Communications and Special Projects Coordinator
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: August 21, 2019
COMMUNICATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
8AM - 5PM
$69,000 - $102,500
The Communications and Special Projects Coordinator works closely
with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Associate
Provost, and the Director of Evaluation and Assessment on a variety
of issues and projects related to the campus academic enterprise.
This position demands a broad team-oriented skill set including the
ability to engage effectively with administrators, faculty and
staff across the campus, ability to undertake independent research
to produce data-driven recommendations, outstanding oral and
written communication skills, commitment to principles of diversity
and inclusion, and aptitude for taking ownership of and
successfully managing and implementing projects with only general
guidance from supervisors. In consultation with the Associate
Provost, the position has the responsibility for independently
managing or assisting in managing a variety of projects undertaken
by the Provost's office. Representative projects include student
success initiatives, faculty hiring initiatives, enrollment
management initiatives, IT platform implementation, and capital and
strategic planning activities. In consultation with the Director of
Evaluation and Assessment, the position assists with campus-wide
assessment and accreditation activities including data analysis,
report writing, and record-keeping. The position also serves as the
communications lead for the Provost/EVC office. This includes
authoring most written communications (internal and external) that
are produced by the office with a high degree of autonomy, creating
presentations, and independently managing the Provost/EVC's social
media accounts and website. Please Note: The budgeted hiring range
for this position is up to $76,680.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
Advanced degree in a related field.
6 - 10 years of related experience.
Ability to travel for UC related business.
Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate
effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally
and in writing.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to work and lead projects with limited supervision.
Demonstrated research skills.
Demonstrated software skills, including the ability to build and
maintain web content, produce polished presentation materials,
utilize spreadsheets, and manage shared documents.
Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes,
protocols and procedures.
Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific
and other computer application programs.
Familiarity with university policies, procedures, guidelines, and
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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