As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The Communication Department is housed in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. The Department provides a rigorous environment for highly motivated students looking for a profound educational experience within the discipline of Communication. The Department has 28 full-time faculty and 17 staff members serving on average 800 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate students as well as non-majors enrolled in courses.The Communication Leadership graduate program (Comm Lead) is a professional degree program, established in the Department in 2000. There are roughly 150 Comm Lead graduate students enrolled each year, divided between two degrees: the Master of Communication in Digital Media, and the Master of Communication in Communities and Networks.The University of Washington Communication Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Development Services Officer for Comm Lead. This is a 100% FTE Professional Staff appointment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that serves a robust masters program at the heart of a large, public research university. This position reports to the Director and Co-Director of Comm Lead but works and often leads independently on projects with delegated authority, a high degree of autonomy, and expectation of strategic thinking, common sense, and drive.Working directly as part of the program's leadership, this person would lead the program's outreach efforts particularly around student recruitment, alumni and donor stewardship, and professional partnerships that advance career opportunities for current students and alumni. Key efforts include program outreach to attract applicants for admissions; oversight of the alumni database and alumni fellows program; building relations with professional organizations in ways that support career advancement for students; and targeted donor cultivation. The position supports the maintenance and growth of the program enrollment, the development and nurturing of our growing alumni base, and the expansion of more career opportunities for students.This position is all about relationships, building and maintaining. It requires amassing extensive knowledge about UW policies and processes that support graduate student recruitment, career guidance and constituent outreach. The person must be independent and experienced with student recruitment. This individual will often deal with unique problems and circumstances requiring a great deal of confidentiality, diplomacy, tact and flexibility across all communications at all times.The Development Services Officer must be highly organized, fiscally astute, work well under tight deadlines, thrive in a position with many moving parts, and connect meaningfully with a variety of audiences and across diverse contexts. A commitment to superb communication, professionalism, the ability to think independently, and work collaboratively are necessary attributes.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESManages all student recruitment efforts of the program, including but not limited to online and offline marketing, outreach, and event planningManages and oversees critical internal and external activities that generate increased industry-related hiring opportunities for students and alumniManages alumni relations, alumni newsletter and oversees the Alumni Fellows programProduces regular communications around new professional opportunities for students and alumniLeads partner relations in the collaborative creation and execution of skill-based master classes and workshopsHarmonizes recruiting and outreach strategies with the efforts of Professional & Continuing EducationInteracts with diverse constituencies (faculty, high level administrative and academic staff, alumni, major gift donors, annual giving donors, patients, community leaders and volunteers) with diverse goals and expectations around advancementREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree4-5 years related work experienceADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Exceptional organizational/project management skillsHighly proactive with a proven track record of working within an entrepreneurially-minded professional environment.High energy personality that's comfortable in social situations and in conversation with community leadersAn enthusiastic attitude to networking with students, alumni, community partners and potential donors with a disciplined approach to follow-throughWell-versed in digital media technologies, professional communications, community building strategies, diversity and inclusion, and social mediaProven ability in strategic content creation and distribution, understanding of organizational storytellingComfortable with working in highly collaborative environments as well as independently off-campusAptitude and willingness to learn proprietary software and systems quicklyMust value and contribute to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversityFlexibility to meet changing needsDESIRED:Highly desirable candidates will have a Master's degree and experience in interacting with graduate students in relation to their educational and professional needsExperience working in/with an interdisciplinary or liberal arts educational contextExperience using Advance, Adobe Creative Suite, HTMLDeeper understanding of the University of Washington Communication Department and Communication Leadership Masters Program through direct affiliation or collaborative workCONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:Ability to work evening and weekend hours on short or limited notice as necessaryMust have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and be willing to travel when necessaryApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. 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 all required assessments have been completed.
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