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Communications Lead, Ascend Program

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Communications Lead, Ascend Program
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 36428
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.

Position Description:
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Information Technology Services is seeking a Communications Lead with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join Ascend Program team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to implement an enterprise cloud-based financial system that will transform our approach to managing the enterprise.

The Communications Lead is an integral member of UCLA Ascend Organizational Change Management (OCM) team, championing UCLA Ascend's internal communications efforts and collaborating with the OCM Lead to develop the Ascend communications strategy to guide its overall execution. The Communications Lead will support OCM discovery and execution phases with primary responsibility for project communications. The Communications Lead ensures timely delivery of all communications and the overall quality of developed content.

General responsibilities include: Responsible for the communications strategy, content calendar, planning and execution; Lead internal communication planning efforts for enterprise level communication projects, events and campaigns; collaborates with Organizational Change Management team to develop program image, brand, and voice; support leaders and communications team members in delivering effective messages through strong writing and storytelling; Create Communications Workstream plan inclusive of identifying key campaigns, activities, deliverables, interdependencies, and durations; Support change leader network communications; Tailor communications to specific audiences in organization; Identify appropriate communications channels; establish feedback mechanisms to assess success of communication strategies; Implement and maintain processes for monitoring project email, Slack channel, and other communications channels with stakeholders; support process improvement efforts within the OCM team and across the UCLA Ascend team; supervises a team of communications professionals to deliver high-quality, engaging and informative communications.

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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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