University of California San Francisco Human Resources (UCSF)
The Communications Director of the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery s Multimedia Division leads the strategic vision and implementation for the Department s external and internal communications. The position is responsible for creating, planning and executing communication plans for key external audiences that effectively position and promote the Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine and UCSF Health brands.
Together with the Art Director of the Multimedia Division, the Communications Director will build an editorial team to advance the Division s communications objectives, including establishing roles for an audio-visual technician and editorial intern, as well as designing curriculum for a medical art fellowship. The Director will also supervise and manage external writers and designers in the production of marketing materials, including an annual review and Department newsletter.
The Department of Neurosurgery is a highly active clinical and research department in the School of Medicine, with annual patient charges of over $50M with annual collections of $16 million year. The Department has 51 full-time faculty working as clinicians and/or basic research scientists, three recall faculty, 16 volunteer faculty, 34 non-faculty academics, 40 postdoctoral scholars, 19 residents, four clinical fellows, 10 graduate students and approximately 143 administrative, clinic and research staff. The Department of Neurological Surgery is one the largest recipients of Federal grant funds in the School of Medicine, UCSF.
The department conducts its clinical, teaching, and research activities at four UCSF campuses: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Veteran s Administration Medical Center (VAMC), San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and the Helen Diller Cancer Building at Mission Bay. Faculty and staff are located at the Parnassus and Mission Bay Campuses as well as SFGH and the VA. The Department also maintains clinical outreach extensions in Oakland, Marin, Napa and in San Francisco (Dignity Health Medical Centers).
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.\\,\\
Required Qualifications: Bacheloru0027s degree in related area and six to ten years of directly related experience, or equivalent experience / training
Six years of related experience in a communications or marketing position
Extensive experience with mass email tools (MailChimp, ExactTarget), HTML, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, Content Management Systems (Drupal), Google Analytics
Strong knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and the most appropriate and effective applications
Broad knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively manage / supervise professional technical staff, including design concepts, various media and mediums, applications, etc.
Strong knowledge of the location, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices and infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, issues in higher education and / or health sciences, and / or specialized subject matter
Strong knowledge of financial and personnel management, including understanding of management techniques, guiding principles, relevant laws, policies and best practices
Solid skills to create, develop and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans
Solid knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences
Strong skills to ensure production of high quality work within budget and time constraints
Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills
Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills
Preferred Qualifications: Solid management skills to select, train, evaluate, lead, direct, guide and motivate subordinate staff to produce high quality work; skill to take corrective action as required
Knowledge of current issues and topics in the fields of neurosurgery and neuro-oncology
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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