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 Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 280 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 93 countries with our deepest ties in Peru, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
The Department was made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and additional support from the University of Washington and state of Washington.
The Department of Global Health has an opportunity for a part-time (80% FTE) Communications Specialist/Coordinator to work with the Communications Office in a fast-paced setting that requires ability to work independently and quickly. This position involves administrative duties, outreach, and content creation with an ability to take leadership on projects:
Reach out to our affiliated programs to capture and articulate progress and achievements.
Update our database of current global health projects and expertise.
(We have an interactive map of 300 faculty and current projects).
Attend key meetings and take notes that can be integrated into communication efforts.
Assist in gathering and compiling information for reports and meetings.
Assist with updating busy global health calendar.
Help disseminate information through social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
Record key lectures and presentations through digital devices or coordinate coverage.
Write short stories for newsletter.
Help create videos of our students and staff, including making shortened versions of videos from key lectures.
Manage our Lightroom photo database and proactively acquire new photographs.
Create compelling slideshows with images.
Assemble yearly photo project of graduates.
Collaborate with communications manager on meeting strategic PR goals.
Other duties as assigned.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor of Arts' Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field. Additional full-time writing/editing experience may substitute year-for-year for educational requirement.
Experience in media, communications, and web publishing.
Demonstrated interest in global health.
Comfortable interacting with faculty and members of the global health community.
Excellent written and oral communications skills; detail oriented;.
Good project manager.
Excellent word processing/spreadsheet experience using Microsoft Office; Knowledge of Photoshop; Lightroom; Premier and other video editing software a bonus.
Experience with PowerPoint, HTML; and web-management software (Drupal, in particular):
Experience working in a developing country.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
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University of Washington - 9 months ago