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. University Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a part time Development Services OfficerPOSITION PURPOSEThe Development Services Officer (DSO) is responsible for managing sponsorship agreement account services and fulfillment to UW corporate sponsorship clients. This position will also lead the activation plans for sponsorship clients and manage the sponsorship marketing and promotional schedule. The DSO will report to the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and work closely with AVP of Brand Strategy in the on-going management of sponsorship clients. This position works in a collaborative fashion with university colleagues within Advancement, Athletics, and other units across the University. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES35% - Use independent judgement to execute, lead and manage sponsorship plans and efforts for existing and new sponsors. The DSO will serve as the main point of contact for the UW's corporate sponsors during the fulfillment stage. This position will directly and independently interact with corporate sponsors to generate creative and strategic marketing and promotional programs that are in-line with the sponsors' objectives and the terms of the agreement. This includes developing new programs and initiatives as well as ensuring the activation of contracted elements (digital logos and other content, signage, promotional items), managing the placement of sponsor media elements (advertising, on-line banners, etc.), coordinating sponsor materials with UW partners and ensuring promotional messages are accurately represented in various marketing channels.25% - Develop a deep understanding of sponsors' brands, goals, and sponsorship objectives to ensure all contracted sponsorship elements, programs, and assets are activated, delivered, and in alignment with the overall relationship. Collaborate with the Senior Manager and Director as future agreements are developed to ensure "best practices" based on successes in previous agreement execution.15% - Advise, and proactively communicate with leaders in various UW departments including Housing & Food Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Advancement, Student Life, Information Technology, and others regarding sponsorship activation.10% - Initiate and manage the sponsorship marketing and promotional schedule to plan and coordinate all sponsorship efforts and ensure all deadlines, materials, and other requirements are met.10% - Plan, develop, and execute sponsorship events, in partnership with Advancement. Additionally, provide on-site event support for sponsorship activation when needed.5% - Other duties as assignedSupervision ReceivedDirection is received from the Associate Director of Strategic PartnershipsSupervision ExercisedThis position may oversee the work of student interns.Key CompetenciesCoreEffective communications: Able to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.Critical Thinking: Able to obtain, analyze and evaluate information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.Functional ExpertiseOrganizational Acumen: Able to size up a situation, balance reason and the interest of others, and act in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success.Innovation Management: Able to anticipate market trends and be effective in facilitating and managing creative processes to achieve results in self and others.Planning & Implementing: Ability to develop strategies, measures for success and feasible timelines for successful project implementation and execution.Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in business/marketing or related field and a minimum of two year of experience in business, marketing, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree.Must be adept at organizational proficiency, including the ability to prioritize work.Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently. Must be flexible in a fast-paced setting and be able to work under deadline pressure. Must provide the highest level of customer service to external and internal clients, partners and customers.Must have the ability to communicate thoughts clearly and simply, demonstrate creativity, initiative and good judgment. Must be adept at problem solving and research. Demonstrated skill in analyzing and synthesizing large and complex amounts of information, identifying patterns, and formulating logical and objective conclusions (e.g. financial data).Capacity to work professionally with many constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, alumni, friends, vendors, agencies, sponsors, donors and volunteers).Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint along with a strong familiarity with the Internet.This position requires a flexible schedule as the workload and times vary considerably.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSSponsorship marketing experienceFamiliarity working in large, complex organizations, such as the UW.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTCubicle/Open workspace environment, which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions. Limited out of state travel may be required. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.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 Workforce 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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