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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1299842
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Communications

Writer and Communications Strategist

Classification: Administrator I-Range A

AutoReqId: 10698BR

Department: Provost/VPAA Operations

Sub-Division: Provost/VPAA

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (department hiring range: $2,502 - $6,250 per month)

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:
The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is driven by student success. We believe that getting an education isn't just about the classes you take or the degree you earn - it's about engaging with diverse perspectives and cultivating an enlightened outlook on our communities, our society and our world. We are searching for an exceptional individual to join our team as a Writer and Communications Strategist. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, the Writer and Communications Strategist serves as a highly skilled writer and communicator. Responsible for managing, developing, planning, researching, and writing a wide array of communications on behalf of or in collaboration with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Division of Academic Affairs ensuring a consistent voice and tone throughout communication pieces. Manages and administers multiple projects, including speeches/talking points, executive communications, memos, letters, newsletters, campus emails and announcements, opinion columns; briefings; and content for other promotional or policy-related communications. Maintains editorial content on the Office of the Provost website. Adapts writing style to various formats. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in a related, applicable field and a minimum of five years of related professional experience researching, writing, editing, and proofing diverse editorial content, sometimes within highly condensed timeframes. Demonstrated ability to adapt writing to reflect the character, voice, and expressions of another person (e.g., an organization's chief executive). Experience in, knowledge of, and ability to synthesize and express complex public-policy issues related to higher education in California and the nation. Demonstrated ability to understand differing stakeholder audiences and differing content environments, adjusting editorial content accordingly. In-depth knowledge of overall university communication objectives. Ability to work independently, exercising sound judgement. Ability to understand issues from a broad, strategic perspective. Expert networking and interpersonal skills including strong consultative and persuasive skills to work with internal and external constituents. Demonstrated organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of general office equipment, Windows-based personal computers, and appropriate MS Office, administrative, and online content management applications.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Special Working Conditions:
This position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by October 4, 2018 can be assured full consideration.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 40,000, including international students representing 86 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 57 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks the campus as 5th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Application Deadline: 29-Nov-2018

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