University of Virginia Communications Lead, Managerial Reporting in Charlottesville, Virginia

Posting Summary:

The Managerial Reporting Project (MRP) at the University of Virginia ( entails the university-wide rollout of multiple enterprise wide applications and a robust data environment in support of improved internal reporting capabilities. Our project team uses a hybrid Agile approach to software and reporting development, a stakeholder-focused and incremental approach to delivering value early and often. The incumbent in this position will maintain and support a comprehensive communications program for the Managerial Reporting Project. The position will have a matrixed reporting responsibility, within the organization and will report solid line to the Managerial Reporting Change Management Lead. The position will work closely with the project management team and University stakeholders to execute communication strategies that translate the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs into persuasive communications materials.

This is a restricted-term position projected for the duration of the University's Managerial Reporting Project

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a wide-variety of communications activities

  • Translates organizational goals into logistical plans, operationalizing desired outcomes

  • Identifies target audiences, tailors messages as appropriate, coordinates the delivery of communications and the engagement of the various audiences

  • Advises and consults with departmental/unit administration regarding all aspects of communications, including tactics that effectively deliver the desired message

  • Produces high-quality content and presentations

  • Leverages multiple mediums, including web, social, and print/visual design

  • Proactively manages outreach to stakeholders and handles incoming inquiries

University Leadership Characteristics:

For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrates exemplary oral and written communication skills.

  • Able to synthesize, clearly articulate, and effectively convey information in multiple settings, including presentations to large groups

  • Able to execute a broad range of communications functions.

  • Skilled in using multiple communications tools as part of an effective communications plan, including print, graphic design, social media, email, and web-based platforms

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively

  • Provides direct support to leaders, as needed

  • Completes tasks without immediate supervision

  • Able to prioritize multiple projects with competing agendas and timelines

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills, active listening and political acumen

  • Knowledge of the University, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices and infrastructure

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the University, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure.

  • Knowledge of UVA protocols and channels for communication internally and externally

  • Stays abreast with current affairs and general issues in higher education

Required Applicant Documents: CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

Department: Office of Associate Vice President for Finance

If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience: - At least two years of experience in higher education environment or a comparable organization

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience: - Experience delivering upon a communication strategy in a higher education environment

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Posting Date: 10-17-2016

Location: Charlottesville

Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule?: No

Employment Posting Category: University Staff

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Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,000 - $60,000

Posting Number: 0619770

If degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position.)Degree Requirements Analysis: - Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or related field

Number of Months/Year: 12

Drug Testing Required?(Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included): No

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Posting for UVA Employees Only: No

Required Computer Applications: - Microsoft office - Website development tools

Area of Interest: Public Relations and Marketing

Employment Conditions: Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryInternational SearchDegree Validation

Optional Applicant Documents: Portfolio/Creative Work

Shift: Day

Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting): Staff Application

Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.: Some - up to 4 years

Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.: No Response

Organization (Position Organization): 20400 FI-VP Finance

Is this position eligible for Telecommuting?: No

Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.: Some - up to 4 years

Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx.xxxx): 40

Working Title: Communications Lead, Managerial Reporting

Preferred Computer Applications: - Drupal website development, knowledge base toolsets, collaboration tools

Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required