizational and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.
Skill to maintain absolute confidentiality.
 
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine 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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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