The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.
The University of Washington Bothell has an outstanding job opportunity for Temporary Full Time Communications Director.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is one of the nation’s leading sources for transformative, evidence-based ideas to improve education. To ensure all students are prepared for a rapidly changing future, we put forward rigorous research and policy analysis to help educators, policymakers, civic and community leaders, parents, and students themselves reimagine education systems and structures. We make sense of complex trends and data, communicate new possibilities for system change, and provide guidance and thought leadership to support that change. We pride ourselves on our ability to see around the corner, reach across traditional party and sector lines, and craft solutions to problems few have anticipated.
The Communications Director will expand the reach and impact of CRPE’s work through strategic communications efforts. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and goal-oriented. The Communications Director must enjoy working in a fast-paced culture and be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and adaptable to changing workloads and priorities. This position will report to CRPE’s Director and oversee CRPE’s communications team.
•Maximize reach and impact of CPRE’s reports, briefs, and commentary by planning and executing creative dissemination strategies for CRPE products. •Manage the communications team to ensure efficiency and collaboration. •Lead media relations. Draft press releases and talking points about CRPE’s work. Develop strong relationships with national media, key local contacts, and the education press. Provide media coaching to CRPE researchers and senior leaders. •Develop and leverage strategic partnerships to maximize opportunities for engagement, expand CRPE’s reach, and target specific audiences. •Oversee CRPE’s publications calendar and manage internal review process.
•Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field. •Minimum 4 years of professional experience in the communications and/or public relations field. •A demonstrated track record of successful development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies in the public, private, and/or nonprofit sector. •Proven ability to translate nuanced, balance research and ideas into accessible and engaging formats. •Ability to work with a diverse constituency.
Conditions of employment:
•Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary on short or limited notice.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.