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Director of Communications & Marketing, SPH (5887U) 6518
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2020
Title Director of Communications & Marketing, SPH (5887U) 6518
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Graphic Design/Marketing
    Communications/Public Relations

Director of Communications & Marketing, SPH (5887U) 6518

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.

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health was founded in 1943; during 2018 we celebrated our 75th anniversary. We are fueled by a deep commitment to social and environmental justice, scientific inquiry and discovery, and community-engaged public health action. The School's mission is to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable. We do this by preparing the next generation of diverse public health scholars, practitioners, and leaders through preeminent educational programs; transformational research that sheds new light on the public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow; and by translating new discoveries into practice through partnerships that address the critical health needs and inequities in our diverse communities. The School is a world-renowned institution and widely regarded as the birthplace of social epidemiology and community-based participatory research. Our research broadly focuses on the interaction of biological, behavioral, and environmental determinants of human health. In 2018-19, the School enrolled 720 graduate students across MPH, MS, MA, PhD, and DrPH degree offerings, with both residential and online programs, as well as educating 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major.

The Director of Communications & Marketing develops, implements and executes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary communications program and leads a communications team. The Director works in written, visual, and digital communications and marketing for internal and external audiences including prospective students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, current students, and others.

  • Participates in workshops, trainings, and other professional development opportunities; other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including content strategy, writing, and editing; website and other digital media; design concepts and execution; social media; content marketing, and other applications. Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long- and short-term strategic communication plans and advanced skills in communications project management. Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Experience building cohesive, high-performing teams through excellent management. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; high degree of emotional intelligence; demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build consensus among diverse populations; demonstrated expertise building collaborations. Demonstrated skills in problem identification and resolution, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking/analysis, risk management, negotiation, creative problem solving, and organizational skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercise good judgment and tact. Demonstrated skills with common computer application programs, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail Collaboration Suite, and databases. Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the field and community of public health and its scope, particularly in California but also nationally in terms of competitor schools and programs. Advanced knowledge of the School of Public Health, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure. Advanced knowledge of UC Berkeley and its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education. Thorough knowledge of campus protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $95,000.00 - $105,000.00 annually.

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.

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:

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