University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
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Posted on July 6, 2020
Req #: 178398
Job Location: UW Tacoma
Posting Date: 04/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Limited Recruitment: Other
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Although open until filled, priority application date is May 8, 2020.  

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 University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion of UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a TRIBAL LIAISON.

The Tribal Liaison is responsible for representing the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma in various settings involving Native and Indigenous constituents: students, government partners, primary and secondary schools, relevant community and state agencies. This position will be the main liaison responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships, work under minimal supervision, require travel throughout Washington State and develop program support to increase Native and Indigenous student enrollment and success and community partnerships.
This position will report jointly to the UW Tacoma Chancellor and Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion.

  • Coordinate/oversee activities to support and maintain strong relationships with students, government partners, primary and secondary schools, relevant community and state agencies.
  • Follow protocols for communicating and engaging with Native and Indigenous constituents.
  • Inform Native and Indigenous constituents across the State on existing UW Tacoma programs and services. Works collaboratively with UW Tacoma Chancellor, Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, campus leadership, academic divisions, student affairs, and enrollment services to improve recruitment and retention of Native students and community partnerships.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to coordinate program materials to inform constituents.
  • Oversee budget and administration of received grants as needed

  • Master’s degree or above in related field required. Can be substituted for substantial experience.
  • Requires ability to travel 30% of the time throughout Washington State
  • Demonstrated experience of active engagement with advocacy-based and grassroots organizations that serve Native and Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of Native populations in Washington State
  • Knowledge of cultural and traditional Native protocols
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable relationship building
  • Experience in program development
  • Strong process improvement skills/experience
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative and respectful manner
  • Able to multi-task, deal with complexity on a frequent basis
  • Essential to perform all functions of the job accurately and in a timely manner

    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