#101783 Communications Coordinator

La Jolla, CA
Sep 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/20/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/01/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego employees will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.


Under the general supervision of the Director of the Gordon Center, the communications coordinator is responsible for writing, proofreading and copyediting news and promotional materials for both the web and print ensuring accuracy, correct grammar, and proper format. Manage web site, including updating content, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, uploading news releases, images, and multimedia elements including photos and videos.

Create and manage social media channels and post regularly to keep audience informed of center activities. Schedules and coordinates the timely production of print and electronic documents and promotional items; confers with Director, graphic designers and printers or other vendors regarding production specifications and timelines; responds to information and publication requests; maintains and implements mail/email database and distribution lists; maintains and updates publications inventory, logs distributions and reports activity to the Director

  • Familiarity with marketing strategies. Experience quantifying effectiveness of social media strategies; experience evaluating and advising on effectiveness of social media strategies.

  • Demonstrated skill in conceptualizing, planning and organizing events and projects.

  • Demonstrated experience creating/maintaining effective marketing material such as flyers and newsletters.

  • Strong knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Proven editorial skills to write and edit materials at a high professional standard.

  • Proficient computer skills with office productivity software programs, i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop, Email, HTML and Content Management Systems.

  • Proven web/internet skills, including web page management, searching, downloading, editing, and uploading. Ability to write and update website and contract content. Ability to learn new software applications and update and maintain technical skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral form with students, staff, faculty and diverse groups of people. Ability to work with very diverse groups of people.

  • Good organizational and time management skills. Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities; and take into account deadlines, competing requirements and complexity.

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend scientific research and to write and translate the work in a way that is understandable to the general public.

  • Ability to function efficiently and productively as a team member with all the interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, campus units, and industry contacts.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with modest supervision and to exercise good judgment. Includes initiative to make independent judgments, identify problems, develop and present recommended solutions.

  • Ability to control situations or events in the absence of higher authority and ability to make recommendations or decisions that affect operations and activities. Ability to resolve conflicts with creativity and authority while maintaining a professional relationship.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment for problem solving, analytical skills and ability to anticipate problems. Recommend solutions and implement action. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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