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Marketing Communications Specialist (7455U) Haas School of Business 8856
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2020
Title Marketing Communications Specialist (7455U) Haas School of Business 8856
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations

Marketing Communications Specialist (7455U) Haas School of Business 8856

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 25, 2020

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all.

Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:

The Office of Marketing and Communications designs and implements a comprehensive, unified marketing and communications effort for the Haas School of Business and its degree and non-degree instructional programs. The Office is responsible for managing the school's brand image by providing strategic marketing and communications advice and planning to the Dean, the Dean's Council, program directors, other senior staff throughout the School.


The Marketing Communications Specialist is passionate about connecting with the target audience through copy on an emotional level. The incumbent will produce email and website content to build awareness of the Berkeley MBA, and attract, nurture, and convert prospective MBA students into applicants. The position reports to the Director of Program Marketing and Analytics.
  • Produces written communication and layout for a variety of mediums.
  • Craft engaging content that can be used across channels.
  • Manage the day-to-day execution of website and email campaigns, including writing copy, Q/A testing, sourcing creative assets, segmenting leads, publishing webpages, launching email, and reporting on marketing metrics.
  • Assist with website maintenance to ensure we are providing prospective students with timely, accurate and actionable information.
  • Meets and consults with clients on a variety of digital communications projects including moderately complex assignments; develops, presents, and recommends web content, site architecture and visual material.
  • Work with stakeholders in graduate Admissions and Program offices, and members of the Haas Marketing and Communications team to adhere to email and content marketing best practices.
  • Accountable for ensuring technical accuracy and understandability of web content.
  • Maintains Berkeley Haas brand across all programs, campaigns and projects. Helps to develop Haas School policies, style guides and standards in all marketing material.
  • Maintains currency with emerging and state-ofthe-art technical and other web-related equipment, requirements and developments (for example, accessibility issues) and recommends and as directed, takes action to ensure compliance.
  • Identify opportunities for marketing personalization and suggest strategies to leverage personalization in email and website content.
  • Design A/B tests and other optimization initiatives to improve marketing metrics.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong written and verbal skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Thorough knowledge of content management systems and / or relevant web applications used for web production.
  • Thorough knowledge of writing clear, concise marketing messages for email and web. Ability to harness analytic insights to create personalized messages that drive intended behavior and keep with management directives and client objectives.
  • Thorough technical skills in computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and / or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.
  • Strong teamwork and thorough interpersonal communication skills.
  • Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly identify and effectively solve problems. Strong attention to detail, and exhibits a high degree of ownership and accountability.
  • Experience working with Email Service Providers (HubSpot a plus, Marketo, MailChimp, etc.) and Customer Relationship Management software (HubSpot, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of technical language and requirements of the assigned work.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough understanding or the ability to learn quickly organization's processes, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations for web communications.
  • Strong experience working with HTML and CSS.
  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of design and user experience, including skill to design in an appealing, lively and relevant way.
  • HubSpot Inbound Marketing certification.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $98,900.00

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California 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, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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