Working Title: Executive Communication Manager for VCHA
Cost Center: VC HEALTH AFFAIRS ADMIN
Bargaining Unit: 99
Job Code: 005921
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs, the incumbent manages a busy workload of communications for the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (VCHA), assists with speeches, key messages, and speaking/engagement platforms that articulate the vision and ideas of the VCHA related to UC Irvine's Health Affairs enterprise.
This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs with a 'dotted line' relationship to Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.
The incumbent fills a unique niche on and off campus, working collaboratively with colleagues in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences (SHSCOHS) administration and UCI Medical Center. The manager serves as a strategic liaison with academic units, operational units (University Relations, Planning and Budget, Admissions), alumni and students, and works closely with liaisons in advancement and public affairs to support engagement with donors/ trustees and elected officials.
Duties include researching and writing a range of communications, including speeches, written statements, campaign presentations, internal news articles, solicitation letters, op-eds, video scripts, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, websites, and personal and professional correspondence.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public communications, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior listening skills, ability to ask the right questions, and demonstrated ability to independently translate complex material into clear, accurate, lively, straightforward, error-free prose under extreme deadline pressure. Demonstrated ability to provide advice and assistance to senior administrators regarding sensitive and/or controversial matters, and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and good judgment under high-pressure circumstances. Experience interviewing, coaching, and analyzing senior leaders and faculty members on communication delivery. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse constituencies inside and outside the institution. Demonstrated professionalism, initiative, and responsiveness to the needs of high-level executives. Ability to independently anticipate needs, identify and analyze a variety of issues, and identify problems, making recommendations and/or taking action to resolve them. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, including the demonstrated ability to independently establish priorities and successfully juggle competing demands and conflicting deadlines within a dynamic environment; flexibility, adaptability, and dependability. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as the ability to be part of a communications team. Knowledge of the university's mission, organization, operations, programs, policies, and relevant public policy issues. Familiarity with the issues and challenges facing the university and its audiences, including the news media, government, and the general public. Computer literacy and proficiency with software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, web content management software, PowerPoint, and photography software. Familiarity with principles of public speaking and experience coaching associated skills.
Experience working in or covering a university environment. Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment. Experience in journalistic reporting and writing, opinion writing, and taking written work from conception to delivery.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine 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 .
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Bend: Occasionally Squat: Occasionally Crawl: Not Applicable Climb: Not Applicable Kneel: Occasionally Handle Objects: Occasionally Push/Pull: Occasionally Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally Sit: Constantly Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally Carry/Lift Loads up to 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable Read/Comprehend: Constantly Write: Constantly Perform Calculations: Occasionally Communicate Orally: Constantly Reason and Analyze: Constantly Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable Construction Activities: Not Applicable Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable Confined Spaces: Not Applicable Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable Temperature Variations: Not Applicable Gas Systems: Not Applicable
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