PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST (50%)
|Req #: ||144626 |
|Department: ||REHABILITATION MED |
|Job Location: || Health Sciences Center |
|Job Location Detail: ||CHDD |
|Posting Date: ||04/26/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience |
|Shift: ||1st |
|Notes: || 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 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. |
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical, and VA Hospital. The Department includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling. The department has four degree programs and extensive research programs with over $13 million in grants per year.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% FTE PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST. This position will support the federally funded ADA Knowledge Translation Center (ADAKTC) to implement its social media communication plan and policies. It will also support the ADAKTC in other tasks related to the development of informational materials.
The person hired into this position will need to exercise judgment regarding what content is appropriate to be posted on the ADAKTC Facebook and Twitter accounts. She or he will need to understand when and how to access expert judgment regarding appropriateness of content. She or he will need to know how to write content so that it is appropriate for ADAKTC audiences. She or he will need to understand the social media crisis management process and initiate it when crises develop related to the ADAKTC social media accounts.
This position's impact is related to the ADAKTC, which is funded through the UW to provide technical assistance and training to the 10 regional centers of the ADA National Network (ADANN) and to facilitate outreach from the regional centers to their audiences. The ADAKTC provides training and support to people who are supporting the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADAKTC maintains Twitter and Facebook pages, which represent one of the main venues for dissemination of ADANN activities.
Substantial responsibility for planning the content and timing of social media posts on ADAKTC social media channels 20%
Manage the ADAKTC social media calendar (e.g., Hootsuite) 10%
Develop ideas and strategies for social media campaigns related to the goals of the ADAKTC 5%
Monitor social media comments and respond or seek expert advice 5%
Monitor social media comments and initiate the crisis management process if necessary 5%
Archive social media content to comply with potential Freedom of Information requests 5%
Participate in the development, writing and publication of factsheets on topics related to the ADA. 20%
Participate in the development, writing, and publication of marketing materials that describe services of the ADANN. 10%
Participate in the development of other informational products (e.g., videos, podcasts) 5%
Coordinate with social media specialists from the 10 regional ADA centers 10%
Support general project management of ADAKTC activities 5%
| Bachelor's Degree in English, Public Health, Education, Communication, or related field and 2 years relevant work experience. |
Fluent in typical office computing software (Windows, Word, Excel)
Experience posting content to social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and able to learn new systems quickly.
Strong written language skills
Comfortable collaborating in a fast-paced environment with multiple staff who work remotely
| Experience writing materials for various audiences |
Experience with social media calendaring software (e.g., Hootsuite)
Experience with project management software (e.g., Teamwork)
Awareness of disability issues in general and the ADA in particular
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|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .