Communications Coordinator

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Communications Coordinator
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33591
Salary: $22.75 - $53.88 hourly

Position Description:
The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center is a multi-disciplinary and integrated collaboration of scientific, academic and medical disciplines for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Our more than 240 faculty members represent the professional schools (Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Dentistry, Engineering, Law and Management) as well as the College. The Center's activities involve collaborations across UCLA, as well as throughout the state, country and globe. Our work encompasses all three pillars of the University's education, research and service mission.

The Center's strategic communications and outreach initiatives are aimed at engaging stakeholders and the public in its mission through storytelling via traditional media outreach, social media, website content, photography, videography, blogs, emails and events.

Reporting to the Center's Director of Communications, Marketing, Education and Outreach, the Communications Coordinator identifies and employs digital analytics and media monitoring tools to provide strategic insights and inform future campaigns. He/she takes a leading role in day-to-day maintenance and improvement of the Center's website, the most visible communications tool at the Center's disposal, which should capture the full scope of its activities and mission while meeting the needs of every segment of the its audience and stakeholders. He/she also contributes to the development and execution of social and digital media strategies. In addition to supporting the creation, distribution and analysis of a range of content formats, this position will participate in efforts to train scientists at all levels to be more effective communicators and to educate the public about the rapidly evolving field of stem cell research.

This position performs a variety of key technical tasks that are critical to ensuring the smooth and uninterrupted workflow of the Center's communications enterprise such as creating/maintaining largescale homegrown databases, the upkeep of an evergreen editorial calendar, utilizing graphic design skills to create assets and lay out publications, and performing copywriting and copyediting functions as assigned.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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