UC San Diego — Writer Editor 4

Salary Range: $83,000 – $103,000 /year

This is a 100% Contract position for six (6) months that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

DESCRIPTION
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.

Researches, writes and/or edits high-level communications, publications, and/or reports with complex or sensitive subject matter to audiences that are either broad or highly influential. Requires EDI subject-matter expertise, inclusive communication style, and an in-depth understanding of the audience and the communication strategies that will best serve VC-EDI, its constituents, and the University. Work requires political acumen and sensitivity and an advanced understanding of the history and societal impacts of discrimination and unequal opportunity in the United States and how this impacts higher education.

Incumbent works independently and in partnership with UC San Diego University communications to develop, oversee, implement, and maintain a comprehensive communications 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 and reports. Works with Chief of Staff and/or the Vice Chancellor and University Communications to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy.

Functions as an editor, ensures clarity, organization, accuracy, style, and quality of written works for public use. Produces articles, press releases, profiles, briefings, collateral, talking points, reports, and/or other written material for web using subject matter expertise.

Works to create clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the organization’s message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.

  • Occasional non-standard hours required to meet deadlines.
  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills to write clear, lively, engaging, compelling and effective copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and the broader public.
  • Knowledge of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion subject matter, including knowledge of the history and societal impacts of discrimination and unequal opportunity in the United States and how this impacts higher education. Knowledge of diversity and social justice issues including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual-orientation, religious, and class background.
  • Strong skills to create clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional websites that provide web content consistent with the organization’s message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and / or web production.
  • Advanced research and fact verification skills.
  • Effective interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
  • Strong 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding 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
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact tactfully and diplomatically, yet assertively, with all segments of the campus and community.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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