Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 UW Tacoma Institute for Global Engagement has an outstanding opportunity through a Temporary Hourly position for an individual who is excited and knowledgeable about global issues and about working on a brand new initiative on Global Innovation and Design [GID]. In brief, UW Tacoma's push to close its campaign, For a Greater Tacoma, For a Greater World, includes securing funding for its Academic Innovation Building (AIB). The AIB will uniquely co-locate programs of the Milgard School of Business and the School of Engineering and Technology to catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration. Such collaboration will be promoted and sustained through the GID Lab, operated by the Institute for Global Engagement. During the pilot phase (2018-2020), the GID Lab will equip and utilize a MakerSpace, offer workshops for a dynamic cross section of students, faculty, and community leaders; and showcase innovative solutions developed within the classroom. This position is expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, for at least 6 months.General duties of the Temporary/Hourly position are as follows:Lab coordination: Work closely with the Executive Director to staff the Lab as needed; create and execute outreach plan for students and faculty for Lab usage; develop and conduct assessment and write reports for activities hosted by the Lab; curate classroom design thinking sessions and community workshops.Community engagement: Develop a database of key stakeholders including industry and relevant partner organization profiles; coordinate community outreach meetings as needed; maintain meeting minutes.Events and promotion: Develop and manage social media outlets; assist with the development of promotional materials; work with the IGE staff on coordination of related events and publicity; assist Executive Director during related presentations and workshops.This position works under the direct supervision of the IGE Executive Director.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the design thinking OR equivalent education/experience.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Excellent oral and written communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Publisher. Quick to master new software, databases, and administrative processes. Self-discipline, excellent time management, and strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to initiate and own projects and processes; strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated professional maturity in terms of flexibility to meet project goals, enthusiasm and open-mindedness to meet new challenges, adaptability to reconfiguration of task priorities as necessary and productive response to feedback.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:Master's degree in Liberal Arts or related field AND three year's administrative experience. Knowledge of University of Washington systems, policies and procedures. Experience with design thinking and experiential learning programs at the college level. Experience with international, cross-cultural, or minority communities. Overseas travel and/or work experience. Experience with web design and maintenance, UW database systems, PowerPoint, and Adobe. Professional presentation, outreach, and other public speaking skills.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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