Requisition Number: 03024232 Final Filing Date: 07-17-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: COMM SPEC 3 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $58,600-$89,200/Year Appointment Type: Contract Appointment Description: 100%, Fixed, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm / THIS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT ENDS ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF HIRE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR CONVERSION TO CAREER BASEED UPON FUNDING. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: INST OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES - 061822 Department Description: The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) is a growing interdisciplinary Organized Research Unit (ORU) with a national reputation in advanced transportation technologies, travel behavior analysis, and energy and environmental aspects of transportation. The Institute currently manages major research programs, including the National Center for Sustainable Transportation. It also hosts a graduate program in Transportation, Technology & Policy, and sponsors a comprehensive program of seminars and conferences. It is the only sub-college unit on campus with its own fundraising officers.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under direction of the Director, strategically plan, manage and disseminate communications and marketing programs for the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and its affiliated centers and programs (the Unit) including development and distribution of print materials, creative direction, marketing support, presentations, publications, technical reports, exhibits, newsletters, and websites and social media management. Provide consultation to unit constituencies on communications strategy, message development and issues management. Serve as communications liaison between the unit, the campus of Strategic Communications, public agencies, organizations, and the public. Lead the Unit's communications team supervise and manage the work of staff and student personnel.
Foster and maintain relationships with affiliated research centers and programs on communications strategy, development and implementation. Plan and support ITS events, seminars, webinar and media appearances.
Physical Demands: - Work at a computer for extended periods of time. - Interpret and understand small printed material. - Maneuver office materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment: Work flexible schedule to meet operational needs and to attend organizational events.
Occasional overnight travel.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: No
Minimum Qualifications: Extensive experience in public, marketing, and media communications.
Analytical skills to be creative, entrepreneurial and innovative in developing tactical and strategic communications programs and creative concepts.
Skills to evaluate communication tools for their effectiveness in reaching a project's goals.
Knowledge of the academic and research enterprises.
Skills in deciphering technical research information and findings, placing them in context, and communicating them to a general audience.
Skills to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with offices, groups and agencies within the University and the community to facilitate Unit communication objectives.
Knowledge of journalistic forms, styles, standards, deadlines, techniques and audiences.
Experience gathering details and information through research and interviews.
Experience preparing and summarizing technical papers and status reports.
Demonstrated leadership, delegation and communication skills necessary to effectively supervise others in a team-oriented environment.
Project management experience including scheduling concepts, methods and software.
Writing skills, including skill to use language accurately and creatively; to spell and punctuate correctly.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of Web technology and current trends in Web development.
Skill at working effectively under constant pressure of deadlines, requiring excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency and careful attention to detail.
Experience with personal computer systems, word processing and graphic software.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent education and/or experience.
Advanced computer skills using all MS Office applications and familiarity with database software.
Experience with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Professional experience in a university setting.
Knowledge of all types of news media, including their needs, formats and styles.
Knowledge of printing processes and graphic arts field; skill to select appropriate type styles, papers, inks, etc.
Managerial skills to clearly communicate job specifications/instructions to vendors to ensure quality.
Human resource management experience to recruit, train, manage performance, aid in career development, and build an effective team environment.
The University of California 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.
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