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Communications Manager, Internal and External

Irvine, California Job ID: 202545
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Reporting to the Director, Internal Communications & Media Relations, the Communications Manager, Internal and External informs and engages associates and students through compelling storytelling, planning and execution of strategic communications plans in support of the business and the student experience. This position will research, develop, and distribute content related to the institution’s enterprise-wide communications across various media channels.

By engaging with associates and students alike, the Communications Manager, Internal and External will partner with internal stakeholders to develop content in the best interest of students, associates, and the institution itself.

This role supports the entire organization, both associates and students, and will partner closely with HR, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team and other key stakeholders to support and drive the effectiveness of organization-wide communications and engagement strategies through various channels, content, measurement and events.


Five - seven years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing or related functions, either all in-house or with an agency/in-house mix.

Experience in higher education is valuable, but not required.

Experience in HR and DEI communications is highly desirable.

Experience creating and managing content for Intranet sites is highly desirable.

Ability to develop content that displays effective multi-media storytelling techniques.

Able to prioritize and organize fast-paced communications project work in a deadline-driven environment and coordinate the work of team members.

Strong computer aptitude on both Mac and PC platforms. Knowledge of Cision or other media database software.

Basic knowledge of websites, content management systems (especially Mac IOS, Microsoft Office, social media, photography and videography).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field or related experience

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For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Irvine, California Campus: Shared Services Function: Professional

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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