Job Opportunities

Web & Communications Specialist

The Simpson Center is looking for a full-time Web & Communications Specialist responsible for creating and managing the Simpson Center’s multiple public interfaces in the form of digital and print-based communications.

The Web & Communication Specialist creates and manages the Center’s communication plan; oversees the development, production, and delivery of all online content and promotional and publicity materials; develops media contacts inside and beyond the UW; and edits and transforms Center content as appropriate for placement across multiple media platforms. Through critical communications such as the Center’s website, emails, social media channels, (bi-)annual newsletter, annual report, fact sheets, and flyers, the Web & Communications Specialist represents both the Center and the UW to other institutions and to the broader public and pitches stories ideas as relevant. This position serves a cross-departmental coordinating function by collaborating with faculty and graduate students on publicity for their projects, as well as with UW staff across campus on Center-initiated digital media projects (ie: video production, website support, web calendar management and data sharing). The Web & Communications Specialist provides miscellaneous administrative support to the Director on special initiatives and ad hoc projects. 

With regard to digital communications, this position develops and maintains the Simpson Center’s online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, Facebook and Twitter accounts (synthesizing across all of the Center’s e-communication outlets to support the objectives of the Center’s communication plan), and other new and/or emerging digital technologies as they become applicable. The Center’s web strategy allows for continual development of its website, built on a Drupal content management system, with the possibility of web build phases that expand and enhance its online presence across a variety of platforms, channels, or outlets. The position also oversees several Center-shared email accounts, listservs, and the collection and assessment of analytics for Simpson Center website, email, and social media. 

This position reports to and will receive assignments and direction from the Director and is supported by hourly student assistance. The position also works with College of Arts & Sciences Web & Collaboration Services, which supports back-end web development. 

For a full job description, requirements, and to apply please click here.


Student Assistant: Communications, Events, & Operations

The Simpson Center is looking for a part-time student assistant to help support our communications, events, and general office operations. This includes but is not limited to:

• Provide front desk reception coverage 
• Assist in maintaining Center spaces
• Assist with production & distribution of flyers, e-flyers, event-related materials & email correspondence
• Format/edit publicity pieces
• Assist in updating website & social media posts
• Assist with mailing list maintenance
• Maintain digital photography & publicity archive, stationery inventory, & supplies
• Manage Center bulletin boards
• Organize & track office supplies 
• Provide event support, including occasional evening hours 
• Other duties as assigned

The Student Assistant is a part-time position at 8-18 hours per week. Hours are negotiated on a quarterly basis depending on the Student Assistant’s class schedule and the Simpson Center’s needs.

Required Qualifications: 
• Must be an undergraduate student enrolled for at least 6 credits or a graduate student enrolled for at least 4 credits at the UW Seattle Campus
• Experience with Adobe InDesign
• Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
• Experience with social media platforms Facebook and Twitter, and a willingness to be creative with them
• Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and initiative 
• Ability to work cooperatively with other students and Simpson Center staff 
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills - editing and proofreading ability, with attention to detail 
• Strong organizational skills
• Experience with standard office equipment such as printers, copiers, fax machines, and scanners

Desired Qualifications: 
• Work-Study Eligible
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop
• Familiarity with basic web design and editing (HTML, Dreamweaver) a plus.
• Interest in the humanities and the mission of the Simpson Center

To apply please email your résumé and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position to Address cover letters to Mariah Moody, Administrator.