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Publication or Company UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Job Title Director of Communications
Industry Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Non-profit, Public Relations, Teaching/Academia
Salary
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Requirements The Director of Communications will work with the Dean of the Fielding School of Public Health and the Assistant Dean for External Affairs to develop and implement a strategic communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The Director will collaborate with leadership and faculty to advance school initiatives, build the school's brand, and position the Fielding School as a "go to" resource for all things public health. The Director will cultivate and maintain media contacts with major news outlets to disseminate faculty research and the news of the school to local and global audiences, including public policy makers, donors and alumni and will handle crisis communications. The Director will oversee and write content about school initiatives, faculty research, student training and community impact programs to be distributed on a variety of vehicles including the website, social media and the school's magazine. She/he will work with leadership to develop collateral materials for student recruiting and fundraising campaigns, and manage the standardization of logo identity and graphics. This position requires excellent writing ability. The Communications Director will collaborate closely with the University's communication and marketing offices to maximize publicity for the school and its faculty and to coordinate with campus-wide branding efforts.

Qualifications:
1. Seasoned and energetic communications and public affairs professional capable of developing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive communications and marketing program for UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a high degree of professionalism, sensitivity, and integrity.
2. Demonstrated success in creating communications and public affairs efforts that are creative and results-focused.
3. Familiarity with current issues in public health.
4. Exceptional listening, writing and oral communications.
About Our Company As California's largest university, UCLA enrolls approximately 38,000 students per year and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the UCLA College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools in dozens of varied disciplines. UCLA consistently ranks among the top five universities and colleges nationally in total research-and-development spending, receiving more than $820 million a year in competitively awarded federal and state grants and contracts. UCLA employs more than 27,000 faculty and staff, has more than 350,000 living alumni and has been home to five Nobel Prize recipients.

The Fielding School of Public Health consistently ranks in the top ten schools of public health in the United States with a world class faculty and one of the country’s most exceptional and diverse student bodies. The Fielding School is spearheading some of the largest and most innovative evidence to impact programs to reduce obesity and health disparities in underserved communities and is launching transformative programs to link local and global communities by addressing population and public health issues that transcend borders.
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