As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.This position will implement communications strategies that increase external awareness of the Department of Urology, develop outreach initiatives, and strengthen internal communications within the department. General duties and responsibilities include the development and dissemination of strategic communications to educate faculty, staff, current and prospective trainees, donors, volunteers, alumni, friends, industry, patients and the general public about the Department of Urology. The position will also coordinate departmental events to include educational, training and social events as they arise. This position is a full time position. Supervision will be provided by the department director. This position will meet regularly with school level advancement, marketing and communications staff to discuss tactical/strategic goals, objectives and planning.The Department of Urology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST.The Public Information Specialist will collaborate with faculty, staff and other professionals in the department to ensure consistent, coordinated communication of university, school and department messaging. This position will also be expected to work closely with school level advancement, marketing and communications staff in order to maintain consistency in branding and communications. The position will report directly to the department director, while working closely with the Chair of the department, faculty, and marketing/advancement professionals across campus.Workload will be distributed across the following categories, which may change with time, funding, and departmental focus:Outreach and CommunicationsDonor and Alumni CommunicationsInternal Communications (Faculty, Staff, Current Trainees)Prospective Trainee CommunicationsCoordination of Department EventsIndustry/Sponsors CommunicationsDepartment projects as assignedDuties and Responsibilities:Traditional and Online Communications, Social Media:Manage communications for the department, working directly with the department chair and leadership group to develop messaging and strategies for increasing program promotion and donor/alumni/industry engagement.Manage production of Department of Urology newsletters and other publications, including writing, editing and design.Procure and manage website content to ensure a dynamic, accurate, and timely site for the Department of Urology. Develop, execute, and maintain social media marketing plans to drive traffic to the Department's and Men's Health websites. Build and maintain Department and Men's Health website to provide research updates, a virtual library, and tips for better health.Men's Health Outreach:Work with UW Medicine Men's Health Center providers and Medical Director to serve as a community resource for learning, engagement, and participation in health through outreach to employers, schools, and centers of social gathering.Develop liaisons with patients, communities, secondary school educators, pediatricians, and the business community to engage men and their families to take proactive role in their health.Create a robust men's health seminar series.Department Events:Conceptualize, develop, support, and provide communications and print materials for department events such as CME and training courses and other department functions.Serve as a primary liaison to the faculty and outside speakers for department events.Oversee development, execution and maintenance of mailing lists for the distribution of marketing materials.Project Coordination:Oversee the management of the department's photo database.Act as a liaison to coordinate and ensure timely coverage of newsworthy developments in the department.Manage project budgets.Manage internal and external vendors and contractors.Other department projects as assignedMinimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related degree and a minimum of two years of experience in marketing/communications or a related field. Equivalent education/experience may substitute for stated requirements.Must be adept at organizational proficiency and project management, including the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced setting.Capacity to achieve superior results working independently and as a team member.Customer service-minded, strong interpersonal skills, creativity, and organized with strict attention to detail.Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be flexible in a fast-paced setting, able to work under deadline pressure. Ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically and effectively.Capacity to work professionally with many constituencies (e.g. staff, faculty, trainees, alumni, industry, vendors, media and volunteers.)Strong computer skills with both PC and Mac platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite.Experience in the application of writing skills to a fundraising program, and understanding of fundraising techniques and basic philosophy of fundraising in a higher education environment.Experience managing content on websites.Desired:Skilled in analyzing and synthesizing large and complex amounts of information.Experience in public relations, alumni communications and marketing.Experience working in higher education, preferably familiarity with the University of Washington.Experience in health or medical outreach, terminology, or related science communications.Equivalent education/experience may substitute for stated requirements.Experience taking and editing photos.Strong skills with website authoring software such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, Contribute.Working knowledge of HTMLConditions of Employment:Regular and predictable attendance is requiredWhile usual hours fall within standard business hours, work may be required during hours beyond standard business hours, including weekends.Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment, however program management may include outdoor or field work with exposure to the elements and variable weather conditions. Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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