Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
University of California Santa Cruz
December 19, 2019
Santa Cruz, California
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Chancellor, Office of the 
JOB #: 1909226
Full time ; Career  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date:
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
The Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer is the principal administrator responsible for enhancing widespread understanding of the mission of UC Santa Cruz.
The Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communication and Marketing Officer (AVC) will develop and direct the communication and marketing strategy for generating widespread understanding of the mission and successes of UC Santa Cruz. The position leads a centralized communications and marketing organization which includes writers, visual artists, and communications and marketing specialists. The AVC is charged with designing and implementing a comprehensive communications and marketing plan for the campus, with ongoing assessment of its effectiveness.
The AVC collaborates with the Chancellor, Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor and principal officers on critical matters related to visibility and reputation, including institutional priorities, research, alumni relations, fundraising, enrollment, and crisis communication. The AVC ensures units across campus adhere to a coherent communications strategy and that all campus communications align with the university's goals.
The Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer reports directly to the Chancellor, Cynthia Larive, who recently arrived on our campus after serving as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UC Riverside.
Founded in 1965, the University of California Santa Cruz consistently ranks as a premier research institution whose commitment to progressive higher education, social justice, and sustainability can be felt throughout the organization. UC Santa Cruz's major research strengths include astronomy and astrophysics, genomics, linguistics and natural language processing, international economics, and marine and ocean sciences.
UC Santa Cruz has a three-fold purpose: 1) to provide equitable access to world-class undergraduate and graduate education 2) to conduct cutting-edge, high-impact research and 3) to serve the public good in social justice; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and sustainability. We boldly approach challenges as opportunities, while keeping our eye on the objectives: helping students achieve their dreams, serving the public, and advancing life-changing discovery.
UC Santa Cruz has locations throughout the central coast including the residential campus, the Coastal Science Campus, research facilities at 2300 Delaware, administrative offices in Scotts Valley and the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus. The residential campus is situated on 2,200 acres among the redwoods and overlooking Monterey Bay. The campus is often cited as one of the most beautiful in the nation and is located just 30 miles from San Jose, the southern hub of Silicon Valley. Altogether, UC Santa Cruz serves about 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
UC Santa Cruz is part of the University of California (UC) system which includes 10 campuses, more than 238,000 students, over 190,000 faculty and staff, and 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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