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 six consecutive years. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. It uses cutting-edge approaches to tackle some of the most difficult and most critical questions in global health and to find answers that become the foundation for better policies and, ultimately, better health.This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment. If you join IHME, you'll be joining a team of dynamic, mission-oriented people who are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse workforce that respects and appreciates differences, and embraces collaboration.IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Communications Officer on IHME's Global Engagement Team. The Communications Officer serves as the primary storyteller for the Institute, taking the lead in researching and writing content that communicates the Institute's work effectively and succinctly to a variety of external audiences. This is an exciting storytelling role with an opportunity to spearhead new communications initiatives and travel domestically and internationally to meet people whose lives are affected by the work we do and to tell their stories. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and exhibit global and cultural awareness, working respectfully with diverse individuals from cultures and institutions all over the world.Responsibilities Include:Researching, Writing, and Creating Content for External AudiencesTake the lead in drafting narratives that communicate the Institute's workTranslating complex research on local, national, and international population health into compelling text that is comprehensible to targeted non-scientific audiences.Contributing to messaging and other outreach materialsParticipate in forming the strategic direction for content, strategizing to increase the Institute's external impact and presence.Internal CommunicationsCollaborate to produce internal communications about key initiatives, changes, notifications, etc.Research LearningBecome familiar with IHME's projects, learning the key personnel, and developing an understanding of key institutional actors in global healthAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in related field plus three or more years' experience as a journalist, writer, and/or marketing and communications professional, or equivalent combination of education and experienceAdditional Requirements:Exemplary written and verbal communication skillsAcute attention to detailExperience working collaboratively with staff and leadership at all levels in complex, mission-driven organizationsAbility to think and write creatively and to adapt to different people's writing styles and voicesStrong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPointEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIREDExperience in developing marketing materials for online and print distributionFamiliarity with using culturally sensitive and inclusive language and telling stories that accurately and equitably represent diverse populationsExperience in global healthTwo or more languages spoken conversationallyVideo shooting and editingPhotography experienceCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Evening and weekend work may be requiredUp to 20% travel required internationally and domesticallyApplication 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.
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