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Director of Communications, School of Dentistry

University of California, Los Angeles
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Director of Communications, School of Dentistry
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 36124
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry, the Director of Communications will have 4 primary areas of responsibilities: (1) Strategic Marketing & Communications, which includes but is not limited to, developing and implementing a strategic communication program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the School, advancing leadership initiatives, and reinforcing the School's identity among key internal and external constituencies (e.g., faculty, staff, current and prospective students, postgraduate trainees, the general public and higher education community); and creating and managing a strong and integrated program that leverages targeted media relations, internal communication, social media, website communications and print magazine to build support for the School and advance the School's strategic plan; (2) Internal and Media/Public Relations, which includes but is not limited to, preparing a variety of written communications (e.g., media releases, school publications, and announcements), responding to media inquiries, and managing and overseeing video and film shoots; (3) Development Liaison, which includes but is not limited to, assisting, supporting and working with the School's Development and External Affairs group in their fundraising, promotional and development activities; and (4) Digital Communications/Website Management/Social Media, which includes but is not limited to, developing a digital content strategy for the School, managing the School's social channels, maintaining the School website, and acting as the School's webmaster.

The Director will lead the School's branding efforts in conjunction with the UCLA brand and work closely with UCLA Strategic Communications and the Health Sciences media offices to ensure that efforts to position the School's proprietary strengths are supported by and compatible with campus-wide messaging, and will enable the School to leverage support for critical priorities.

Duties are performed onsite during normal office working hours with the possibility of a FlexWork schedule. 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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