Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby YoIn Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher educasemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. When complete in summer 2020, the Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, the Internal Communications Manager is a key contributor to the University Communications team. Charged with developing social content and strategy that strengthens audience engagement with the campus community and affiliated groups, this position fulfills the university's mission by sharing research and news with a sophisticated and loyal audience and by growing and cultivating this audience. The engagement director creates, develops and executes a comprehensive media program in collaboration with campus social media, marketing and communications professionals to find the best way to tell the UC Merced story.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Leads digital community-building among the UC Merced staff, faculty and other affiliates through digital channels.
CONTENT CREATION AND STRATEGY: Produces and distributes innovative written and multimedia content for print and digital channels that share the university's research, ideas, events and news stories to foster an informed and engaged campus community. Contributes to projects involving high-profile university websites and publications.
REPORTING AND ANALYSIS: Using a variety of analytics tools, measures and assesses the effectiveness of various media platforms and uses analytics information to advise on which platforms should be used to promote which messages.
STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS: Partners with internal campus stakeholders to achieve program goals and ensure coordination. Collaborates with management and clients to create, develop and implement long- and short-term strategic communications strategy plans and/or projects.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications or a related field and a minimum of three years directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
To Apply: Visit the link below to use our new on-line application system. https://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=9453
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu
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UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.