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The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program serves as the administrative and financial center for both the PhD Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Training Program In Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) – an NIH funded training grant. The Interdisciplinary PhD Program has approximately 130 graduate students whose permanent labs are located at Fred Hutch, Benaroya Research Institute, the VA, Seattle Childrens’ Hospital, and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute. The CMB Training Grant, supports students in eight UW departments and three Fred Hutch divisions. MCB is a unit of The Graduate School.
Do you enjoy working in outreach, communications and event management? Are you interested in producing work that helps to grow a diverse community of scientists?
The Molecular and Cellular Biology Program has an outstanding opportunity for Program Outreach Specialist.
The Program Outreach Specialist’s primary function is to develop internal and external communications to promote the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) PhD program. The position is responsible for the public and online face of the program as well as the promotion of its participants and strengthening the program's visibility in the local and scientific community.
Responsibilities include website maintenance, social media presence, and design of promotional and informational materials. In addition, the Program Outreach Specialist works with UW Advancement to collaborate on special projects that results in positive funding outcomes for the program. The position also serves as a broad resource for students and faculty regarding program logistics, statistics, and outcomes as well as topics of interest in the local and global scientific communities.
The Program Outreach Specialist must develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with faculty and students at multiple institutes and remain current about MCB and UW policies. The incumbent will be responsible for defining key messages to alumni and the broader MCB community and is committed to the growth and reputation of the program.
Position Responsibilities Strategy, Planning, Communications Design and Development: •Manage, develop, and oversee the content on the MCB website and social media accounts. •Manage day-to-day social media postings and activity. •Serve as liaison to external web development team. •Design and manage content of MCB weekly newsletter, Nucleus. •Draft proposal for replacement MCB website •Manage day-to-day event updating and site maintenance on WordPress platform. •Work closely with the Director of Operations and Co-Directors on development and implementation of fundraising initiative including targeted messages for fundraising, recruiting donors, and brand building. •Proactive oversight of the creation, production, and editing of communication materials (print, online, video, etc.) for various audiences such as faculty, staff, students, alumni, colleges, and donors). •Work with Marketing & Communication to align MCB communications with UW brand and maintaining MCB joint University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center identity. •Create, update and proof internal tools such as surveys and documents. •Review and draft quarterly lab rotation agreements and evaluations.
Program Outreach: •Serve on the MCB Diversity and Biomedical Minority Research Taskforce committees. •Represent the program at recruitment events and national conferences including the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). •Distribute information about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, events, and opportunities to the MCB community. •Compile grant information and statistics when needed. •Track grant alumni career trajectories.
Event Management: •Oversight of MCB Anniversary celebrations. Liaison with leadership and MCB staff at UW and FH institutes to determine event content, technical support, and promotional strategy. •Plan and lead a broad range of events intended to strengthen a sense of community across faculty, staff, and students. •Provide logistics for travel and lodging of prospective students.
Other Duties as Assigned
Required experience: •Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Science, or related field •2-3 years of related experience •Demonstrated project management and/or special event planning experience •Proficiency with the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn •Basic knowledge of WordPress •Proficiency in Microsoft Office and G Suite •Working knowledge of SharePoint •Basic knowledge of Adobe products: Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator •Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as on a team
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Desired experience •Knowledge of analytical tools such as Google analytics, Facebook business manager, Twitter analytics, etc. •Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL
Working environmental conditions This position will be required to work outside of normal business hours during major events such as recruitment, poster sessions, and orientation.
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