|Req #: ||142979 |
|Department: ||COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Urban Design & Planning |
|Posting Date: ||04/11/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page. |
| 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. |
Our College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager. We are seeking a passionate and motivated Program Manager for the UW Livable City Year initiative.
Livable City Year (http://green.uw.edu/livable-city-year) is an exciting and new UW initiative that enables cities, counties, and municipalities to tap into the talents and energy of University of Washington students and faculty to help achieve the entity's livability goals. It does so by connecting faculty and classes across all three UW campuses with staff at the partner city to design and conduct projects the city has identified. Working over the course of an academic year, some 20 projects and classes are implemented, engaging 400-500 students from many departments and colleges. The University, and the communities surrounding it, are increasingly becoming more diverse and include a wide range of stakeholders. The successful Program Manager will be interested in contributing to a dynamic and inclusive environment on and off-campus.
The Program Manager for Livable City Year (LCY) is instrumental in connecting UW with the partner site at all stages of the partnership lifecycle, to ensure that the goals and the needs of both entities are met in a collegial, timely manner. The duties of the Program Manager broadly include program and staff management, proposal review, event planning, budget and contract oversight, and communications and network building. The Program Manager will work alongside faculty directors and the leadership team, manage an editor and graphic designer, and liaise with faculty and students from across the UW. This is a full-time position; candidates interested in a 0.75 position will be considered and this should be noted in the application cover letter.
The College of Built Environments and Department of Urban Design and Planning is dedicated to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Program Manager should be familiar with issues of social justice, equity and will engage with staff and faculty across units to bring issues of equity and quality of life for all residents into the LCY project work.
A general outline of job activities is as follows:
Program and Staff Management
-Organize work required to accomplish LCY's scope and objectives.
-Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the city program manager for all activities throughout the lifecycle of the partnership.
-Hire and manage editor and graphic designer to prepare annual report.
-Oversight of annual RFP process including working with leadership team to finalize RFP, and outreach, marketing, and liaising with potential applicants.
-Organize and publicize events, including annual fall kick-off event and spring celebration.
-Assist faculty in organizing end-of-quarter presentations to partner.
Budget and Contract Oversight
-Management of LCY contract and obligations, including individual project scopes of work.
-Management of LCY budget and expenses.
Communications and Network Building
-Regular communication with LCY course faculty.
-Assist faculty directors in identifying and cultivating diverse constituent network for UW-partner course matches.
-Outreach to potential partner cities.
-Oversight of web and print presence.
-Coordination with internal UW partners including the Carlson Center, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Urban@UW, and other key stakeholders in outreach and participation efforts.
| Master's degree in related field (which could include numerous, such as: Public Affairs, Public Policy, Planning. Applicants should have achieved a Business, Management, Public Health, Human Centered Design, and Sociology), or have a minimum years of two years applicable professional experience. |
Priority will be given to applicants with trans-disciplinary backgrounds, expertise in network building and program coordination, as well as solid communications skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| While this person will report to the LCY Co-Directors, the position requires a self-motivated problem solver comfortable with a dynamic team environment. Within a wide array of skills, the following are highly desirable: |
-Ability to take strategy and map it to specific actions, and then implement those actions
-Attention to detail and ability to balance and prioritize among multiple projects and tasks, and managea team of students and faculty
-Ability to communicate professionally with stakeholders within and outside of UW
-Familiarity with academia and the undergraduate and graduate student community engagement landscape within and outside of UW
-Familiarity with municipal organization, including elected officials and departmental staff, and basic municipal budgeting.
-Communications and marketing concepts and common needs
-Supervision and guidance of students and student employees
-Budgeting and expense tracking
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| The position will be located within the Department of Urban Design and Planning in the College of the Built Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle. |
Some travel is required, including to the annual EPIC-N conference to share the work, as well as semi-regular trips to the partner city. If possible and depending on mutual situations, the position would begin as part-time under the current Program Manager in March 2017, increasing to full-time by mid-June. To be negotiated. Possibility of accelerated start/FTE percent.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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