Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
UW Human Resources is committed to the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life. As Seattle and the University grow and change so does access to resources in high demand such as child care, parenting and elder care, and affordable housing. By advocating for supportive and equitable practices, building community partnerships, and developing inclusive resources that fit the needs of the UW community, Work-Life honors the often-competing commitments to both family and career.
UWHR Work-Life has an outstanding opportunity for a Work-Life Program Specialist. This is a temporary position for approximately one year.
The Work-Life program specialist reports to the director for Work-Life and supports program operations and communications for existing programs and supports the research and development of new resources for important issues impacting the UW workforce including affordable housing, eldercare, parenting, lactation support and additional child care access.
This position serves as both advocate, communications specialist and project manager for Work-Life programs.
The Work-Life program specialist has significant impact in ensuring the UW community is well informed of programs and resources related to being a working parent, child care, elder care, affordable housing through active communication planning and partnering with The Whole U on seminars and activities in support of the “life changes & events” pillar.
-Maintain program operating policies and activities.
-Create, maintain and monitor project plans and project schedules.
-Serve as key UW contact for vendors on matters of student and employee eligibility, child care center maintenance requests, affiliate status for eligible child care center employees, and parent liaison when issues arise.
-Support director in facilitating meetings and presentation as assigned. Document and follow up on important actions and decisions. Prepare meeting agenda, notes and other necessary presentation materials. Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.
Communications, Marketing & Event
-Prepare internal and external communications, including plans, presentation and training materials. Edit documents and communications of others as necessary for publication. Responsible for website updates and advertising childcare programs in the UW Insider
-Responsible for effectively marketing programs to the UW community
-Develops communications plans, marketing materials and partners with The Whole U on articles and events that support the Life Changes & Events program pillar.
-Assist with design of needs assessment and program evaluation, conduct data analysis and draft assessment reports.
-As needed, research work-life resources, issues and best-practices.
-Support development of grant or contract proposals and conduct other fund-raising activities.
-Plan and participate on a variety of committees, task forces, and other related groups to communicate information regarding Work-Life services, programs, policies, areas of opportunity, and/or other pertinent information as appropriate.
Additional Project Support
-Includes miscellaneous duties as project success requires and/or other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in business, education, social work or other related field and at least two years' experience in program management, communications, human resources, or related field
Experience managing competing priorities and work streams
Ability to thrive under tight deadlines and often a significant degree of ambiguity
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Ability to work with all levels of administration and faculty in a diverse and inclusive community
High degree of comfort using MS Office Suite
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Project management and project reporting expertise
Knowledge of best practices in the field of human resources
Knowledge of community resources to support parents or other family caregivers
Experience with WordPress
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Office environment, working under pressure with expected and unexpected deadlines affecting workload. May also require occasional early morning or late evening work. Occasional travel to childcare centers on and off campus.
100% FTE, 5 days per week, working Monday through Friday
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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