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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWUC San Diego Extension is fully self-supporting, operating year-round (12 months of active instruction) with a budget of $45 million annually in primarily fee income. The unit has over 200 career employees, including academic, management, staff and executive, as well as represented and non-represented positions. Many casual or contract employees and student workers also serve in the organization. In addition, Extension employs about 1,000 active by-agreement instructors.
Extension operates in 200,000 square feet of managed space, including a large off-campus classroom facility. The unit maintains a robust online learning platform, operating 24/7 (including some Spanish language elements) with web-casting and video-conferencing capability. Extension also a strong web presence with e-commerce operating 24/7. There are over 60,000 enrollment transactions annually; 35,000 outreach certification transactions and 25,000 service transactions. Extension supports a robust network of representatives, agents, and students (both residential and online) around the globe. Along with all of this, Extension operates two television stations, a variety of public lecture programs and is active in federal, state, local, and private research and technical assistance programs and activities.
POSITION OVERVIEWIndependently oversees comprehensive communications programs for UC San Diego Extension, with moderately complex communications requirements. The communications programs usually includes written, visual, audio, digital & video, electronic and logo/branding communications and promotional material, Extension-wide. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategies through creative services. Designs and implements communications campaigns for every Extension department/program and for the institution.
Responsible for commissioning and working with specialists, such as artists and photographers, designers, copywriters, sales teams and Program Managers to create a vision to communicate and advertise Extension-wide products and services. Maintains knowledge of new communications technologies and best practices. Performs the full range of supervisory duties including hiring, training, performance management, and discipline. Supports Extension-wide efforts to deliver consistent and cohesive branding and messaging across the organization.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application packet.
Exceptional portfolio reflecting significant years of experience in team management, communications, graphic design and/or art direction.
Experience with all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications. This includes experience with creative design work for creative agencies or franchise organizations.
Strong experience with technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
Demonstrated experience performing the full range of supervisory duties including hiring, training, performance management, motivation, and discipline.
Demonstrated high-level experience with designing marketing assets for both digital and traditional marketing channels.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training and form will be required.
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