Under the direction of the Associate Chancellor, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs (SCPA), the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs (AVC) leads the areas of internal and executive communications, issues and crisis management, and government, community and media relations. The AVC serves on the leadership group in the Office of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs - with frequent interaction with the Offices of the President, Chancellor, Provost, Vice Chancellors and Deans - and directly oversees critical programs that impact UCI's reputation and prominence.
The AVC is a strategist, developing proactive plans and programming that forge influential partnerships, advance UCI's institutional priorities, and manage controversial issues. This includes building teams and allocating resources, effectively presenting ideas and trends, educating colleagues and constituents, identifying and softening potential crises, and measuring and reporting performance. S/he must be self-motivated yet collaborative, comfortable working independently within a large, complex enterprise serving multiple interests and constituents.
This executive serves as an authority on issues, messaging and relationships, including those at all levels of government - local, state, and federal - as well as within community organizations, media outlets, and internally. S/he cultivates and maintains influential relationships with elected and appointed officials, government agencies and programs, community and civic organizations, and media and campus leadership. S/he provides information and guidance regarding government actions, media activity, community perceptions, political implications, and strategic partnerships.
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Salary: Commensurate with Experience Total Hours: 8-5, M-F Career Position. 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. Please attach your resume.
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