Job Opportunity at UCHRI: Research Communications and Projects Manager




Research Communications and Projects Manager

Position Title: Research Communications and Projects Manager

Department: University of California Humanities Research Institute

Req No.: 2015-0905

Location: UCI Campus – Irvine

The UC Humanities Research Institute–the systemwide organization for all 10 campuses in the UC system–seeks a talented and motivated individual with experience in academic and research communications, as well as program administration. The Research Communications and Projects Manager will work in close collaboration with the Director, Assistant Director, Program Officer and technical staff. The person hired will be responsible for scholarly communications, including UCHRI’s social media and web presence, and related programming initiatives. This position will coordinate and manage website redesign and maintenance; manage social media outputs for all UCHRI projects and programs; and administer a public-facing scholarly blog or series on critical interventions in the humanities. The Research Communications Manager will also contribute to substantive program development and administration of current and upcoming UCHRI programs, including but not limited to public and digital humanities projects and Humanists@Work. This position will coordinate all of UCHRI’s communications, both research and programming.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


  • Ph.D. in the humanities.
  • Understanding of academic and educational functions of major research university.
  • Deep understanding of and appreciation for academic and humanistic enterprise.
  • Ability to articulate academic values to diverse constituencies.
  • Superior research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Experience in new media communications, social and digital media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging, podcasting, etc.).
  • Experience designing and working with websites (e.g. WordPress).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and prioritize in a multi-project, deadline driven environment.
  • Proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently with little supervision.
  • Have strong attention to detail and follow through.

Salary: Range $52,000.00 – $55,000.00

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Contract Position. This is a 100% year-long contract position, with possibility of renewal, contingent on budget.

Please apply on the UC Irvine employment website | Job # 2015-0905

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