Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is part-time and works up to 20 hours per week. This position is time-limited for up to two years.
Hours worked are primarily during the day with the exception of a few special events that may require some evening commitment.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Institute for Public Health.
The position will begin with primarily working from home. Once in-person working begins at the University, work will primarily be in the Taylor Avenue Building on the Medical School Campus. For the time being, this position requires suitable work-at-home accommodations. This position may require some travel between campuses and/or work done on the Danforth campus.
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is a university-wide center that works with internal and external partners. This position provides support and coordination for the Center’s WashU for Life Initiative. This includes a variety of tasks, such as project and event development and coordination, assisting with Center communications, and other needs necessary to achieve the mission of the Center and broader Institute.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and coordinate two to three center projects, in close collaboration with the Center Manager, that support education, research, or engagement at the University. This will include assisting in developing new programs, as well as working on more established projects directly related to the WashU for Life Initiative.
Develop and plan events with support of the Center Manager that relate to the WashU for Life initiative. Implement events with coordination from the Institute for Public Health’s Event Coordinator.
Assist the Center Manager and IPH Communications Manager with Center communications related to the WashU for Life Initiative, including development of news stories, blog posts, newsletter articles and center reports.
Support the Center with research initiatives related to the WashU for Life Initiative. This will include conducting focus groups, organizing existing data, developing and conducting surveys and contributing to research articles.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Three years of relevant work experience.
Demonstrated competency with Windows and Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook.
Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of relevant experience or equivalent training.
Work experience within a university setting.
Work or volunteer experience with older adults.
Experience with communications and marketing is helpful.
Project planning and coordination experience.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a logical, organized, accurate, and timely manner.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to interact in a professional manner with co-workers, faculty, staff, and students.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The hiring range for this position is $18.80 - $23.99 per hour.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.