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 Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) is a leader in advancing the understanding of and engagement in world issues. With 21 programs and centers spanning the globe and dedicated to offering the best in the field of international education, JSIS is an exciting place where the work of all faculty, staff, and students has a real-world impact.This is an exciting time to join the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies (SCJS) in the Jackson School. Over the past few years, the Center has grown tremendously, gaining a national reputation as a model for expanding the impact of Jewish Studies on campus and in the community. Important new initiatives include the Sephardic Studies Program, several digital and new media projects, innovative public programming, expanded graduate student offerings, community learning fellowships, and an Israel Studies program. More than twenty faculty members from across the university affiliate with the Jewish Studies program and offer courses that reach over 700 students each year. Our courses and public programs explore the Jewish experience across time and around the world.To get a sense of the breadth of our activities and level of community engagement, candidates should visit our website, jewishstudies.washington.edu, as well as our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The SCJS has an outstanding opportunity for a Sephardic Studies Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is dedicated to managing communications, programming, budgeting, and advancement for the Sephardic Studies Program (SSP). This individual works with the SSP Chair to develop and implement a vision for the Sephardic Studies Program. The Assistant Director supervises Sephardic Studies staff, including the Sephardic Studies Research Coordinator, student workers, and other contractors of the Program. The Assistant Director also works closely with SCJS staff to implement Sephardic Studies and general SCJS goals. This individual is located in the Center and participates in SCJS staff meetings, and contributes to other shared SCJS staff duties as needed. The Assistant Director reports to the SCJS Associate Director and works closely with the SSP Chair.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Event ManagementPlan, develop, and implement SSP events, including the annual International Ladino Day Program and other public programs of various sizes.Set up and staff all SSP events.Manage the SSP annual program calendar.Create and implement a marketing plan and materials for each event: -Create and/or edit visually appealing electronic and print promotional materials, publications, articles (brochures, newsletters, online newsletters), and publicity for events, courses, and other program activities. -Develop and manage promotion and publicity of events and activities, working independently to achieve SSP goals.Communications and Social MediaCreate an SSP communications plan that expands SSP communications efforts and coordinates SSP communications with SCJS/JSIS communications and branding.Manage regular SSP communications in conjunction with SCJS staff and SSP Chair Priorities include overseeing email database, developing Sephardic Studies-related content for SCJS and SSP communications, and developing other SSP web and print materials, as needed.Manage, and develop content for, SSP social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.Fiscal ManagementDevelop SSP annual budget in coordination with SSP Chair and SCJS Associate Director.Track and reconcile the Sephardic Studies budget(s).Provide regular reports to SSP Chair and SCJS Associate Director.Manage SSP-related vendor payments and visiting faculty honoraria and reimbursements.AdvancementWork with UW advancement to implement existing SSP advancement plan.Cultivate donor relationships and networks in conjunction with the SSP Chair, UW Advancement, and the SCJS Associate Director.Update strategic advancement plan for SSP as needed.Management of Sephardic Studies Research InitiativesSupervise SSP Research Coordinator and other staff, contractors, or students working on SSP digital and other research initiatives, ensuring the work is done in a timely manner.Assist with/oversee the writing and submission of grants to foundations to gain support for the SSP research agenda, working closely with JSIS Grants Manager.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree with at least two years' experience in communications, higher education, non-profit management, event coordination, project management, and/or marketing.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Proactive and self-motivated with ability to work well independently, and to be an excellent collaborator and team member.Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to establish priorities.Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office--in particular Excel--and desktop publishing (InDesign, Photoshop), with an aptitude for learning additional software programs, as needed.Flexible schedule to allow for working occasional evening and weekend events sponsored by SSP and SCJS.DESIRED:Master's degree in business administration, non-profit management, communications, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field.Involvement in/knowledge of the Jewish community in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area or Pacific Northwest, and specific knowledge of the local Sephardic community.Familiarity with content management platforms like Wordpress, social media tools, and new media development.Experience writing successful grant applications.Working knowledge of MyFinancial Desktop.Administrative/office experience, including supervisory experience, in a higher education setting.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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