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Director of Public Relations - UCSF Health
| University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health|
United States, California, San Francisco
|September 30, 2023|
Director of Public Relations - UCSF Health
The Director of Public Relations will join the UCSF Office of Communications (OC) at a time of significant investment and expansion, which are intended to better serve the growing needs of UCSF's mission and strategic initiatives. A key leader in the OC's Public Affairs team, the Director's primary responsibility will be to develop and implement communications strategies that promote the clinical and business priorities of UCSF Health-the health care delivery enterprise of UCSF.
The Director also will collaborate closely with the OC's Strategic Communications team to manage sensitive issues involving UCSF's clinical enterprise. The Public Affairs team also works closely with counterparts in the OC's Brand Strategy, Content Strategy, Internal Communications, and Central Administration on integrated communications disseminated across the university and health system. In addition, the Public Affairs team collaborates with University Development & Alumni Relations to support and advance donor and fundraising priorities.
Tactics will include news releases, pitches, ghost-written op-eds, graphics, podcasts, video, press briefings, public forums, and media training.
A significant responsibility of this position is to stay current with a rapidly changing media and digital communications landscape and identify strategies that can reach targeted audiences beyond traditional news media. This includes owned media content distributed via social and paid digital media in geographies with little local earned media infrastructure.
The role will grow with the Public Affairs team, contributing to and/or leading various OC initiatives and priorities, ranging from team building and goal setting to faculty media training and emergency response planning.
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UCSF's Office of Communications (OC) provides comprehensive and coordinated leadership in planning, creating and implementing integrated brand and communications programs across the UCSF enterprise, including the university campus and the UCSF Health system. These programs foster increased awareness, understanding and support of UCSF's mission, vision, accomplishments, and strategic priorities among its many internal and external constituencies. It serves as the official voice of UCSF to regional, state, national and international news media.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Job Code and Payroll Title
000413 MEDIA COMM MGR 1
Marketing / Communications, Supervisory / Management
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Mission Bay (SF)
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