DESCRIPTION The University of California, San Diego, is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Information Technology Services (IT Services) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO). IT Services uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The Communications & Outreach team is responsible for strategic outreach, marketing, and communications for the Office of the CIO and IT Services. Responsibilities: u2022 Develops, manages and executes comprehensive strategic communications, marketing and public relations programs to advance the impact and outreach of the University IT Services. u2022 Develops, manages, and executes communications plans and programs, including creating written, visual, and electronic communications in support of IT projects and initiatives. u2022 Develops and executes organizational communication, market branding strategy, public relations plans, news releases and promotional material, including brochures, fact sheets, etc. u2022 Partners with communications leads in other units, including University Communications and Public Affairs, Health Systems, system-wide marketing directors, as well as national higher education marketing organizations, to align communications needs and activities. u2022 Manages culture-change initiatives, promotes IT services, provides information, communicates change, shares news, tells the IT story, and builds IT communities. u2022 Managing the online presence for the Office of CIO and IT Services department. u2022 Assisting with outreach, training, community-building and support programs for technologists across the campus. u2022 Assisting with organizational and professional development events and programs, and culture-change initiatives. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full: 1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance; 2) Vacation/Holidays; (15 vacation days and 13 paid holidays a year); 3) Life Insurance; 4) UC Retirement Plan. Employee must be available to work evenings and weekends. Employee must be available to travel as required. For more information about UCSD Benefits visit - UCSD Benefits and UCSD Work/Life. To calculate an approximate value of the total compensation, please click UC Total Compensation Package QUALIFICATIONS A Bacheloru2019s Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training. Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues. Exceptional ability to write and communicate business content effectively in a variety of mediums (web, press release, newsletter, brochure, presentations, etc.) and in ways appropriate to targeted audiences. Demonstrated experience in writing compelling content for a variety of online and print publications. Strong experience in writing and editing for accuracy and style. Working knowledge and application of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation according to departmental standards. Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Must communicate clearly, succinctly and effectively with variety of audiences, including clients, vendors, executives, and staff members. Demonstrated skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. Proven skills to ensure production of high quality work in a high volume environment within budget and time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Ability to understand the overall goals of an organization and craft strategies and approaches to meet organizational goals via communications. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.