Communications Manager

Los Angeles, California
Apr 10, 2017
Requisition 25717
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Williams Institute, a national research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy at UCLA School of Law, seeks an experienced and energetic communications professional with a passion for advancing the mission of the Institute. Under general direction of the Executive Director and members of the Williams Institute Senior Management Team, the Communications Manager provides proactive media counsel and services on behalf of the Williams Institute.

The Communications Manager serves as the primary communications person for the Williams Institute. The Communications Manager will work with senior staff and researchers to shape and execute a broad communications strategy for the Williams Institute, which will include writing and distributing press releases, advisories, and other documents for print, broadcast, and social media; managing and developing media relations to identify and create opportunities for dissemination of Institute research; and responding to inquiries from press. The Communications Manager will also oversee design and creation of content for the Williams Institute's webpage and social media, as well as drafting, design, and copyediting of Williams Institute publications, grant proposals, and grant reports. The position is central to promoting the activities and accomplishments of the Williams Institute to target audiences and the general public in collaboration with the Executive Director, Senior Scholars, and program faculty.  




Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference UCLA REQ. # 25717


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years professional public relations or media management experience.
  • Excellent journalistic news writing skills and advanced familiarity with AP journalistic style standards.
  • Familiarity with media monitoring/Cision a plus.
  • Style consistent with professional writing and editing standards.
  • Ability to manage and maintain positive and proactive relationships with UCLA Law School faculty, directors, donors and community partners in coordination of press initiatives.
  • Advanced knowledge of computers, research databases, and computer software necessary to perform communications responsibilities.
  • Advanced ability to initiate activities independently and organize, prioritize and complete work in a timely manner despite deadlines and competing requests. Strong time management skills.
  • Highly responsible, sound professional judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality and discern priorities.
  • Occasional evening/weekend hours and accessibility.
  • Superior editing, proofreading skills and attention to detail.


UCLA School of Law

The UCLA School of Law is a nationally recognized three-year graduate school with a student population of approximately 1200. There are now approximately 125 full and part-time faculty, 200 career and part time staff members located in both the Law School and Law Library. The law school enjoys a superior national reputation and is known for a willingness to innovate and experiment.   Detailed information concerning UCLA School of Law may be found at our official website.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

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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