| || 47400BR |
| || MEI Communications Manager |
| || 5887 Communications Specialist IV |
| || 550 16th St. - Mission Hall - Mission Bay |
| || Global Health Sciences, Global Health Group |
| || 40 hours per week |
| || Days |
| || 8 Hours |
| || JOB OVERVIEW
The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) seeks to hire a Communications Manager to lead all communications efforts and various high-profile communications activities aimed at effectively communicating the MEI’s work and impact. The MEI Communications Manager must have experience in leading, managing and executing a communications effort for an academic or mission-driven organization, be an excellent writer, have an ability to translate complex or technical information on malaria elimination into messages that can be digested by a lay audience, be versed in social media, have experience with developing and fostering partnerships, and have a strong ability to multi-task and work with a diverse range of people. The Manager will be responsible for designing and implementing all facets of the MEI’s communications activities – from setting strategy to drafting communications materials and managing the MEI’s social media presence. The Manager must be extremely detail oriented, organized, flexible, a team player, a self-starter, have excellent time-management skills, and the ability to adjust to new projects and priorities as they arise.
Please note: This is a full time, fully grant-funded contract position for one year from the date of hire. Extension of contract is dependent on performance and available funding.
GLOBAL HEALTH GROUP / GLOBAL HEALTH SCIENCES
The UCSF Global Health Group is an “action tank,” dedicated to identifying, elaborating and translating innovative solutions to major global health challenges into large-scale action, to advance health and save lives in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Health Group works across the spectrum, from conducting research and policy analysis, to building consensus, to catalyzing the development and implementation of pioneering programs in collaborating countries. Organizationally, the Global Health Group is a component of UCSF Global Health Sciences. The Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) believes a malaria-free world is possible within a generation. As a forward-thinking partner to malaria-eliminating countries and regions, the MEI generates evidence, develops new tools and approaches, documents and disseminates elimination experiences, and builds consensus to shrink the malaria map. With support from the MEI’s highly-skilled team, countries around the world are actively working to eliminate malaria—a goal that nearly 30 countries will achieve by 2020. For more information about our impact, visit www.shrinkingthemalariamap.org.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
| || • Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 to 10 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience / training
• 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 design concepts, various media, and applications
• Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans
• 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
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills
• Excellent writing and editing skills, including experience in drafting a wide variety of communications, marketing, and media documents
• Strong self-management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment under ambiguous conditions, handle multiple complex tasks and details simultaneously, and meet deadlines and deliverables with minimal supervision
• Significant attention to detail and strong organizational skills; ability to hold self and others to high standards
• Ability to travel 15-20% of time
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
| || • Advanced degree, such as a Master’s degree in Public Health, Communications, Journalism or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
• Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences
• Exceptional communications skills; experience communicating effectively with partners from diverse cultures/nationalities, as well as across complex organizations. Ability to represent the UCSF Global Health Group at external events
• Thorough knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally
| || n/a |
| || Full Time |
| || 100% |
| || The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. |