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Director of Executive Communications

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 540613; 6/17/2024 (REVISED) 

DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS 

 

California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

 

The University:  California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  

 

The Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Communications, with an additional reporting line to the President, the Director of Executive Communications crafts strategic messaging to advance university-wide goals. Working with a team of communications professionals, the Director plays a critical role in amplifying the President's voice and shaping the public image of California State University, Los Angeles. The Director crafts clear, concise, and impactful communications for diverse audiences, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members, civic leaders, donors, prospective students, and their families. The Director maintains a deep understanding of the President's priorities, to be leveraged in the development of compelling communication pieces. The Director also manages the flow of presidential writing assignments. As a key advisor to the Executive Director, the Director offers insights and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the Office of Strategic Communications while maintaining outreach to college-based communication leads. The Director further supports media relations as needed. 

Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in communications, public affairs, public administration, or a related field. Five years of professional experience in public relations, journalism, education, or combination thereof. Experience crafting executive-level communications for a public or private institution; and in project management. The incumbent must have excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills. The incumbent must have the ability to work autonomously, exercise sound judgment and discretion. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position. As a part of the recruitment process, a task will be required. 

  

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

 

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

 

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. 

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,812 - $15,449/monthly. Budgeted Hiring Salary Range $10,000 - $11,500/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

 

Appointment:  The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan. 

 

Closing DateReview of applications will begin on July 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

 

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

 

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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