Social Sciences Assistant Director, Marketing Communications
University of California Santa Cruz
September 20, 2018
Santa Cruz, California
Social Sciences Assistant Director, Marketing Communications University Relations
Job #: 1808240
Full Time; Career Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
University Relations supports the teaching, research, and public service of UC Santa Cruz by making and keeping deep, heartfelt connections. Building enduring relationships among students, alumni, faculty, donors, and others is the lifeblood of our work and helps to make UC Santa Cruz a thriving community of knowledge, inquiry, public service, and social mobility.
We are a welcoming group of ambitious and creative professionals pursuing our mission in support of the university's overarching purpose. We take our work seriously because we care - but we don't take ourselves too seriously! The University Relations culture is lively and dynamic; we value collaboration; and our staff are resourceful, enthusiastic, and hard-working.
The division is a fun, friendly, and open place, and staff are supportive of and positive about one another's goals and aspirations. We often jump in to help where needed, rolling up our sleeves to get the job done. We dare to approach challenges as opportunities. Our custom is to seek creative ways to overcome obstacles, at times with limited resources, while keeping our eye on the objective: helping students achieve their goals, providing crucial public service, and advancing life-changing research and discovery.
The Division of Social Sciences is the largest academic division at UC Santa Cruz. Offering many interdisciplinary collaborations and several graduate programs at the master's level emphasizing professional training (economics and education), students experience a comprehensive and rigorous education that prepares them for productive careers and further academic pursuits. Faculty are conducting leading-edge research in their fields, frequently working with students in research clusters linking departments and research centers. A recent study ranked the Division of Social Sciences at UCSC 1st in the nation among public universities for the quality of its research productivity.
The Social Sciences Assistant Director, Marketing Communications leads the development of external and internal marketing communications for the Division of Social Sciences (SocSci) at UC Santa Cruz. In collaboration with the Public Information Representative, the development team and the departmental and divisional staff and faculty, the Assistant Director will develop an integrated marketing communications plan that includes publications, strategic marketing, and messaging to advance the division, its academic departments and programs, and its research centers.
In addition, the incumbent will play a major role in the launch of a major new research center initiative, The Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation (the Institute) in the Division of Social Sciences, and proactively position the academic programs, faculty, and research of the division in front of external constituents. The incumbent will manage the content and presentation of the divisional web site and related sites and will develop and post relevant information on social media platforms for the division.
The incumbent will be responsible for management of the division's internal and external marketing and communications materials in print and electronic formats related to fundraising and key divisional events, and will orchestrate the planning associated with these efforts. As needed, the incumbent will create other materials needed to cultivate major donors and attract high-quality faculty, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students.
Please be sure to include your resume for full consideration.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of web design and communications experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Evidence of increasingly responsible experience in developing and managing all aspects of effective marketing and public relations plans, preferably for social sciences-focused educational programs.
Strong written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to compose and edit copy for the web, social media, publications, press releases, and other marketing and development materials. Ability to critique work accurately and professionally and to accept edits and changes from multiple parties.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and volunteer relations practices.
Experience in developing effective promotional materials for target audiences.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 10-09-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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