- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Minimum of ten years of industry experience in positions of increasing responsibility in public and media relations, strategic and crisis communications, or the equivalent combination of education and industry experience.
- Knowledge of Northern California and Pac-12 Conference national print and electronic media, and the ability to build relationships with these media outlets.
- Demonstrated ability to perform in a high-paced, high-stress environment while maintaining composure in the face of resistance, indifference and hostility.
- Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
- Demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically with individuals of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
- Excellent strategic communications, issues management, writing, editing and public speaking skills, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Ability to build internal and external contacts, relationships, and credibility necessary to be effective.
- Agency experience and broadcast media experience.
- Understanding of the role of Athletics within the broader University context and of the unique media/athletics environment in Cal’s particular market.
- Strong leadership and inter-personal skills to work effectively with a diverse client and peer group consisting of coaches, clients, employees, and other key stakeholders in the Cal community.
- Passion for and advanced understanding of collegiate athletics.
- Successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate good judgment and the ability to respond quickly and work successfully under pressure and in a very open and public environment.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at http://jobs.berkeley.edu, indicating job #22213. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.