Communications Specialist (50% FTE) - UW School of Public Health




JOB #: 16167

POSTED: July 30, 2020


EPIDEMIOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 50% FTE PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST.

Reporting to the department’s Communications Manager, the Public Information Specialist (working title of Communications Specialist) provides a full spectrum of communication, public relations, marketing, event planning and design resources to support the educational and research mission of the department. The Communications Specialist is responsible for independently writing, designing, and publishing internal and external department communications, in addition to maintaining the department website, managing department social media platforms, developing, executing and measuring communications strategies and content, supporting event planning and providing communications training for faculty and students. The Communications Specialist will support the Communications manager to serve as a liaison between the department and other UW and external communications, media, and marketing personnel.



•Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related discipline.
•At least 2 years of experience with: Project management or coordination, Content management systems­­, Social media community management

•Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, clearly, and empathetically in all forms of communications, e.g., verbal and written, one-on-one, and in groups.
•Experience working independently, remotely, and as both a member and leader of a team.
•Demonstrated ability to solve problems, take initiative, set priorities, and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
•Strong interpersonal skills and customer service.
•Ability to quickly learn and apply new or unfamiliar technologies.

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

•Master’s degree in a related field.
•Proficiency and experience with: Wordpress and Marketo. Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
SEO and web analytics

•Experience working in an academic environment.

How to Apply:
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