University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
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Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 176558
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 02/05/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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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.

The Medicine Healthcare Equity initiative began in the fall of 2016, when a multi-disciplinary committee of clinicians, faculty, administrators, students and system leaders came together to develop a set of objectives, strategies and tactics to advance healthcare equity for all patients regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion, age, spiritual practice, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic class and mental or physical status.  In 2017, the committee created a multi-year Healthcare Equity Blueprint to guide UW Medicine through the journey to improve healthcare equity. The vision is to become a national model for healthcare equity and reduce disparities in healthcare delivery.

UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Community and Staff Engagement Coordinator (32 hours/week).

The Community and Staff Engagement Coordinator will focus on implementing the strategies in objectives 1 and 2 in the blueprint – workforce awareness building/training to create an inclusive workplace and care setting for patients; creating a robust community presence by engaging our communities as partners to identify and address healthcare disparities. A key part of this role will be coordinating and implementing the communications efforts about the healthcare equity work.  This includes, developing a communications plan, coordinating the development of the annual report, social media communications, marketing of internal training opportunities and external events.   This role will be an integral part of the Healthcare Equity team consisting of the Director, Healthcare Equity, Medical Director, Healthcare Equity and Healthcare Equity Program Operations Specialist.

The UW Medicine Healthcare Equity Team interacts with diverse audiences across the region including students, faculty, community providers, community stakeholders, and public officials to move the program goals forward.  The Community and Engagement Specialist must create partnerships with key stakeholders and community groups, developing trust and a culture of listening.


Event coordination:

  • Represents UW Medicine at community events ensuring consistent messaging and information coordination.
  • Develops resources and communications, staffs and coordinates Community Advisory Council meetings.
  • Develops a recruitment and implementation plan for volunteers for outreach events.
  • Prepares presentations and informational documents for community outreach activities.
  • Oversees the logistics of UW Medicine wide staff Equity Diversity and Inclusion trainings and events (room rentals, room set up, food, signage, purchasing and reimbursements, etc.)

    Stakeholder Outreach (staff & community):
  • Develop, oversee and implement an annual community outreach and engagement plan.
  • Attend relevant community and organizational meetings, representing UW Medicine to key stakeholder groups.
  • Seek and develop new relationships with community organizations and lead efforts to enhance current relationships.

  • Working with the communications team, plan and deliver internal and external communications regarding community events.
  • Prepare and deliver electronic communications regarding upcoming trainings/events.
  • Lead the preparation and dissemination  of the annual report and other reports as needed.
  • Send and receive surveys for trainings and compile survey data for reporting.
  • Monitor social media.


    Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration, marketing/communications or related field.

  • Two plus years' of experience in communications, marketing, outreach and engagement in diverse communities.
  • Two plus years' of workforce training coordination.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to work as part of a small, cohesive team and independently.
  • Self-motivated and able to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Flexible and able to prioritize and juggle competing priorities.

    Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.


    This is a part time position that may require work on evenings and weekends.

    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.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or