Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Priority given to applications received by August 25, 2017.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The HUB has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Communications and Development.
The purpose of this new position is to promote the leadership and community offerings and benefits of engaging in co-curricular and leadership activities at the University of Washington, with students as the primary focus. The priority of this role is to promote the programs and services available at the HUB to the UW students. Developing resources (i.e., human and financial) are the secondary objectives.
Promising candidates will possess a passion for working with students, have a creative approach to their work, show an ability to be a leading and contributing member of a team, manage projects and people with the highest level of integrity, display an extreme attention to detail, and have a proven track record of developing and executing a vision. This position reports to the Director and serves as a member of the Director's Leadership Team. It interacts with department staff and students on all initiatives related to communications/marketing, fundraising, department event planning, and assessment.
Communications and Marketing
Develop and oversee the HUB's marketing strategies to promote all programs and services offered to students and the UW community.
Develop content, ensure consistent and effective messaging, and produce promotional collateral in various formats, such as digital publications, brochures and signage.
Oversee social media efforts (current and emerging).
Develop and implement branding strategies.
Supervise a team of students to regarding content creation and marketing materials.
Serve as a resource to peers within the Department and across throughout the HUB, to develop and execute effective communications and marketing strategies, as well as in developing skills to tell the story of the HUB and promote their programs and services on brand; identify opportunities and provide coaching and resources.
Develop and oversee the department and HUB facility's internal communications plans.
Jointly develop and coordinate a HUB tenant program to support the resident offices.
Serve as departmental contact for campus outreach events to promote HUB offerings and activities.
Coordinate HUB-initiated programs designed to augment the programmatic efforts of the student organizations.
Organize and co-direct HUB fundraising efforts to build capacity for programming and student scholarships. Includes outreach to individuals and event planning for groups.
In conjunction with Student Life efforts, develop affinity group(s) around student activities.
Seek funding from outside sources private, foundation, sponsorships, etc.
Coordinate and oversee the department's assessment efforts.
Coordinate information gathering and analysis regarding the student and customer experience to inform programmatic efforts, such as through surveys, market research and focus groups.
Establish metrics for promotional activities; demonstrate effectiveness through assessment and evaluation.
Compile the department's Annual Report.
Provide strong leadership while supervising the HUB Web Computing Specialist.
Bachelor's degree required.
At least 3- 5 years' related experience as a professional in the fields of Higher Education, College Unions/Student Activities, Non-profit Management, or related field.
Experience in advertising and direct marketing in a service environment.
Demonstrated ability in leading people and projects.
Demonstrated ability to supervise full-time staff and part-time student employees.
Possess interpersonal, problem solving, and customer service skills to work effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and colleagues.
Ability to write reports, analyses and evaluations.
Demonstrated ability to prepare, manage and control annual operations budgets.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Working knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling and web production, including Adobe Creative Suite and web content management systems.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience with event planning and/or advancement/development preferred.
Experience collecting and analyzing assessment data.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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, Criminal Conviction History, 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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