Social Media Strategist - 18063-1A

Job description

Updated: May 3, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Engr Deans Office

Job Opening ID: 18063

Reports To: Administrative Manager I

Working Title: Social Media Strategist

Department: Eng DO

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 007477

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Contract

Position Summary:

Founded in 1965, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students (3,728 undergraduates and 961 graduates) with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. The School’s aim is to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity. The Samueli School’s faculty members are leaders in their disciplines who have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and dedicated teaching. The School includes six academic departments. Under the leadership of the Dean, the School pursues research that is timely, socially responsible and cutting edge, and works in partnership with industry, state, and federal agencies to promote the transfer of research to applications that benefit society. Current research thrusts include Communications and Information Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Human Health, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.

Independently oversees a comprehensive social media communications program and strategy for the Samueli School of Engineering. Researches, analyzes and develops new and innovative marketing methods for generating school & program awareness through a variety of social media resources. The social media communications program will include written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy. Designs and implements information campaigns. Promotes awareness of the School and or department, programs or products within the campus and / or community or to the general public. Develops and maintains a strong School brand and presence social media and other venues.

Compensation Range:

$62,400.00 - $78,700.00

Department Website:


3-5 years of experience or a combination of comparable experience and education

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.

Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.

Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.

Strong skills in event and media activities management.

Thorough knowledge and experience of communication principles, and marketing techniques in social media and other related mediums.

Strong interpersonal communication and political acumen skills.

Knowledge and experience of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.

Solid skills and experience creating, developing, and implementing comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans.

Strong project management skills.

Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.

Thorough analytical and written communication skills.


Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.

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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500




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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time