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Director of Communications, UCLA College

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
$6,792 - $16,042 monthly

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Director of Communications, UCLA College
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 38016
Salary: $6,792 - $16,042 monthly

Position Description:
UCLA Strategic Communications (StratComm) brings UCLA's mission and values to life by inspiring positive action as UCLA's lead storytellers, reflecting the multifaceted diversity of our university and surrounding communities. Demonstrating and reinforcing the university's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all creative work is central to StratComm's success. We believe a workplace culture that values EDI practices is essential to building strong teams, which translates to robust ideas, strategies and creative content that resonate with UCLA's diverse audiences.

Reporting to the Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer and the Senior Dean of the College, the responsibilities of the Director of Communications include but are not limited to, developing and implementing a strategic communication program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the College, including advancing leadership initiatives, reinforcing the College'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), identifying and promoting narratives that involve previously unheralded student and faculty research and community engagement, and creating and managing a strong and integrated program that leverages targeted media relations (including pitching media and issues management). In addition, the incumbent will prepare a variety of written communications (e.g., media releases, articles, and announcements), respond to media inquiries, and manage and oversee video and photo shoots. All of these functions will be carried out in close coordination and partnership with various units within UCLA Strategic Communications, ensuring continuity and constant communication.

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.

Special Instructions:
The target salary range for this position is between the posted minimum and $10,416.67 monthly.
Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.

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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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