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At the UC San Diego Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (VC–EDI), we believe that true excellence is achieved through productive relationships among people of diverse perspectives. Creativity and innovation prosper when the collective talents of our students, faculty, and staff are joined together in an environment that is open and inclusive. We define greatness by our ability to work together in a climate of shared respect, where diverse perspectives are valued and opportunities for growth and self-reflection exist for all. VC-EDI works in partnership with other Vice Chancellor areas to ensure that students, faculty, and staff find community and self-empowerment, regardless of heritage, orientation, or situation.
Central to the purpose of the Office of the VC–EDI is to ensure that our community is one of equal opportunity, where mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration is fostered and open dialogue is encouraged. It is our mission to provide leadership, build capacity, and forge partnerships to facilitate shared responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus in which students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
The VC–EDI, through partnership and collaboration, directs the campus efforts relative to diversity initiatives, which includes the work of the Campus Community Centers, as well as the efforts of the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.
Incumbent will assume special projects and communications management within VC-EDI.
Communications: Incumbent is responsible for positioning VC-EDI communications within the larger Enterprise. Incumbent works independently and in partnership with UC San Diego Communications to develop, oversee, implement, and maintain a comprehensive communications plan for VC-EDI. This includes written, visual, digital, and electronic communications. Incumbent researches, writes, and/or edits material for both internal and external audiences; including EDI websites, campus notices, talking points for leadership, news articles, brochures, press releases, and reports. Works with Chief of Staff to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy.
As needed, incumbent designs and implements information campaigns and advises the VC for EDI and other EDI personnel on comprehensive communication strategy, including responding to hate/bias incidents, crisis, and rapid response; advance planning for such incidents; and creating and disseminating written communications; and/or working with UC San Diego Communications staff to create written communications related to hate/bias. Incumbent is versed in relevant policies and procedures to help resolve a wide range of issues.
Project Management: Individual is a project management professional with a full understanding of project management frameworks and methods. Project scale ranges from small internal projects to campus-wide projects or initiatives. Incumbent's role will often shift, depending on the scope and focus of the project, between serving as the lead (e.g., manager of the project) or as a highly engaged team member with specific responsibilities. Incumbent is always responsible for development and execution of the communication plan for the project including layout, editing, and coordination of printed and electronic materials.
Ideal candidates will have the ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, alumni, staff, and local community members.
Must be willing to work extended hours as needed to address unplanned crisis and be available after hours for consultation and potential response by text, phone or in person. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Experience creating, developing, and implementing 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.
Proven experience with hate/bias crisis communications response.
Experience performing in-depth and complex communications analysis on a wide range of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues.
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