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Manager, Communications and Compliance

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3020

Title: Manager, Communications and Compliance

Department: Employment Svcs & Operations

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Employment Services and Operations

Job Sub-Family: ESO Services

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 15

Grade Min: $58,809

Grade Mid: $70,571

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Manager, Communications and Compliance develops, writes and edits all written public-facing HR communications, including website, executive, social media, blog, newsletter and video content as well as creates and implements strategic campaigns. The Manager assesses, analyzes, researches, plans, and collaborates with relevant stakeholders on Communications and Compliance initiatives.


  • Writes HR communications to include the blog, employee newsletter, manager newsletter, website, executive communications, miscellaneous projects, social media and video content.
  • Leads the planning and implementation of strategic HR communications campaigns and projects.
  • Works with relevant stakeholders to develop communication strategy and campaigns.
  • Edits self-created and ESO associate communications for the division.
  • Manages the creation of division graphic design materials,
  • Manages the division's WordPress sites
  • Manages the division's institutional compliance and assessment and accreditation reporting.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • None

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience


  • None Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR or internal communications experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of best practices for producing a wide variety of media internal communications assets
  • Knowledge of programs in Adobe Creative Cloud, such as Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of WordPress


  • Good technical skills, including graphic design skills
  • Strong writing, editing and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Ability to learn new software
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to understand the principles of Compliance, as they pertain to a higher education setting.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 25lbs.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Writing Proficiency

  • Demonstrates the ability to express information clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Formulates and writes information to effectively communicate messages, ideas, and/or concepts for the intended recipient or audience.
  • Uses appropriate words and tone, and correct grammar.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:11 AM