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The Graduate School provides instrumental services to UW graduate programs, faculty and students while championing the enterprise of graduate education itself.The Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) within the Graduate School has an outstanding opportunity for an Outreach and Communication Manager.The Outreach and Communication Manager for the MHCI+D program will strengthen, stabilize, and expand the program's impact by creating engagement opportunities that connect students, alumni, and industry partners to form meaningful, collaborative relationships. The MHCI+D Outreach and Communications Manager is responsible for nurturing existing relationships and establishing new relationships, with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with organizations primarily outside of the University, for the purpose of seeking and gaining support and involvement in the MHCI+D program, resulting in timely input and feedback at both the program level and for individual students who will receive mentoring and guidance from these individuals. In addition, they are responsible for leading the development of communication assets which help carry the message of the MHCI+D program experience of both students and collaborators.RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop and manage a cohesive program of involvement with MHCI+D by a diversity of external collaborators of all types:(1) Develop a systematic approach to involvement by external collaborators with MHCI+D in a variety of roles and activities; (2) Establish a protocol for recruiting and screening organizations and individuals whose needs and assets fit student knowledge, skills, and learning goalsCultivate, establish, and maintain program relationships with external participants across a range of involvement:(1) Identify and engage capstone project advisers, course project sponsors, and others to engage in the MHCI+D program, working closely with the Faculty Director to identify needs and wants for the types of industry relationships that will best serve students year by year; (2) Work with the Faculty Director to identify and engage Advisory Board members; (3) Identify a range of organizations that meet the teaching and learning needs of MHCI+D students; initiate, cultivate and sustain partnerships with this range of organizations; (4) Cultivate connections in companies that have hired graduates, for additional employment, where appropriate; build connections with employers of our graduates, both individual supervisors and hiring managers/recruiters for those companies; (5) Represent MHCI+D at relevant community events, such as Puget Sound SigChi, Interaction Design Assoc., or related Meet-Ups and other gatheringsProject manage communication and scheduling of annual roster of capstone advisers:(1) Identify, initiate, cultivate and sustain strong relationships with industry and community organizations to serve as hosts for the annual capstone projects; (2) Communicate and coordinate details associated with capstone projects, conduct orientations and communicate expectations; (3) Write statements of work, non-disclosure agreements and other memoranda of understanding, and coordinate getting necessary approvals from all parties; (4) Coordinate the evaluation of capstone learning experiences, from both organizational and student perspectives; debrief capstone advisers and synthesize feedback and prepare recommendations; (5) Complete administrative duties necessary to MHCI+D capstone communication, documentation, and overall program development, such as maintaining proper documentation of communication between capstone sponsors and MHCI+D, and contribute to event planning for yearly capstone presentation eventsCommunicate and coordinate with external participants who are involved in the MHCI+D program:(1) Take a strategic approach for identifying and following up on leads for potential advisers and sponsors, communicating in two directions, both to and from the program; (2) Coordinate quarterly Advisory Board meetings, prepare and follow up as needed; (3) Lead recruitment and communication with employers for annual MHCI+D Career Conference; (4) Help employers develop and support a pipeline of under-represented minority candidates as potential MHCI+D students; (5) Develop long-term schedule of engagement with program alumni past their first year after graduation to build bridges bringing them back to the programLead development of program communication assets, including website, social media, brand expression, print materials and other collateral:(1) Lead development of website content and other program messaging; (2) Develop annual work plan of video interviews with advisers, employers, alumni and others, case studies and other new ways to tell stories of student experience; (3) Write website content, case studies, video scripts, and other materials, coordinating with student workers, when available, to produce new or refreshed assets; (4) Conduct social media activities or lead the activities of a student worker coordinating social media activitiesLEAD:Assign work to student workers in related areas such as social media, website, videography, and writing; work with Director of Program Operations to select student workers for Social Media, Videographer, Website Coordinator and other related positionsSUPERVISORY:May supervise student workers in related positionsREQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's Degree2-3 years of experience to include the following: (1) outreach, recruiting or sales; (2) project management, utilizing CRM systems, such as Insightly or Salesforce; (3) marketing communications, public relationsEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:Interest in HCI + Design; experience in this field a plusAbility to effectively communicate with principal designers and product managersCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: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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