This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. Schedule To Be Determined. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through September of 2018.
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 Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary research and training centers focusing on a wide array of developmental disabilities. More than 600 University of Washington faculty and staff members, as well as numerous doctoral and post-doctoral students, perform clinical services, research, interdisciplinary clinical and research training, and technical assistance and outreach training to community practitioners and community agencies.
CHDD is home to hundreds of faculty and staff all working towards a common goal to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. These faculty and staff represent multiple disciplines from multiple UW departments. This position will play an important role in the development and dissemination of material that reflects the interdisciplinary philosophy of the CHDD to all stakeholders.
The CHDD core budgets for which this position will provide oversight ranges from $2-$3 million annually. The total cost of affiliated programs utilizing the CHDD as a resource annually is $50 million. Nearly 150 grants and contracts are affiliated with the CHDD annually. Over 2000 clients are serviced by CHDD Clinical Service Programs annually.
Thousands of professionals in the community are trained each year by CHDD faculty and staff. 200 trainees/students receive didactic training experience at the CHDD each year.
CHDD has an out standing opportunity open for a Temporary Public Information Specialist.
This position reports to the CHDD Director, Michael Guralnick.
Duties will include: Develop, write, and edit monthly newsletters along specific themes, such as the translation of research findings to clinical practice, description of the work affiliated with the UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) and the IDDRC (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center) cores and affiliated research projects. Materials will be developed for dissemination to the University community and the public including both hard copy and electronic formats.
Two to three years of experience in writing and editing materials for public information. Ability to communicate with multiple audiences: scientists, consumers, lay public, service providers and students.
Desired: Preferred experience in writing and editing of scientific concepts (biomedical and behavioral).
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.