Communications Manager

Website UCF UCF Communications

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Communications & Marketing

UCF Communications & Marketing develops and executes a media relations strategy focused on achieving the university’s goals, desired outcomes and established metrics. The high-performing team collaborates across Advancement & Partnerships, throughout the university and with UCF’s partners to deliver aligned results and strengthen the university’s reputation.

The Opportunity: The Communications Manager will lead strategic communications initiatives focused on promoting UCF’s reputation, including activities related to academic programs, fundraising, research, student success, and community impact. This position will help to lead UCF’s efforts to expand coverage in national media and other strategic publications while identifying, developing, and pitching stories that demonstrate how UCF unleashes the potential of our students, faculty, and staff to positively change the world.

Responsibilities: Identifies, develops, and pitches news stories about UCF’s academic excellence, student success, faculty expertise and innovation, partnerships, and community impact.
Effectively responds to incoming media requests for information and interviews with UCF experts. Assist faculty and staff in strategically preparing for interviews as needed.
Leads UCF Communications’ strategic interactions with Marketing content staff and communicators representing UCF’s colleges and divisions, to help ensure that collaborative efforts are focused on supporting UCF’s mission and goals.
Leads or assists with partnership projects within the Communications & Marketing division, or with other UCF departments and colleges.
Provides strategic counsel to administrators, faculty, and staff regarding media opportunities and interviews.
Coordinates or assists with news conferences, other media events, and other campus events where media are present as needed.
Assist with responsibilities related to departmental metrics, such as compiling news clips and departmental reports

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and 4+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to write compelling, easy-to-understand, and accurate news stories and media pitches aligned with an organization’s mission.
Strong verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to work effectively in teams, both in leadership and support roles
Experience leading projects and teams in a highly collaborative environment
Are Benefits Important to You? Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
Retirement savings options
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
Education assistance
Flexible work environment
And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.
Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Department: Communications and Marketing

Work Schedule: UCF business hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm. Some flexibility may be needed for nights or weekends. Remote or hybrid work options may be available as per UCF policy and with supervisory approval.

Expected Salary: $64,518.00 to $80,648

Job Posting End Date: 05-13-2023-12-00-AM

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.


As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


To apply for this job email your details to sandy.pouliot@ucf.edu