OE CalTime Communications Specialist

University of California, Berkeley
May 28, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
OE CalTime Communications Specialist #15726

This project is part of the overall Operational Excellence (OE) efforts (http://oe.berkeley.edu ) at Berkeley, designed to increase effectiveness, deliver excellence, and ensure long-term sustainability of the administrative functions on campus. Prospective candidates must have a desire and ability to work in a complex and creative environment and will be required to apply both analytical and big-picture thinking. Positions are located at the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Berkeley is looking for mission-driven individuals interested in helping to implement a single timekeeping system on the UC Berkeley campus. The Timekeeping Implementation team will work closely with administrative and academic units campus-wide to review and write pay rules, conduct assessments, and implement the KRONOS timekeeping system.

This is a 12-month contract position, with the possibility of extension. Benefits are included in the compensation package.


For this role we seek an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the communications field. Will support change oriented communications efforts in consultation with other team members.
* Develop, manage, execute and measure impact of comprehensive communications programs, including written, visual, and electronic communications, for initiative or project.
* Provides communications advice and counsel to initiative team, Program Office, initiative leaders and others on all aspects of communications including developing strong communications strategies that effectively deliver the desired message, policy interpretation, and problem resolution.
* Produces high quality products that effectively deliver the desired message within budget and time constraints using one or more venues.
* Supports change management communications plans. Identifies audiences and develops best vehicle for each. Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements.

Required Qualifications

* Knowledge 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
* Internal communications required
* Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, applications, and metrics.
* Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education.
* Ability to produce communication pieces under tight timelines while managing input from multiple key stakeholders, and ensure all materials are accurate and responsive to input from stakeholders.
* Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to target and/or broad general audiences.
* Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
* Knowledge of campus protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
* Ability to collaborate effectively in a team

Preferred Qualifications

* Change oriented communications
* External communications experience

Salary & Benefits:
Commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Interested parties go to http://apptrkr.com/344930 and reference job #15726. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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