Information Specialist 1

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Apply Now
Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 178480
Department: Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 04/06/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $18.78 - $25.03 Hourly  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding job opportunity for two (2) Temporary Part Time Information Specialist 1(Fan Experience & Game Presentation Assistant)

Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom.  We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come.  Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example.  With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.

Position Description:

The Fan Experience & Game Presentation Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Marketing, Fan Experience & Game Presentation.  The Fan Experience & Game Presentation Assistant is responsible for assisting in the overall game day promotions and experience for 22 Husky Athletics Teams.  This position will be assigned as the Game Presentation Lead for select Olympic sports, while assisting for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

Job Duties:

Develop programming and season overview to include videoboard content, on-field/court recognitions, halftime shows, sponsor activities, in-game promotions, fan contests, and other entertainment elements.

Plan and execute game scripts for assigned sports which includes communicating game information with Stage Managers, Interns, Band, Cheer, Mascots, UWTV, PA Announcer, DJ, and audio team.

Collaborate with Huskies Sports Properties, Ticketing, Marketing Outreach, and Creative and Digital to plan IMC creative content for each sport.

Collaborate with social, digital media, and video production teams to create content that effectively presents all Huskies Sports Properties and departmental elements during games.

Assist with the training and mentoring of all student interns.

Assign student intern tasks during office hours and game days.

Maintain and manage marketing budgets for assigned sports.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University.  The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.  As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field.  Additional full-time writing/editing experience may substitute for educational requirement.

Additional Requirements:

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Photoshop.

Desired Qualifications:

One year of professional experience in marketing, promotions, or events is ideal.  Highly motivated, creative, self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  A strong leader and mentor, especially to students.

Work Schedule:

The Fan Experience & Game Presentation Assistant will be asked to work approximately 15-20 hours per week over a 12-month period.  The hours for this position are flexible and can be balanced with additional part-time employment.  Select evenings and weekends are required.

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