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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 09/12/2023.
Works with management to identify and engage key stakeholders, government leaders, academic partners, and other aligned organizations to explore potential partnerships.
Works with management and partner clients to create, develop, and implement long and short-term strategic communications plans and/or projects.
Manages comprehensive communications programs, including written, visual, digital, and electronic communications.
Advises and consults with departmental/university administration regarding all aspects of communications including developing strong communications strategies that effectively deliver the desired message, policy interpretation, and problem resolution.
Ensures production of high-quality products that effectively deliver the desired message within budget and time constraints.
Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements.
Facilitates projects and fellowships as needed to ensure high-profile officials affiliated with the Lab have a productive experience.
Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and/or health sciences.
Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short-term strategic communications plans.
Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and/or broad general audiences.
Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 1yr, full-time (40 hours/week), contract appointment, eligible for UC benefits with the possibility of extension with continued funding. This is a monthly paid, exempt position.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $77,600.00 - $85,000.00.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This is not a visa opportunity.
This position is eligible for up to 50% remote work.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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