Tell our story and help shape the vision of our future.
UC Santa Cruz is a world-class research university with distinctive characterthe mascot is a banana slug after all. The faculty, students, programs and incredible setting make it a dream for communicatorsthere is no shortage of content here. This, combined with a dynamic team of writers, designers, marketers and digital daredevils require a special kind of person to take on the position of Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing. A person who is excited to help tell the story of UC Santa Cruz and shape the vision for its future. It takes a person who appreciates the value of diverse perspectives and style and knows what it means to be a trailblazer. A person who understands the importance of building solid relationships on and off campus in order to achieve common goals. In addition to overseeing a team of expert communicators, this position will be a strategic advisor to campus leadership, including the Chancellor, on critical matters affecting image and reputation, and advise on institutional priorities, fundraising, and issue communications.
Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz is situated 30 miles from Silicon Valley among redwoods and overlooking the Monterey Bay, the university serves more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Some have said it is the most beautiful campus in the world. We think it is.
This position is part of the University Relations division whose mission is to build enduring relationships among students, alumni, faculty, donors, and others to help make the university a thriving engine of knowledge and social mobility. We dare to approach challenges as opportunities, while keeping our eye on the objectives: helping students achieve their dreams, serving the public, and advancing life-changing discovery.
Reporting jointly to the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor University Relations, the Associate Vice Chancellor is the principal administrator responsible for enhancing understanding of the mission of UC Santa Cruz and growing its recognition as a premier educational and research institution. An adventure not to be missed.