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The Regents of the University of California

Digital Communications & Creative Design Specialist The Regents of the University of California
Los Angeles, CA

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Requisition Number: 29890 Job Title: PUBLIC INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE, SENIOR Working Title: Digital Communications & Creative Design Specialist Salary: $4,842 - $9,591 monthly Job Type: Contract Department Name: 0070-EDUCATION Department Website URL: Job Summary Statement: The Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS) serves as a thought partner and critical source of support for schools, districts and county offices of education across the country in fulfilling their mission of ensuring that all children receive the education they deserve. CTS' research and tools helps school systems, government leaders and community members reimagine the ways in which they can raise academic achievement by getting students more motivated and involved in learning, building on their strengths and the cultural resources of their families, and using education as a means to break cycles of poverty.

The Digital Communications & Creative Design Specialist (Communications & Design Specialist) will work with CTS to advance the research, communication, and support the various communication initiatives and design needs within CTS. This includes the MTSS pilot, the Study on the State of Black Youth in Los Angeles, LCFF case studies, and emerging projects as they arise. The Communications & Design Specialist responsibilities include leading the design, production, and implementation of visual graphics and content creation; planning, analyzing, and creating visual graphics and content that communication the various project ideas, goals, and research; and creating and proposing effective way of sharing information through various medias - print, electronic, film, etc. - using a variety of methods. The Communications & Design Specialist will manage all Media Relations for CTS, and their associate projects, by ensuring targeted outreach strategies are used and developed to increasing external engagement with CTS.

The Communications & Design Specialist will lead the design, production and implementation of web-based communications systems for electronic outreach initiatives and organize information architecture for projects; will develop the overall layout and production design of promotional materials, training materials/guides and modules; and maintain web content for CTS and its associate projects. They will be responsible for data visualizations for CTS and affiliated project reports, by creating graphics and infographics for CTS on school climate and discipline tools. Additionally, working directly with the MTSS Project Director and CTS staff, the digital communications specialist's will also support the development of the pilot program and curriculum for online audiences. Percentage of Time: 100 Shift Start: 8:00 am Shift End: 5:00 pm Qualifications for Position

32 Records Qualifications Required/Preferred

Advanced working knowledge of Macintosh and PC computers and associated software, including expert knowledge of desktop publishing, database management, HTML, graphics, and website content and design programs (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Microsoft Office, FileMaker, Excel.)

Required

Advanced working knowledge of programming languages (e.g., R, Python, or others) to create effective graphic reports and charts.

Required

Experience in graphic art layout and design including professional presentation using fonts, formatting, color, and images.

Required

Skill in using advanced computer application features including stylesheets, graphs, and merge functions.

Required

Familiarity with electronic database management, such as MailChimp, Google Docs, Box, etc.

Required

Experience in Database Management.

Preferred

Experience in developing web based applications, specifically using PHP/MySQL Intimate knowledge of web based application development, including best practices for session handling, data manipulation and persistence for security purposes.

Required

Experience with Javascript, DHTML, CSS, RSS 2.0 & XML.

Preferred

Demonstrated experience to plan and manage the production of several publications and various communications projects and to adjust schedules to meet changing priorities.

Required

Demonstrated knowledge of publications planning and management that integrates principles of journalism and media relations with publications, internal communications, and public relations.

Required

Professional experience as web content coordinator and developer in a UNIX/Linux environment with object oriented programming.

Required

Experience to create, update, and modify dynamically created displays.

Required

Ability to design, lay out, and produce professional publications and other highly visible materials such as brochures, newsletters, annual reports, etc.

Required

Knowledge of security principles, such as authorization, authentication, NTFS permissions, SQL Server permissions, encryption, and session management as related to securing IIS, MS SQL Server, and web applications.

Preferred

Expert working knowledge of Macintosh and MS Windows productivity applications including, but not limited to MS Office, FileMaker Pro, EndNote.

Required

Expert working knowledge of Macintosh and MS Windows web design applications including, but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, BBEdit, Dreamweaver, Fireworks.

Required

Expert working knowledge of Macintosh and MS Windows web development applications including, but not limited to ArcView (GIS mapping), Authorware, Adobe Acrobat, FinalCut Pro, iMovie, iDVD.

Required

Demonstrated knowledge of information architecture and design: layout, graphic production, typography, navigation, indexing, etc.

Required

Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments, and follow thorough with minimal direction in order to perform effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions, fluctuating workloads, and conflicting time demands.

Required

Interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships and ongoing communications with persons of diverse social, educational, and cultural backgrounds

Required

Thorough understanding of the changing nature of publishing and scholarly communication.

Required

Skill in working with diverse information systems such as World Wide Web within a large scale network.

Required

Skill to effectively train faculty and staff as new or experienced users in project applications and resource materials.

Required

Skill to understand both written and verbal instructions to prioritize tasks and complete assignments in a timely fashion and/or report on the status of pending tasks.

Required

Ability to design and develop web-related instructional materials and workshops for small groups of new and experienced users.

Required

Skill to write concise, logical, grammatically correct documents and training materials.

Required

Excellent oral communication skills to make clear, logical, easy to follow presentations to individuals and in small/large group settings within a specified period of time for each session.

Required

Ability to understand and apply software copyright laws as they relate to ownership and allowable copying of software.

Required

A bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science or allied field or at least 3 years of work experience as a Graphic Designer.

Required

Ability to plan and manage the production of several publications and various communications projects and to adjust schedules to meet changing priorities.

Required

Skill in coordinating all aspects of publication production and procedure to take a manuscript from first draft to camera-ready copy, including photography, graphic design, printing, inventory, and distribution.

Preferred

Demonstrated working knowledge of the meaning and usage of concepts and terms in the related research field.

Preferred Additional Posting Information Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered Application Deadline: 07-20-2019 External Posting Date: Quicklink To Posting: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75734 Special Instructions: Please have your Resume & Cover Letter available for upload when applying. Final candidates will be required to provide a list of references which include current or most recent supervisor.

This is a one-year contract appointment with possibility of renewal.

The target salary range for this position is between the posted minimum and $5,000 monthly. Contact information: Number of Positions: Special Employment Designations/ Requirements Per UC Policy Conflict of Interest: N/A Critical: Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation. Driving Record: N/A E-Verify Check:

Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

More Information This position does not require E-Verify check. CANRA:

Is this position designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA? No Other Special Employment Requirements: Position is subject to performance standards and other requirements of the University wide Police Policies and Administrative Procedures.

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