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The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Communication and Information Specialist.
The Communications & Information Specialist for the Milgard School of Business will independently research and produce content and design a variety of communications, including printed publications, social media and web content. This position will be independently responsible to develop and implement the communication goals of the business school which targets a diverse array of audiences including prospective students, their parents, alumni, faculty, current students, staff, and local business leaders and integrate the Milgard School of Business and UW Tacoma messages, brand identity and voice, and convey Milgard's key messages quickly, accurately and strategically.
This position reports to the Administrator of the Milgard School of Business.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Communication & Information Management
Responsible for the creation and production of all written and online communications for the Milgard School of Business.
Understands all existing and new programs within the school and creates messaging that is consistent across all units.
Creates and produces a quarterly newsletter gathering content across all units.
Monitor media outlets, and communications from the University, to collect news and accomplishments about our current students and alumni in order to promote the school and students.
Build relationships with the programs and faculty to articulate and promote their programs and achievements.
Interview each faculty member and create current faculty online UW directory profiles.
Conduct focus group sessions with students to evaluate web design and communication strategies and create effective video/marketing materials as needed.
Evaluate all current printed and online forms, websites, applications, marketing materials and redesign as necessary to assure cohesive and central design themes.
Coordinate efforts with central UW Tacoma Marketing and Public Information.
Create fresh website content including homepage stories, general information, news, and photos.
Evaluate all current web content for rewrites and edits.
Collaborate with Administrators, Deans and Directors, Advancement, and UW Tacoma Communications leaders to write and publish news stories and profiles featuring the work of faculty, students and alumni.
Track website success and hits as a metric for reporting to management.
Create and select website advertising to attract new students.
Develop and implement e-news strategy including: weekly news, events and opportunities for all programs including and quarterly alumni newsletters.
Build, an engaged cadre of social media followers and friends on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to enhance communication and sense of community within the Milgard School.
Management of internal departmental communications
Provide resources and lead staff regarding websites, design, printed materials, university resources, and department standards.
Develop departmental communications and Web for the Center for Information Based Management, Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, Undergraduate programs, Graduate Programs and new programs as developed.
Design and deliver communication materials via print and web for Community events including Business Leadership Awards, Financial Reporting Conference, and Essentials of Management Certificate program.
Develop communications for the Dean of the Milgard School including Power Point presentations, letters, announcements and other as needed.
Student career management program: On the current and new platforms, including Handshake, Schedule Once - this role will lead the Handshake implementation team for the new career platform from the technology side and in particular will be responsible for student, staff and faculty training and usage, problem solving, message uploads and the interface between students and employers. This role will also support all online forms design. This position will work directly with Milgard Business students to assess their web and tool ease of use, design surveys and host feedback sessions. As a member of the Milgard staff this role is expected to lead the work on websites, media, and design and strategic planning. With faculty, this position will update directories with new publications, develop external communications as needed, and provide training on platform usage.
Work on other projects as assigned
| Bachelor's Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Business or related field, and 3 years of experience in Communications and Information dissemination, writing and/or web development or equivalent combination of education and experience. |
Experience in communications, media, and web content development.
Demonstrated interest in higher education and specifically Business School education
High comfort level interacting with faculty, community members and students.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent follow up and attention to detail.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.