Director, Marketing and Communications

UCI Health
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$95,300
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Updated: Feb 14, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: Merage/Marketing & Comm

Job Opening ID: 48247

Reports To: Dean

Working Title: Director, Marketing and Communications

Department: Merage/Marketing & Communications

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000408

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Agility is key to survival in our rapidly changing global economy. The Merage School develops and equips leaders with critical business and leadership skills needed to succeed through programs that are continually adapted to address the ever-changing social, technological and economic opportunities and challenges in our digitally driven world. We offer MBA programs, Specialty Masters programs, MS in Biotechnology Management, PhD, professional certificates and undergraduate business degrees that focus on creative and critical thinking skills, strategic decision-making, leadership, inclusive excellence, innovation, and collaboration through in-class as well as on-site experiences with real-world business problems. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 5% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. We combine the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of Southern California's Tech Coast.

As Marketing & Communications Director for The Paul Merage School of Business, this role has the highest level of Marketing and Communications authority at the School, serves as the strategic leader of an in-house marketing services department, and is the primary liaison to the University-level Communications Department. This position is responsible for overseeing communication and outreach via traditional, multimedia, and technology-oriented delivery, and maintains the messaging of the Merage School website and all social media accounts. This hands-on position writes and edits copy, interprets market research, uses Google Analytics, develops promotional and sales messaging, analyzes return on investment, and advises on strategies for revenue generation for our graduate admissions department. This role will leads efforts to reach and attract target audiences for all other Merage School departments with a focus on inclusive excellence.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$95,300.00 - $185,500.00 (annual)

Department Website:

https: //


Minimum of 10 years of experience with a marketing and communications team, post-secondary school or senior level corporate experience preferred.

6-8 years in a leadership role required.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Solid management skills to select, train, evaluate, lead, direct, guide and motivate subordinate staff to produce high quality work; skill to take corrective action as required.

Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.

Strong knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and the most appropriate and effective applications.

Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.

Broad knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively manage / supervise professional technical staff, including design concepts, various media and mediums, applications, etc.

Strong skills to ensure production of high quality work within budget and time constraints.

Solid knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.

Strong knowledge of financial and personnel management, including understanding of management techniques, guiding principles, relevant laws, policies and best practices.

Solid skills to create, develop and implement comprehensive long- and short- term strategic communications plans.


MBA preferred.

Strong knowledge of the location, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices and infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, issues in higher education and / or health sciences, and / or specialized subject matter.

Special Conditions Required:

Must have the ability to work onsite as needed. Some local travel required.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan

  • Legal Right to work in the United States

  • Vaccination Policies

  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy

  • Drug Free Environment

  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

  • E-Verify

  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

    Closing Statement:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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