Working Title: Director of Communications & Marketing
Department: Pharmaceutical Science
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 005887
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Employee Class: Contract
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. The school is comprised of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, and offers B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S. in Pharmacology, Ph.D. in Pharmacological Sciences, and Pharm.D. degrees.
The Director of Communications & Marketing for UCI's School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) leads the strategic direction and implementation of all marketing and communications activities for the school, including public and media relations, executive communications, student recruitment, alumni and donor communications via web, print, video and social distribution. This position requires broad expert experience and technical knowledge in the following areas: strategic-level marketing and communications planning; media relations; relationship management; issuing communications; writing; publication and graphic design; photography; video conceptualization and production; social media development and deployment; communications policy development and implementation; and supervision and budgetary planning. Position reports directly to the dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans.
Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
Thorough knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
Experience in conceptualizing, designing, writing and distributing original press releases, feature stories and media advisories as well as print and electronic communication pieces.
Master's degree in related area.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.
Evidence of increasingly responsible experience in developing and managing all aspects of effective marketing and public relations plans, preferably for programs in higher education.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.