PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Employer
University of Washington Bothell
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Req #: 196993 Department: UW BOTHELL - MEDIA RELATIONS Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 10/07/2021 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience Limited Recruitment: Other
Limited Recruitment Other: Open to UW Employees Only Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. 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.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications

• Research and write compelling news stories using AP and UW style guidelines.
• Write and produce, and contribute to general communications materials, newsletters, including annual reports, advertisements, brochures, press releases, emails, web communications and social media communications.
• Research topics and issues to support ideas, stories and communications projects.
• Edit communications materials, ensuring consistent framing of messages.
• Proofread and ensure accuracy of communications materials.
• Measure and present results of communications efforts.
• Support events produced by AER team.

Outreach, coordination, and constituent relations

• Contribute to the building and cultivation of relationships with campus partners and the community-at-large.

Administration

• Serve on university committees and attend trainings as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English or related field.
• At least 2 years of directly related work experience, including responsibility for production of communications and publications.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Proven ability to be a team player and team builder; to lead and share leadership; and to work for the greater good of the organization.
• Communications or journalism experience and training.
• Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and visual arts communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to present clearly and persuasively; ability to conduct small and large group presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to write in a style and voice suitable to different audiences.
• Ability to problem solve, set priorities, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline driven environment.
• Technical proficiency and expertise in using a wide range of communications and design applications, including Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, page layout software, email and social networking applications.
• Knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style.
• Ability to work with a diverse constituency.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

• Familiarity with higher education or research institution topics.
• Experience as a writer or journalist.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to work a flexible schedule for interviews and activities scheduled outside of regular business hours including evenings and weekends.

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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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