Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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 College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50%FTE, Public Information Specialist. This position will provide strategic and tactical marketing and communications support, as well as support for the Department of Real Estate and Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. The candidate must possess knowledge and passion for graphic design, website development, and event planning. This position will report to the Chair and Assistant to the Chair as well as interact with the Research Director, Associate Director, and faculty. Previous work experience in a University environment is a plus, but not required.
Job Specific Duties Communications & Media
Manage communications for the department, working directly with the department chair to develop messaging and strategies for increasing program support and donor/alumni/industry engagement.
Maintain mailing lists of industry contacts.
Grow and enhance existing program websites by developing content and design that features news and events, faculty and student profiles, alumni and program information.
Prepare and develop written content including conducting interviews with faculty, guests, and students; writing features and news articles; posting material directly to the Department's website; and monitoring the websites to maintain fresh content.
Design posters, banners, and other visual tools for the Department and the Center.
Update and maintain departmental bulletin boards to complement web and print platforms.
Research Support & Outreach
Support Research Director with management of research email list serve
Assist Research Director with design and layout of biannual Department of Licensing newsletter, market reports and occasional public relations materials
Assist in management of the Runstad Center grants & contracts
Events & Meetings
Assist with planning departmental events such as orientation, graduation, annual leadership dinner and quarterly board meetings. New student orientation and our annual leadership dinner are the biggest events of the year for the department. They will require all aspects of organizing big events such as vendor and invoice management, creative development and management, and assisting with day/week of logistics.
First point of contact for the department and center: answer telephone, greet visitors, and respond to Inquiries regarding departmental procedures and services
Perform related duties as required.
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Bachelor's degree and one year of administrative support experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and GIS.
Excellent oral, graphic, and written skills.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
Creative, organized, flexible, and self-motivated.
Familiarity with UW Policies and Procedures.
Familiarity with UW Branding guidelines.
Passionate about UW and the College of Built Environments.
Experience in public relations, alumni communications and marketing.
Experience taking and editing digital content.
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