Digital Communications Coordinator

Riverside, Riverside County
Aug 10, 2014
Salary: $40,159 - $82,300
Title: Digital Communications Coordinator
Category: Management and Professional
Department: SOM - Finance & Administration
Date Posted: 08/09/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
We invite you to share in the excitement of being part of an emerging medical school which will have widespread impact on the health of Inland Southern Californians.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the Dean, School of Medicine, the Digital Communications Coordinator will oversee web, mobile and social media communications for the School of Medicine. This position plans and manages the activities required to create and maintain a digital presence for the medical school. It also assists, as needed and under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services Marketing, in the development of the UCR Health website, which supports the clinical enterprise of the school. This position will work collaboratively with marketing colleagues and information technology professionals both within and outside of the School of Medicine, as well as external partners

The UCR School of Medicine, the first public medical school in California in more than 40 years, is committed to training a diverse physician workforce for the Inland Southern California region and to developing research and health care delivery innovations that improve the health of medically under-served populations.

Please Note: Finalists for this position will be asked to submit samples of their work/portfolios for review by the selection committee.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, English, marketing, communications, business or related fields, or equivalent experience, and at least five years of experience in web communications.

Minimum of five years of marketing communications experience in digital marketing strategic planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of digital marketing systems within education and/or healthcare.

Advanced understanding of web site design, particularly in terms of site architecture, hierarchical structure and advanced functionalities.

Experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Demonstrated writing/editing skills for digital formats, as well as understanding of graphic design.

Hands-on experience using a content management system to create and publish web content.

Experience in the use of multimedia or online web applications.

Professional hands on experience with social media tools (blogs, microblogging, wikis, social networks, RSS).

Understanding of new technologies and ability to anticipate and initiate application to reach institutional goals.

Highly developed ability to work under tight and occasionally competing deadlines, and to manage priorities in a fluid environment.

Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.

Demonstrated skill in working with minimal direct supervision to produce high-quality, timely and factual work products.

Expert skills in grammar and copyediting.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engage with diverse internal academic stakeholders and external community representatives.

Familiarity with the regulatory context for social media in health care and educational settings.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in computer science, English, marketing, communications, business or fields related to the job functions.

Expert skills in visual design software tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, for creating graphic content in support of web communications.

Extensive experience in project management and execution of multiple projects.

Proficiency in digital photography and videography.

Experience with the OmniUpdate content management system.

Experience in a higher education setting.
Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview