COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on July 22, 2020
|Job Location:||Seattle Campus|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.|
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The Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) is looking for a Program Operations Specialist working as a Communications and Engagement Specialist, to provide professional-level internal and external communications and stakeholder engagement coordination for programs and projects at SORCE. SORCE is a multidisciplinary research center established by the Department of Surgery supporting research to improve the quality of surgical care at the local, regional and national level. SORCE also collaborates with a variety of academic and community partners and institutions providing expertise in design/deployment of health services and patient-oriented outcomes projects for research and clinical quality improvement. SORCE was established in 2005 with a mission to assess the impact of surgical procedures on patients, society, and the healthcare system and improve the practice of surgery through education, training, and policy initiatives.
SORCE is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion and to being a workplace where such values are at the forefront of our daily interactions and our work as a research center. We value and seek diverse team members who are passionate, innovative, and collaborative. All candidates are encouraged to address as part of their cover letter how their experiences and perspective could potentially contribute to diversity and inclusion at SORCE.
The purpose of this position is to provide professional-level internal and external communications and stakeholder engagement coordination for programs and projects at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE). SORCE is a multidisciplinary research center established by the Department of Surgery supporting research to improve the quality of surgical care at the local, regional and national level. SORCE also collaborates with a variety of academic and community partners and institutions providing expertise in design/deployment of health services and patient-oriented outcomes projects for research and clinical quality improvement.
The individual in this position will report to a Senior Project Manager. This position is not planned to have supervisory or lead responsibilities.
This position has three major areas of responsibility:
This position blends communications and project management, assuming responsibility for SORCE-wide and project-specific communications and stakeholder engagement management. The position requires a strong skillset in each area. This position will work closely with senior staff and faculty to develop and implement communications and stakeholder engagement plans for SORCE as a whole as well as for individual projects as needed.
This position will work across multiple funded and unfunded health services and outcomes projects spanning internal and external sites, multiple investigators, and multiple clinical disciplines. Some of these projects may be related while others may encompass completely unique teams, sites, and/or topic areas. Projects vary in length of time from six months to 5+ years, meaning that this position may be simultaneously working on projects at every stage of life, from development and start-up to close-out.
The Department's Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) was established in 2005 with a mission to assess the impact of surgical procedures on patients, society, and the healthcare system and improve the practice of surgery through education, training, and policy initiatives. To date, SORCE has received over $86 million in grant support and currently operates an annual budget of over $6 million. SORCE has grown into a multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers from across health science disciplines, including over 25 UW faculty from 15 departments and 4 schools, and clinicians at clinical practice sites across the Washington State. In addition, SORCE provides a collaborative resource base for junior faculty from all Surgical Divisions as well as cross-departmentally. More information about SORCE is available at http://uwsurgery.org/sorce.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:
I. Communications Management (60%)
II. Stakeholder Engagement Project Coordination (30%)
III. Administrative Coordination (10%)
Education: BS or BA in social or health sciences, English, media studies, communications, public health, health administration, or related fields.
Type and Years of Experience:
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
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