Marketing and Communications Strategist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • La Jolla

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, California, UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 08/18/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 08/30/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION In 2022, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $150 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute at UC San Diego. This gift combines current infrastructure with new Centers intended to leverage the advantages of space-based science, including expansion and, in some ways, quite literally launch stem cell research and regenerative medicine at UC San Diego into new spaces, endeavors, and training of future stem cell scientists. Sanford Stem Cell Institute provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, daily Sanford Stem Cell Institute personnel work with all 9 Vice Chancellor areas: Academic Affairs; Research Affairs; Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; Student Affairs; Marine Sciences; Health Sciences; Health System; Chief Financial Officer; Advancement; Resource Management and Planning. As part of UC San Diego, Sanford Stem Cell Institute motivates University-wide change, sustainability, and partnership, focusing on creating the structure under which various innovative regenerative medicine units and initiatives are developed. The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute builds upon a $100 million gift in 2013 from T. Denny Sanford that established UC San Diego as a leader in developing and delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells — special cells with the ability to develop into many different cell types and which, when modified and repurposed, have the potential to treat, remedy or cure a vast array of conditions and diseases. The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute includes six (6) stem cell Centers led by Center Directors and Co-Directors. Sanford Integrated Space Stem Cell Orbital Research (ISSCOR) Center, for stem cell research that will be conducted in a laboratory bay located aboard the International Space Station currently in low-Earth orbit. Sanford Stem Cell Fitness and Space Medicine Center, which conducts in-depth space fitness and orbital medicine that can benefit both astronauts and people living on Earth. Sanford Stem Cell Innovation Center, which will support regenerative medicine company development, including contract research in low-Earth orbit. Sanford Stem Cell Discovery Center, which conducts basic and translational stem cell research. Sanford Advanced Therapy Center, which provides fundamental tools and services to move basic research findings to next stages, such as early phase trials. Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, which conducts research to accelerate relevant drug and therapy development in regenerative medicine, including clinical trials. The Marketing and Communications Strategist will oversee the development of marketing and communications deliverables that align with Sanford Stem Cell Institute (SSCI) strategic plans, including but not limited to: Marketing and communications campaigns. Messaging frameworks. Creative assets that increase brand affinity and share our story (videos, gifs, photography, social content, creative campaign elements). All forms of written content (newsletters, social media posts, etc.). Define measurement models for project success and review analytics regularly to understand the story the data is telling and translate that to leadership and into next steps. Push the creative envelop and encourage team members to do the same. Collaborate with other members of the Marketing & Communications team to develop solutions for necessary processes, noticeable trends, team needs, and more. Event planning and support. Website maintenance. The incumbent utilizes skill and knowledge in social media and technology platforms to support a comprehensive marketing and communications program and should have an interest and ability in learning and implementing new marketing technologies. This position will use digital media to drive engagement and increase SSCI’s visibility across platforms, connecting with a variety of audiences. Works creatively with the Director of Marketing and Communications in planning, creating, and implementing effective marketing and branding campaigns. Creates social media content, develops content calendar, writes, and edits blogs and e-blasts, maintains website