The Communications Specialist assists in the development, implementation, and execution of communications programs that support the needs and goals of the UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Office. Develops a broad range of communications on various platforms including written, visual, digital, and electronic. Takes direction from the School of Medicine Dean's Office Executive Communications Lead.
In this position, the Communications Specialist utilizes exceptional writing, editing, strategic communication planning and implementation, and excellent organizational skills, and uses experience working in a team-based environment, managing multiple projects and deadlines, and building successful collaborations with a wide variety of constituents. Duties include School of Medicine website content creation and maintenance, implementation of strategic communications and initiatives, and newsletter development, among others.
This position works in partnership with the Executive Communications Lead, Dean's Office team (including the Dean's leadership team, and project management and administrative teams), and School of Medicine, UC Davis Health and UC Davis constituents. Under the direction of the Dean's Office Executive Communications Lead, this position collaborates with UC Davis Health's Public Affairs and Marketing social media staff, public information officers, and internal communications, digital communications and marketing teams. Work produced must comply with UC Davis Health graphic brand standards, editorial and web standards.
Apply By Date
12/12/2023; Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time
Bachelor's degree in marketing or equivalent work experience in communication, journalism, or related field
A minimum of 3 years of experience developing, creating, writing, editing, and disseminating content across a wide variety of internal and external communications channels to diverse audiences
Excellent editing and proofreading skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated experience with digital content management systems and other web technologies
Exceptional interpersonal communication and client service skills to successfully collaborate with a variety of constituents at all levels of the organization
Proven aptitude and experience performing in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities, deadlines and goals
Experience developing internal constituent newsletters and measuring their effectiveness
Knowledge of proofreaders' marks and AP style
Client relations experience
The Department of Public Affairs and Marketing plans, manages, and implements strategic communications (such as news services, public relations, marketing, internal and external communications) for UC Davis Health. Communications are aimed at a wide range of key constituencies, such as the news media, UC administration, UC Davis faculty, staff and students, government/regulatory leaders, external physicians, business leaders, patients and health care consumers, and the general public.
Salary or Pay Range: Budgeted range $70-90(k), full range $72-131(k)
Salary Frequency: Biweekly
Salary Grade: 22
Payroll Title: COMM SPEC 3
Number of Positions: 1
Appointment Type: Career
Percentage of Time: 100%
Shift Hours: 08
Location: Education Building, hybrid
Union Representation: No
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page
High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
Extensive leave benefits including Maternity, Paternity, Family & Medical Leave
14 paid Holidays annually
Vacation/Paid Time Off
Sick Leave with unlimited accrual
Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistant for qualified roles
Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.
Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere #CA-DF
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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About University of California Davis Health System
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.