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Salary Range: $71,000 – $115,500/year
The University Communications Public Relations team drives strategic outreach and engagement in support of internal and external communications for UC San Diego, while also contributing to content development in collaboration with University Communications Strategy colleagues.
Advancement inspires support from and fosters meaningful relationships with alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, friends and community partners to drive philanthropic investment in UC San Diego. The Advancement and Campaign Communications team is a professional service division within the Advancement Operations and Campaign (AOC) unit that is dedicated to leading marketing and communications efforts across Advancement by providing design, writing, editing, and strategic consulting services.
University Communications PR professionals are expert storytellers who utilize best-in-class internal and external communications channels to deliver the unique stories of each of the University-wide. The PR function drives earned media efforts by cultivating and leveraging relationships with key regional, vertical and global media to elevate the university’s profile of prestige, distinction and global leadership in research, medicine, science, engineering, technology, policy, management, the arts and more. The PR team also leads communications for the university’s distinguished research centers and institutes, including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Qualcomm Institute and leading collaborations in robotics, energy, materials discovery and design and other emerging areas.
Additionally, the University Communications PR team serves as a critical resource for communications strategy and support for staff and faculty engagement communications initiatives in support of the university’s advancement, student affairs, human resources and library functions by integrating and aligning with strategic university priorities and initiatives. Crisis communications are managed through this team.
The Director of Public Relations, Advancement serves as the strategic communications and media relations professional for Advancement. Reports directly to the Sr. Executive Director, Public Relations (SED-PR) with additional reporting to the Deputy Director Advancement Operations and Campaign (DD-AOC). Provides the full range of communications services and advice to Advancement leadership in partnership with the DD-AOC, the Advancement and Campaign Communications (ACC) team, and imbedded communications staff in Advancement. Also develops communications strategies in coordination with University Communications colleagues and in sync with University Communications initiatives and Advancement needs. Works collaboratively to devise, communicate and implement communications strategies. Serves as a strong facilitator and liaison to advance the mission and goals of the organization. Actively, deliberately and thoughtfully infuses inclusivity and diversity throughout university communications. Promotes a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, respect and superior customer service to internal and external constituents.
The Director of Public Relations, Advancement serves as an adviser to the Advancement leadership team and communications staff, developing proactive and comprehensive communications and media relations strategies for the key programs and initiatives across the university. Works in collaboration with colleagues in the development of promotional materials, providing content for highly polished print and digital publications and websites that advance the mission of UC San Diego Advancement. Develops and implements communications strategies to reach institutional goals and objectives that target key audiences in corporate relations, donor relations, alumni relations, internal communications and other friends of the university. Collaborates on materials for use on a variety of communications channels including social media, newsletters, websites and collateral. As appropriate, directs photography and videography in service of these objectives. This position pitches news to strategic local, national and international media and aids in the development and implementation of strategies to address sensitive issues and to tell the story of philanthropic impact at UC San Diego. Supports the goals and objectives of the University Communications strategic communications plan and maintains editorial and brand standards.
• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
• Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related area with five years of relevant experience, and/or equivalent experience / training.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
• Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans.
• Media relations experience with advanced writing skills.
• Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
• Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas, thoughts, complex problems and position statements. Must possess a strong portfolio of interpersonal skills: ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and organizational levels, ability to constructively handle complaints, ability to be flexible, to work collaboratively and to listen well and engender trust.
• Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences. Sophisticated level knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in fundraising.
• Proven ability and working experience to edit writing for accuracy and style. Working knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and effective journalistic style.
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
• Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Experience working with leadership, top donors and promoting philanthropy.
• Extensive writing experience in an academic environment for fundraising related communications.
• Knowledge of academic advancement and governance, administration of educational programs, and research programs funding and execution.
• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.
e) Pet Insurance.
For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


As a steward of the KPBS brand, the Social Media Strategist helps grow our audience across social networks, connecting people with our content and engaging them in conversation. Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the Social Media Strategist is responsible for meeting station goals for content distribution, audience growth and fundraising while maintaining brand consistency across all social platforms.

In addition to managing social media postings, the Social Media Strategist is responsible for planning an editorial calendar and for evaluating new social platforms.

KPBS is San Diego’s NPR and PBS station. Our mission is to provide stories that make us think, help us dream, and keep us connected. Check out to see what we’re about.

Applications must be submitted through San Diego State University Research Foundation –



Filing Deadline: Tue 9/21/2021
For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/03/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest provider of K-12 ocean science education in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on- and off-site programs.

At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works – Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life – and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and empowered to make positive change. We connect people with each other, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.

