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Communications and Project Manager
We are accepting applications until May 18, 2022.

Under the general supervision of the MBA Career Education Manager of the Parker Career Management Center ("Parker CMC"), the Communications and Project Manager ("communications manager") serves the communications and project management needs of Parker CMC and in turn, the students in UCLA Anderson's full-time MBA program. Parker CMC provides career services for UCLA Anderson's FTMBA students (approximately 700 students), which include a 2-quarter career course ("Parker Career Series"), one-on-one advising with a professional staff, the Anderson Career Teams (ACT) program, ongoing job search skills workshops, and other career development programs. Additionally, the Parker CMC conducts the Campus Recruiting Program, which oversees employer relationships and recruiting activities to facilitate their hiring needs. Parker currently consists of a team of 14 employees.

The communications and project manager will have two major responsibilities:
First - Manage all aspects of Parker's communications strategy and execution for its various internal and external stakeholder, including creating and implementing the overall strategy, brainstorming content ideas, executing the day-to-day communications, facilitating various communications tools, and managing Parker's internal and external websites and social media presence and content directed to current students, recruiters, alumni, and prospective students. The communications manager writes and edits the weekly career management newsletter and reminders to students, including those related to the Anderson Career Teams (ACT) program, Orientation and any communications targeting internal and external constituencies, including students, faculty and staff, alumni and corporate partners. This person will also brainstorm and develop content ideas that will promote Parker's activities around students' successes in their career development. The role also serves as the webmaster for its external website (for marketing purposes) as well as editor-in-chief of the Parker Career Management E-Book and oversee annual updates to the internal portal containing the vast amount of content and resources around MBA career development. This role also assists on the design and publishing of various marketing and information documents targeting various stakeholders. The communication manager collaborates with UCLA Anderson Marketing and Communications department for any school-wide communications initiatives that are relevant to Parker's programs and activities.
Second ? Collaborate closely with MBA Career Education Manager on the execution of the Parker Career Series course during summer and fall quarters. The project manager updates and finalizes lecture presentations, keeps attendance, schedules rooms, co-ordinates exercises and practicum, and oversees the pipeline of course deliverables, ensuring the quality of feedback and student records, as well as communicates with the rest of the Parker team. The Parker Career Series course management system/website is also managed and updated by the project manager; as the course continues to shift to an asynchronous model, this role will support the process and logistics of the content creation and management. The project manager supports the MBA Career Education manager in hiring, training, and managing 7-10 teaching assistants for the Parker Career Series Course. The project manager works closely with advising staff to oversee the scheduling logistics and promotions/ publicity for all career workshops and programs around various facets of the career search process, including the Interview Insider Sessions. During winter and spring quarters, the communications manager partners with the MBA Career Education Manager in reviewing and updating the Parker Career Series based on student surveys, recruiter feedback, market trends and pedagogical best practices.  
Position: Communications and Project Manager
Organization: UCLA Anderson, Parker Career Management Center
Location: Los Angeles,  CA 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 5/6/2022
Date Posted: 5/6/2022
Requirements
 
1. Proven experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects, events, programs, and workshops independently, working on projects as a team leader or effective team member, and completing projects and assignments with minimum supervision.
Required
 
2. Proven ability to coordinate material, information and people in a systematic way, to understand complex relationships, and to optimize efficiency while maintaining effectiveness.
Required
 
3. Significant attention to detail and accuracy in preparing program reports, documents, and electronic communication.
Required
 
4. Ability to multi-task, to prioritize work, to take initiative, to meet deadlines of assignments, to be flexible and adaptable and to work well under pressure when faced with fluctuating workloads, pressures of deadlines and competing demands. Able to act with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Required
 
5. Excellent communication skills: ability to relate complex information clearly, concisely, logically and diplomatically in person or in writing to a variety of audiences; ability to write and edit grammatically correct reports, business correspondence, emails, e-newsletters and original written content; ability to speak before small and large groups to make announcements and introductions.
Required
 
6. Understanding of and experience using various social media channels (e.g. blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
Required
 
7. Demonstrated organizational skills to plan and manage the production of brochures, course materials, and presentations to meet fixed deadlines and adjust schedules to meet changing priorities.
Required
 
8. Drive the internal and external communications and social media calendar and plan.
Required
 
9. Ability to analyze and identify problems and complex data, assess solutions, formulate a course of action and to take appropriate action or make sound recommendations. Strong diagnostic skills to grasp issues related to complex problem solving.
Required
 
10. Ability to maintain confidential records and information and exercise good judgment.
Required
 
11. Demonstrated skill in negotiation and conflict resolution. Manage conflict situations to find a win-win solution and to maintain customer service focus. Skill in listening actively and perceptively.
Required
 
12. Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni; skill in interacting and working with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. Also possess ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with business executives and professionals.
Required
 
13. Advanced PC and Mac skills and high level of competence with but not limited to the following software programs: Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Sharepoint, InDesign, FinalCut Pro, Qualtrics, Web CMS and other database software and survey tools. Able to create reports, presentations, spreadsheets.
Required
 
14. Experience in website design, content creation and management.
Required
 
15. Superior customer service skills and positive attitude. Exhibit strong level of energy and enthusiasm.
Required
 
16. B.A. or B.S. degree and extensive experience in program management, operations, or marketing and communications; or equivalent experience/training.
Preferred
 
17. Knowledge of MBA marketplace and UCLA Anderson programs, procedures and policies for MBA students to be able to communicate information to recruiters and prospective students.
Preferred
 
18. Previous career services experience desirable.
Preferred
 
19. Previous experience in student/peer coaching desirable.
Preferred
 
20. Ability to work occasionally on weekends or in the evenings.
Preferred
Status: This listing expires on: 7/5/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
UCLA Anderson, Parker Career Management Center
Address:


Los Angeles,  CA 90095
United States
Email:
phil.han@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Phil Han