Position Description: UCLA Strategic Communications increases awareness, understanding and support of UCLA's vision, mission, and accomplishments among its many constituencies. A major focus of this department is the formulation and implementation of strategic communications initiatives, plans and events.
Reporting to the Director of Executive Communications, the Associate Director of Internal Communications helps strategically evaluate, manage, and improve UCLA's internal communications infrastructure and output, with a focus on but not limited to communications from the Chancellor and other senior executive leaders. The Associate Director of Internal Communications also works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications to support internal messaging to communications colleagues in Strategic Communications and across campus.
This position requires holistic, proactive and creative thinking about the range of work performed across UCLA and how leaders can communicate in effective ways to diverse groups of staff, students, and faculty to achieve strategic goals. This position also requires understanding of the issues faced by a large and distributed communications function, and experience advising and producing written content and other communications for an executive.
As the campus's internal communications lead, the Associate Director of Internal Communications helps to create and develop an overarching strategic framework and communication plan that effectively and creatively conveys the depth of the UCLA brand and leaders' vision and objectives to constituents. In concert with the Director of Executive Communications, the Associate Director of Internal Communications will develop broad messages from campus leaders, including the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, as well as create strategies for surgically communicating with specific campus audiences. Duties also include editing and coordinating message distribution in collaboration with StratComm colleagues and other campus leaders, tracking open rates and monitoring other metrics to determine the optimal strategy for effectively reaching members of the campus community, evaluating and rolling out new internal communications tools to better serve communications needs, and developing feedback systems. Familiarity with internal communications best practices within a complex organization, modern tools and approaches, and surveying and other engagement tools is preferred. Duties are performed onsite during normal office working hours and the incumbent maintains consistent and punctual attendance. Working hours may include weekends, evenings, and holidays and may require light travel.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.