The Communications Specialist position provides support for programs and the broader Center by strategically using and maintaining various communication vehicles to express the vision and message of the services and educational programs offered. This position will provide support andcoordination through marketing and advertising, digital and social media, media relations, internal communications and other mechanisms to reach all audiences and stakeholders.REQUIRED:--Experience writing, editing, proofreading, preparing, and producing correspondence reports and various types of professional publications--Experience in message development, audience identification, issues management, and overall communications planning--Ability to compose clear, persuasive original materials, adjusting writing style to different audiences and repurpose existing resources to meet a variety of objectives--Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills to use language effectively and creatively, using appropriate writing guidelines to translate complex concepts into lay terms--Skills to independently identify and research issues and analyze complex data and information to formulate recommendations to resolve issues.--Strong interviewing skills--Experience with but not limited to Qualtrix,, web content management systems, web-editing tools, Microsoft Suites, major social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, web--Demonstrated knowledge and experience with analytical survey data tool (e.g. Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, etc.)--Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with large and diverse group individuals from all levels of the organizationPREFERRED:--Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience, preferably in English, journalism, marketing, communications or a related field--Professional experience in writing or applicable communications-related work in healthcare/education setting--Familiar with UC Davis and UC Davis Health communication tools and standards--Knowledge and experience with TeamSiteSPECIAL REQUIREMENT--Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during critical period such as course launch or exam periods--Occasional travel required, including between campus and off-campus --THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.