Our values can be found here:

Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

All Birch Aquarium employees are expected to:

* Have an interest and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds upholding UC San Diego’s Principles of Community strengthen by its strategic plan for inclusive excellence (EDI)

* Whenever interacting with guests, provide superior guest service by modeling best guest service practices, standards, and guidelines

* Uphold the Aquarium’s Quality Standards by being Safe, Courteous, Engaging, and Inspiring

* Provide interactions that connect guests of all ages to our planet, promote curiosity, and inspire stewardship

* Provide support of all kinds to Aquarium guests and employees

* Have a positive attitude and the ability to be dependable, proactive, resourceful, and flexible.

Reporting and collaborating closely with the Director of Marketing and the marketing & communications team, the Public Relations Specialist is responsible for representing Birch Aquarium to both the public and the media. Creates writing press releases and blog content in order to proactively pitch news stories and manage relationships with key influencers. Through public relations efforts the position will help build Birch Aquarium’s reputation during an exciting time of growth and change.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including any evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed.


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience performing writing, marketing and PR duties in an agency or other fast-paced environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of journalistic best practices and AP style. Ability to turn copy around quickly.

  • Experience writing compelling copy that is targeted to specific audiences via a variety of outlets including social media, websites, email marketing, video, printed brochures and publications, websites, emails, talking points, articles and reports.

  • Have prior experience coordinating media interviews and managing reporters.

  • Ability to establish positive relationships with news media that result in the placement of positive press coverage.

  • Proven ability to understand, explain and summarize complex concepts and to share them in simple language that is both scientifically accurate and accessible to lay audiences.

  • Strong skill to complete projects that require a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with staff teams.

  • Familiarity and interest in science and/or environmental fields.

  • Prior experience writing news releases, media advisories, feature stories, blogs and media pitches.

  • Be an avid consumer of news across print, online, broadcast and social media.

  • Experience using Cision or other media list building software.

  • Working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations.

  • General knowledge of the usage and applications of electronic communication tools and skill in using same.

  • Working knowledge of the location, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.

  • Good written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and political acumen.

  • Skill to maintain confidentiality.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

This position does not meet the criteria officially designated supervisory under HEERA, however; this position provides work direction to a student employee.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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21+ Required

Passion and experience in social media – could be personal, business or volunteering (business social media is a bonus).

We need a self starter. Someone who is hungry and eager with flexibility that is good with deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is passionate about social media. Various platforms with the skills to create meaningful brand centric content on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we are looking for a consultant to join our team on a very special account.

There is a 30-day probation period. This is a tele-commute position on a day-to-day basis – other than having to go on site to capture video and photo content.

Must live in San Diego or surrounding area to be able to gather and create social media content. If live outside the area, please explain/include how you will be getting video, images etc. for the ongoing social media content.


Responsibilities include:

1–2 posts daily for Facebook

1 post daily Instagram

2–3 Stories / Reels weekly

Attend events and capture content

Create content daily with little input – Images, videos for various social media platforms, per above

Create a posting schedule

Meet with c3 team weekly to review goals future posts

Provide posting schedule monthly

Provide social media report monthly

Monitor and respond to external queries on all social media channels

Some weekend work required at fun social events where a guest can attend with you

Please apply by September 16 to

Please also take 2-3 screen shots of your work. In your reply to us, please share with us why you are passionate about social media and any standout work you wish to also share.

For the right person this would be a very fun job with the opportunity for growth in a fun environment.

Thank you for your time and submission. Good luck!


(W)right On’s San Diego headquarters office located in the iconic Emerald Plaza has an opening for an experienced, creative Communications Strategist with 3-5+ years of Public Relations agency experience and energy, clean tech, healthcare, B2B and nonprofit expertise.

We are a leading California-based public relations agency, named one of America’s Best PR Firms by Forbes, and have been elevating the PR agency experience for our client partners coast to coast and internationally since 1998. We take a strategic, integrated and creative approach to communications and work across earned, shared, owned and paid media platforms.

We offer a supportive team, a professional environment and exposure to a multitude of industries as well as inspiring clients and opportunities for fun, too.

More can be found here:

The Communications Strategist position is a dynamic and challenging position in a fast-paced environment with tremendous career potential for the right candidate. If you are motivated by results, service-oriented and want to make yourself an indispensable addition to a rock-solid senior team, let us know! Email a compelling cover letter, résumé, compensation requirements and supporting material you feel will make you stand out to Tell us how you would contribute to ensuring client partners keep singing our praises! No phone calls, please.

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