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 five consecutive years.The Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID) has an outstanding opportunity for a part- time (50%) Program Assistant (Outreach Coordinator).CHID is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate department that draws on a wide variety of disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences to examine the interplay of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts. We encourage our students to engage thoughtfully in critical intellectual inquiry and reflection. We also emphasize the significance of being actively engaged in the world; of understanding the social, cultural, and political forces that shape our lives and identities; and our role in transforming our world.CHID's participating members--students, staff, and faculty--engage in a collective endeavor to construct a dynamic, creative learning community that will mobilize our collective and individual passions. We encourage our members to pursue the ideal of self-knowledge collaboratively, through informed and self-conscious participation in the changing world in which their selves are shaped and which they will shape for their own and future generations. Program goals develop within the context of this learning community. In CHID, inclusivity, diversity, mutual respect, and honoring differences aren't just talking points, but values essential to our mission. CHID's Outreach Coordinator is expected to contribute to the development and support of this community.RESPONSIBILITIESThe Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the promotion of CHID's on-campus courses, study abroad programs, and social media presence. They will assist the Director of International Programs with recruiting applicants, conducting orientations and promotional events, and supporting faculty and students on study abroad programs. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following projects and tasks:Promote CHID's on-campus courses and study abroad programs to the UW community: -Recruit students from campus units, programs, centers (e.g., Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Q Center, and College Assistance Migrant Program), student organizations, and the UW Bothell and Tacoma campuses. Collaborate with Seattle-area Community College support teams for transfer students -Create, disseminate, and maintain online and print promotional materials using Adobe Creative Suite and Drupal. -Assist the Director of International Programs with conducting presentations in classes and at study abroad fairs, student orientations, and special events. -Increase, manage, and sustain CHID's social media presence (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn). -Maintain and create content for CHID website news and events pages, including coordination of the CHID quarterly newsletter.Serve as the primary contact for students interested in CHID study abroad programs.Oversee general administration of the International Programs office: -Monitor student study abroad program applications; send reminders regarding applications, contracts, orientations, and other procedural requirements. -Monitor "chidout" email for questions and correspondence from current and prospective students.Collaborate with the CHID Program Assistant and Administrator to update regularly and maintain content of poster rails, bulletin boards, and display cases.Collaborate with the CHID Adviser to attend Department Outreach events on campusPerform other related duties as assigned.Will occasionally need to work evening or weekend hours to support special events.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in support of academic or student services programs OR equivalent education/experience.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSFamiliarity with print- and web-based graphic design concepts, practices, and procedures.Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills to coordinate multiple printing and web-based projects simultaneously.Knowledge of, interest in, and experience using social media, especially Facebook and Instagram.Experience working with the public or representing a program to other organizations, preferably in an outreach, recruiting, or promotional/fundraising capacity.Exceptional writing, interpersonal, and presentation skills.Flexibility and adaptability in a student-centered, dynamic, and fast-paced environment.Ability to think independently and creatively, and keep up with a constantly shifting promotion calendar with minimal oversight.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSBA degree from the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), humanities, or interdisciplinary program.Study abroad experience.Experience working in a higher education setting.Ability to work in a collaborative environment.Experience handling sensitive and confidential material.MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTEDCHID is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment to all members of our community. Please submit a paragraph or two describing your experiences and perspectives on diversity and how this will inform your role in the position of CHID Outreach Coordinator. We would like to hear specifically your past work and experiences working with under-represented students; specifically students of color, first-generation college attendees, and LGBTQ populations. A resume is required as part of the application process.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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