Communications and Special Projects Coordinator

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Communications and Special Projects Coordinator Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201907174141 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $69,000 - $102,500 Position Information The Communications and Special Projects Coordinator works closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Associate Provost, and the Director of Evaluation and Assessment on a variety of issues and projects related to the campus academic enterprise. This position demands a broad team-oriented skill set including the ability to engage effectively with administrators, faculty and staff across the campus, ability to undertake independent research to produce data-driven recommendations, outstanding oral and written communication skills, commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion, and aptitude for taking ownership of and successfully managing and implementing projects with only general guidance from supervisors. In consultation with the Associate Provost, the position has the responsibility for independently managing or assisting in managing a variety of projects undertaken by the Provost's office. Representative projects include student success initiatives, faculty hiring initiatives, enrollment management initiatives, IT platform implementation, and capital and strategic planning activities. In consultation with the Director of Evaluation and Assessment, the position assists with campus-wide assessment and accreditation activities including data analysis, report writing, and record-keeping. The position also serves as the communications lead for the Provost/EVC office. This includes authoring most written communications (internal and external) that are produced by the office with a high degree of autonomy, creating presentations, and independently managing the Provost/EVC's social media accounts and website. Please Note: The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to $76,680. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in a related field. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Ability to travel for UC related business. Required
Minimum Requirements Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to work and lead projects with limited supervision.
Demonstrated research skills.
Demonstrated software skills, including the ability to build and maintain web content, produce polished presentation materials, utilize spreadsheets, and manage shared documents.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.

Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

Familiarity with university policies, procedures, guidelines, and systems.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 8/10/2019
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