Executive Director (DIGITAL COMM MGR 2)
UC Davis, Davis, CA USA
Work at UC Davis
Salary min: $90,000
Salary max: $150,000
Level: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)
Executive Director (DIGITAL COMM MGR 2)
Salary Range: $92,700 - $230,200
Strategic Communications provides comprehensive and coordinated campus leadership in planning, creating and implementing integrated marketing and communications programs across all media that foster increased awareness, understanding and support of UC Davis' mission, vision, accomplishments and needs among its many internal and external constituencies. It serves as the official voice of UC Davis to regional, state, national and international news media.
Strategic Communications encompasses six units: Visual Communications, News and Media Relations, Web Communications, Social Media, Marketing and Branding, and Executive Communications. Strategic Communications' multimedia storytellers, designers, Web developers, information architects and search-engine experts have a mission to communicate university messages through interactive media. We coordinate these communications across platforms to reach our audiences. Our efforts could be seen on the UC Davis home site, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and other sites and channels.
The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) and head of the Office of Strategic Communications (OSC) and is a member of the OSC leadership team. As Executive Director, acts for the CMCO in their absence, and is a confidential management position providing counsel and principal management support, leading and coordinating a variety of daily matters with OSC, between OSC and campus partners, UC leaders, and external constituents.
Recognized as an influential leader, the ED advises the CMCO and develops/oversees communications plans around campus-wide and chancellor initiatives to achieve the university’s strategic vision for increasing the reputation and visibility of UC Davis. Provides leadership on a variety of projects for the CMCO, many of which contain a high degree of confidentiality and privileged information requiring tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility.
Oversees department’s executive communications and administrative teams. Works collaboratively with the Operations Manager on budget and human resources issues. With CMCO, works collaboratively with the unit directors to implement and measure communication goals and objectives. Responsible for overseeing implementation of department projects, including reporting on metrics and impacts and analysis of best practices based on metrics.
Works collaboratively with numerous constituents and stakeholders throughout the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Represents the CMCO in their absence where appropriate.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter with their application.
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at
Job ID #34876
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