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 six consecutive years. The University of Washington's School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation's premier schools of public health. With a growing student body of undergraduates and more than 800 graduate students, the School's academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 voting faculty and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments - Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), Health Services - and the Office of the Dean.The Office of the Dean in the School of Public Health, has an outstanding opportunity for a Strategic Initiatives Manager. The Strategic Initiatives Manager will support project planning efforts within the Office of the Dean for key initiatives that affect School of Public Health strategic planning, ongoing and new initiatives. This position will oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of strategic initiatives projects, will work with the team to define the beginning, end, and specified deliverables keeping in mind funding and other resource constraints.RESPONSBILITIES:Development*Set key initiative program goals, budgets, and execution time frame*Establish key deliverables and program metrics*Determine collaborative roles for internal and external project partners* Develop and manage strategic project plans and workflows*Create, manage and modify plan materials using standard office and online productivity toolsCommunications and scheduling*Set and execute communications strategy to maximize internal and external project partner involvement, understanding and execution effectiveness*Maintain effective communication with executive leadership*Create, maintain calendars and communicationsCoordination of deliverables *Set delivery schedules*Coordinate the work/deliverables activities including close partner contact as needed to maintain project schedules*Assess project progress regularly and implement workflow, partner support, and other adjustments as neededFinance *Develop and track project budgets and other resources; ensure effective documentation is maintained for reporting or other purposes*Assess ongoing adequacy of project resources and adjust resource balance as needed within or between projectsSpecial Projects *Contribute to other projects for/on behalf of the Office of the Dean as assignedAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:*Bachelor's Degree in liberal arts, science, higher education, public affairs, or related field.*3 years of work experience in higher education or similar setting*Successful experience with and knowledge of project management principles and tools*Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously*Experience with conflict resolution, managing difficult conversations, and effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds.*Experience with designing, organizing, and leading meetings, events and/or seminars in an inclusive, interactive, and culturally respectful manner.*Experience developing and managing project plans, driving and negotiating work with collaborators.*Effective organizing, planning, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.*Effective team worker and collaborator.*Able to work independently, apply critical thinking and problem solving skills and prioritize tasks in a high-volume environment*High degree of discretion, creativity and commitment to goal attainment.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIRED:*Awareness and understanding of the public health field and the root causes of health and educational disparities among under represented communitiesApplication 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 Workforce 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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