The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) will be the bedrock for the healthy start that every child deserves, regardless of the circumstances he or she was born into. PTBi is a cross-campus and multi-disciplinary initiative at UCSF, with leadership from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Global Health Sciences (GHS), Family Health Care Nursing, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Together PTBi unites researchers, clinicians, public health experts, community organizations and community members to collaboratively apply innovative ideas and approaches to the epidemic of prematurity. This transformative model targets not just how we address preterm birth, but many of the health disparities that persist in families and communities across generations.

Help us turn the curve on preterm birth.

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Job Opportunities

For more information about current openings, please visit Careers at UCSF and search openings by requisition number (Req#).

  • Communications manager | Req# 46596BR
This is a position with PTBi-California in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. The Communications Manager for PTBi-CA works under the direction of the PTBi-CA Principal Investigator, Program Director and with the assistance of the Communications Associate on the development of external and internal messaging, visuals, for online and print media for this high profile initiative. This position requires strong writing and organizational skills to represent the public face of PTBi-CA and connect effectively with a diverse set of local audiences and partners. The individual will work in close collaboration with the PTBi-CA leadership to clearly align the vision of communications for the initiative with the branding guidelines for the university and input from our community stakeholders. The Communications Manager will work with University Relations and be responsible for managing communications and media for activities associated with PTBi-CA public relations, marketing, outreach and internal and external communications related to PTBi-CA. This includes developing website content, publications, electronic communications, newsletters, digital storytelling efforts, and marketing materials. The Communications Manager will be required to interact with diverse stakeholders (e.g. technical experts, academic researchers, clinicians, community members, members of the media). The individual will be expected to rapidly develop an understanding of the maternal-infant issues in the US and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences about the complex medical-social factors that have made the preterm birth epidemic so intractable. The Communications Manager will work collaboratively with the Communications Director for PTBi East Africa. 


UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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