Job Number: 27528778 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $68,500 - $96,200
Position Information The Communications Specialist, under the general supervision of the Manager for Communication and Training and in consultation with the Information Technology Solution (ITS) Leadership team, will assist in administering the strategic communication plan for ITS. Primarily, this position will plan, create, and implement communication deliverables in support of the deployment of a new campus-wide financial system, known as the Impact 23 program. Other responsibilities include the successful promotion of ITS and its services to campus through creation of effective communication materials, including marketing and informational campaigns. This position will ensure communication is effective by producing content of the highest standard, and tailoring the message and channel to meet the needs and interests of each intended audience (i.e., ITS staff, key campus stakeholders, the campus community, and external audiences). The position will contribute to activities that include change management communication planning and implementation, content and content calendar development, website maintenance, and other tasks that help ITS and its campus partners achieve the strategic communication objectives.
This position is classified as primarily remote with occasional visits to campus as necessary. Working hours will be based on Pacific Standard Time (PST).
This is a TWO-YEAR CONTRACT position. Should additional funding become available in the future, the contract could be extended or converted to a career permanent position. The maximum budgeted annual salary is $82,350/yr.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.
Education Education Requirements
Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Proven track-record of creating effective communication deliverables in support of a change management campaign Preferred Minimum of 2 years of experience communicating complex, technical services to a user community Required
Minimum Requirements Special Condition Requirement Background check required Required Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications. 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 skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. 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 of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally. Advanced writing and editing skills Basic knowledge of Information Technology functions/services and willingness to learn
Additional Information Knowledge of 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.
Proficient website design skills
Basic visual design skills using content creation platforms such as Canva