University of Washington - Seattle, WA

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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.

UW Educational Outreach (UWEO), the continuing education branch of the University of Washington, has been building bridges between the UW and communities across the globe since 1912. UWEO provides broad access to and expands the high-quality educational programs of UW by serving the needs of diverse, global communities of learners through innovative, self-sustaining programs. Known for providing its excellent UW Professional & Continuing Education certificate programs and fee-based degree programs, UWEO also provides other gateways to the University including UW in the High School , UW International Educational Outreach , The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW , UW Summer Quarter , multiple on-line learning offerings , conference services and more.

UW Educational Outreach has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Administrator.

The Program Administrator (PA) for the Science, Engineering, Technology and Health Science content group manages a portfolio of programs within the areas of Health Sciences and Engineering.

The Program Administrator must be knowledgeable on a wide range of UW Educational Outreach (UWEO) and UW policies and procedures governing programs, instructors, and students. This position must be effective in working across operational teams within UWEO, with academic and other support units at the University, with instructors and with prospective and enrolled students. In addition, the PA is responsible for many key processes and complex administrative and database management tasks that are central to the success of these self-sustaining programs.

The PA must productively engage and collaborate with leading professionals, campus partners, professional associations and UWEO marketing to raise awareness and ensure we meet the needs of the adult learning community we are serving. They will author clear, compelling and effective web and catalogue content. They must meet deadlines for getting program marketing content developed and updated. They will be responsible for promoting and recruiting through advisory boards, holding information meetings, setting up on-line information meetings and participating in appropriate trade show/association events to raise awareness and drive enrollments. The PA will also work directly with leading organizations within the community to secure education course renewals and enrollment expansions.

The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work in a professional manner both as a self-starter and as a team member.

INSTRUCTOR AND COURSE MANAGEMENT - Prepares instructors for their courses, providing information on system access, processes and procedures. Familiarize instructors with course expectations and responsibilities. Ensure course planning and execution result in positive student experiences.

PROGRAM LIAISON AND COMMUNICATION - Establish and maintain strong communication channels with all stakeholder groups, campus partners and internal support teams to proactively plan and resolve operational issues.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRAM PROMOTION - Performs market research, event planning and coordination of Advisory Boards, Information Sessions and other community and marketing opportunities with the public and private companies in the community.

FACILITATIVE PROGRAM LEADERSHIP - Make key decisions on program formats, enhance program through leadership skills, spearheading change and seeking opportunities to update and improve the operational processes and procedures with programs and courses.

FISCAL ADMINISTRATION – May involve some budget preparation and program set up in the Educational Outreach System (EOS) in conjunction with Fiscal Services. The PA functionally supervises some activities of UW staff instructors and non-UW staff instructors hired on contract to teach in program courses. The position does not have full administrative (hire/fire/evaluate) supervision of these instructors.

UWEO team members bring their talents to a successful, respected and financially self-sustaining continuing education environment that values collaborative decision-making, innovative solutions and environmentally sound green practices. We are passionate about improving the educational experiences of our students and creating lasting partnerships with campus and our community.

Bachelor's degree in health sciences, technology, engineering, liberal arts or related field.

At least two years of increasingly responsible administrative experience with continuing education program management.

The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and basic proficiency in the use of Internet technologies and database systems.

Proficiency in setting up basic web sites, authoring course content and making public presentations.

Working knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principles.

Skills and experience in writing, editing, and proofing.

Will require infrequent lifting of up to 20 pounds.

Ability to efficiently and effectively travel locally to alternate work site with program materials if needed.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

A record of success of operating in a team environment to achieve organizational goals.

Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple priorities and programs within a highly complex and fast-paced organization.

Familiarity with administrative policies and procedures in a university environment, or specifically the University of Washington.

A record of cultivating a strong team environment for achieving the goals of the organization within a customer service environment.

Experience with Access or other database systems.

Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively travel to local alternate work sites with materials as needed.
Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .

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