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Assistant Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Communications

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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Assistant Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Communications
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 34813
Salary: $5,058 - $12,592 monthly

Position Description:
UCLA's work is grounded in its mission as a public research university that extends into and enriches the broader community. We value discovery, innovation, creativity, excellence, diversity and equity in an open and inclusive environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. Strategic Communications (StratComm) brings UCLA's mission and values to life by inspiring positive action as UCLA's lead storytellers, reflecting the multifaceted diversity throughout the university and our surrounding communities. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are essential to building strong teams, which translates into robust ideas and strategies, creative content that resonate with various audiences. While UCLA StratComm actively programs content specific to heritage months, with stories that highlight the scholarship, activities and experiences of our campus' diverse communities, we are also committed to telling these kinds of stories consistently and thoughtfully throughout the year. We seek candidates with broad experience and capabilities related to communications planning and content creation who share that commitment.

Reporting to the Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer, the Assistant Director of Communications, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, provides communications support around issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within UCLA Strategic Communications, with a particular focus on writing about EDI efforts on campus for internal as well as external audiences. The Assistant Director of Communications, EDI researches, drafts and writes written pieces include but are not limited to articles, internal messages, news releases, and other content for UCLA websites; develops communications plans around key initiatives and pride points for the university related to EDI efforts and issues, working in tandem with other key colleagues in Strategic Communications teams in media relations, UCLA Media, social media, executive communications and beyond.

While writing is a core skill for this position, we also value storytelling skills across platforms including but not limited to podcasts, in-person events, social media and marketing campaigns, and bold new ways of engaging with audiences, such as through photo essays, infographics or interactive tools.

This position will also serve on Strategic Communications' EDI Council, which advises on a variety of communications matters.

The incumbent coordinates with other communications professionals and certain leadership throughout the organization; possesses a clear understanding of university priorities, particularly as they relate to equity, diversity and inclusion with the ability to work in a large, complex organization. Duties are performed onsite during normal office working hours. Working hours may include weekends, evenings and holidays and may require light travel.

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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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