Job descriptionAs 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.
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The University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) is dedicated to creating sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces. As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow’s health and safety leaders and reaches today’s workforce with sustainable health solutions through our public service, innovative research and cross-disciplinary partnerships. We are seeking a full-time Communication Specialist (Payroll Title: Public Information Specialist, Grade 8) to join our Continuing Education team and contribute to our department Communications team.
DEOHS Continuing Education Programs (CEP) reflect the DEOHS commitment to serving the ongoing and evolving educational needs of occupational health and safety practitioners, businesses and workers. The DEOHS CEP delivers high-quality professional development courses, builds partnerships and engages regional communities to promote safe workplaces and sustainable environments. DEOHS CEP provides the practice community with health and safety training to reduce and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses in Region X: Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
Environmental and Occupational Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Communication Specialist. The Communications Specialist will work with DEOHS CEP leaders to brainstorm content ideas and lead stakeholder engagement.The Communication Specialist will report to the DEOHS CEP Director. The Communications Specialist will also provide support one day a week to the DEOHS Communications Team
The Communications Specialist will play a key role in developing and executing the CEP communications strategy. The primary responsibilities include writing, editing, and producing content for CEP’s e-newsletters, blogs, website, email campaigns, course announcements and social media channels. The successful candidate will create content that engages the workplace health and safety community with the goal of expanding CEP’s audiences and course registrations. In addition, the Specialist will collaborate with the CEP team to manage existing customer relationships, identify new target audiences and execute a plan for distributing promotional program content across Alaska, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Other tasks include monitoring the customer relationship management (CRM) database and tracking analytics.
Specific activities will include:
Customer Relationship Management and Outreach:
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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