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. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Communications Manager. Position Purpose:This position is responsible for day-to-day management and production of communications activities for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a growing and dynamic department within the UW School of Medicine. We are looking for someone who has the skills and passion to communicate the impact of our research, educational and clinical work that is improving behavioral health care locally, nationally and around the world. Overall duties include increasing external awareness of the Department and strengthening internal communications within the department. This position will work to ensure consistent, coordinated communication of University, UW Medicine and department messaging and will manage the rollout of the new UW Medicine branding within the department. This position will also coordinate departmental and department-sponsored events. This is a full-time position reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications. The Communications Manager will be expected to juggle multiple responsibilities, have a high attention to detail, work effectively as part of a team, and be able to prioritize work. He/she will need to build relationships across multiple units and projects, serve as a source of expert advice, hire and manage the work of outside consultants and vendors, and supervise a student worker. The work of this position will represent the department and as such must be accurate, timely and error-free. This position is responsible for helping implement a comprehensive communication strategy for a growing and highly visible department in the School of Medicine with local, national and international partnerships. Through communications vehicles such as the department's website, eblasts, social media, newsletters, fact sheets and flyers, the Communications Manager will represent both the department and the UW to other institutions and to the broader public. His/her success will significantly affect the reputation of the department, School of Medicine and UW. Responsibilities:Internal communications:(35%)Manage production of department weekly newsletters. Manage department communication distribution lists. Manage the setup and sending of department communications (via MailChimp). Manage digital signage for Chair's office and intranet. Organize department meetings and events including an annual research retreat, department picnic, staff appreciation lunch and department-wide staff meetings. Manage department orientations for new faculty and staff. Provide counsel and advice to faculty and staff on appropriate marketing and communications strategies. Develop and customize communication templates. Manage communication-related entries in the department wiki. Travel to events or destinations to capture content. Develop new communication channels for strengthening internal communications. Advocate for best practices. Website and social media communications:(35%)Procure and manage website content to ensure a dynamic, accurate, and timely site for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Produce, write, and edit stories that inform and engage our various audiences. Assist with the revamp of the main department website and affiliate sites. Manage the migration of content from old sites to new sites. Recommend website improvements using Google Analytics. Manage, monitor and grow our social media presence to raise awareness of department activities, acknowledge our partners and drive traffic to the department website. Develop, write, and produce social media content that positively reflects on the department and our partners. Grow our social media presence as appropriate. Stay current with the latest social media best practices and technologies. Manage the department events calendar and work with divisions and programs to promote events. External Communications:(20%)Create marketing and communications collateral such as brochures, flyers, postcards and swag. Manage communications for our Grand Rounds speaker presentations. Create visual content, which may include producing, shooting, and editing short, informal videos and/or illustrating concepts through graphic design and infographics. Manage production of department monthly newsletters including writing, editing and design. Provide program-specific support. Coordinate various external-facing events (such as the Washington State Mental Health Summit), including production of event materials and communications or other print collateral, tracking RSVPs and staffing events. Other:(10%):Help with office duties such as managing printing requests and purchasing equipment. Schedule and take faculty and staff headshots. Perform other duties as assigned to support the mission and strategic plans of the department. Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing. Two to three years experiences in marketing, communications, journalism or a related field. Superior writing and editing skills for a broad spectrum of communication channels. Excellent proofreading and editing abilities. Attention to detail is a must. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, set and change priorities, solve problems, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Ability to learn and suggest new communications and marketing tools and an ability to stay up-to-date on their continued evolution. Proficiency with PC platform; working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, In-Design and Premiere Pro) or ability to learn. Desire to support the department's mission of improving the health of the public. Desired Requirements:Experience working in higher education, preferably familiarity with the University of Washington. Experience in mental health or a health-related communications. Experience working in a complex organization. Experience with basic graphic design work for print, web and email. Experience shooting and editing videos. Interest and/or experience in photography. Familiarity with Google Analytics, SEO, html and social media.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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