UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
The Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz, originally founded in 1997. Over the past 20 years, BSOE has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. BSOE has grown to include seven academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of BSOE's educational programs is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitates creative thinking and prepares students for productive and rewarding careers. BSOE is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz in the Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Director of Communications, the incumbent will assist with the creation, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic information to increase the visibility and brand awareness of the Baskin School of Engineering through the promotion of engineering education and research at UC Santa Cruz; provide administrative support to the BSOE Director of Communications and communications staff; and will assist with engineering outreach efforts and event support, in collaboration with the BSOE Dean's Office.
For full consideration for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide up to three writing samples, one to three pages in length, which may include:
- news story or press release - profile of a person or place - case study - promotional brochure - event (or other promotional) flyer - a blog post, web content, and/or social media post - a professional letter
They should be submitted as supplemental documents.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Writing, editing and proofreading skills sufficient to write and/or edit newsletters, faculty and student profiles, brochures, news stories, web, social media, correspondence, and other materials.
Ability to take a project (for example, a newsletter or brochure) from conception to completion with little supervision.
Experience with personal computing applications; ability to create web pages in Drupal, Wordpress, or HTML and perform web research; proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and page layout software (InDesign, Canva, etc.).
Organizational, analytical, time management, problem-solving and decision-making skills to prioritize work, meet deadlines for multiple assignments, tasks, and projects, and make decisions using independent judgment, and adapt to evolving priorities and goals.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment; ability to follow directions and pay strict attention to details and deadlines; flexibility to adapt to changing priorities; tolerance for short deadlines and relatively high-pressure assignments.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 05-03-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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