Communications Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $80,000
Details: Depending on qualifications and experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



Los Angeles
United States


We seek a dynamic communications professional to serve as Communications Manager for a passionate group of professors, staff, and students dedicated to cutting-edge research and education on travel and transportation. The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies is a community of scholars studying transportation finance, public transit, and innovative mobility. We work across the UCLA campus to coordinate, conduct, and promote research that produces real results for California and around the globe.


The Communications Manager will develop and manage implementation of the Institute’s communications strategy. This involves building and strengthening the Center’s brand, connecting our research and educational programs with our stakeholders, and managing our communications portfolio. The Communications Manager will manage an online transportation publication that connects academic content with decision-makers.


The Communications Manager will seek to better understand our stakeholders using industry best practices, working closely with the Operations and Events Manager to analyze and learn from our web-based communications.  


The Communications Manager will work with researchers and the Operations & Events Manager as part of the Events Team, creating visual, marketing, and communications elements to promote events and provide attendees with a high-quality experience


The Communications Manager will do all of this in a dynamic environment, serving as the first point of contact and coordinator for press-related inquiries on topics ranging from safer bike lanes to hyperloops. But they won’t do it alone: the Communications Manager will recruit and manage a team of graduate and undergraduate students and outside vendors to support their work.


For additional details and to apply, visit UCLA’s Career Opportunities Portal.


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Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree