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 four consecutive years.The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $44M in FY18. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty. The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a SFS Project and Communications Manager.Position Purpose:The Seattle Flu Study (SFS) is a new high-resolution, multi-year study of influenza and other respiratory illnesses in the Puget Sound region to understand influenza origins, interventions, transmission and dynamics throughout the flu season. This unique position calls for strong project management experience coupled with proven ability to understand and manage a complex, public-facing marketing/communications/recruitment apparatus. The purpose of the SFS Project and Communications Manager position is to manage program directives, milestones, component timelines and progress, program recruitment objectives, and consolidate reporting for sponsor updates. Approximately 55% of this position will be dedicated to coordinating program communications, marketing and public relations between participating institutions. The role will serve as the Study's lead communications and PR staff person, helping to coordinate the work of outside consultant PR/Media and Recruitment firms. The PM will work in collaboration with funding sponsors and partners at the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, the Institute for Disease Modeling, and area hospitals and a marketing/communications firm to execute this research program. The PM will directly report to the Program Director (PD) of this study. This position will require strong organizational and operational skills, the ability to define complex processes, decompose them into manageable parts and drive iterative improvements, summarize and report results and achievements, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team. The position will reside in the Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) offices at the University of Washington and manage activities specific to the Seattle Flu Study. This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal oversight. This position requires the skills to prioritize activities and multi-task to complete multiple scopes of work. The SFS Project and Communications Manager will manage and develop program work plans, and have close communication with other component project managers to develop reporting metrics, milestones, timelines, presentations, budget expenditures, etc. for regular communications to project management. The SFS Project Manager has the potential to make substantial impact to the understanding of respiratory pathogens in the Pacific Northwest and to develop reusable protocols to improve infectious disease diagnostic and control practices worldwide. Responsibilities:Program Management, Communications, and Liaison: 55%Organization management of the comprehensive marketing/communications plan with PD and convene communication committee across program institutions. Provide oversight of marketing plans, spending levels, and key performance metrics with PD. Maintain flexibility in adapting marketing and PR deliverables to the study's evolving goals. Manage communications and work with PD to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, program participant sites, and participating members of the public. Work with PD on reporting activities. Monitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholders. Provide overall oversight of project management objectives, milestones and timelines through direct input from institutional/component project managers. Human subjects research coordination: 25%Work with researchers on the planning, design, implementation, and communication with research subjects in non-clinical settings. Work with researchers and public relations firm on recruitment strategy Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations Coordinate and plan key stakeholder meetings Travel within Seattle Metro Area will be required for study oversight. Budget & Financial Analysis: 20%Manage budget planning and expenditures for specific administrative program components Compile quarterly budget expenditure from program component groups Work with the PD and financial staff to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in science, biology, engineering or related field 5+ years' experience in Project Management or management within an organization with complex logistical requirements, especially in life science research-related fields. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. Desired Requirements:Extensive experience managing marketing and communications for large-scale projects, especially within the life sciences. Extensive familiarity managing contracts or working with marketing and communications firms. Excellent oral communication skills, high-level organization, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Excellent written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports. Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a busy work environment with competing priorities Ability to solve problems independently and also work as part of a team. Ability to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences. Knowledge of project management principles and practices Experience managing programs, including monitoring of budgets and work plans. Working Conditions:Local travel required for some on-site management Typical daily office hours Application 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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