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Project Manager (Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Project Manager (Temporary)

Req #: 173951
Department: Global Health: START Center
Appointing Department Web Address: http://uwstartcenter.org/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/07/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $32.00-$33.00/Hour 
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.

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.  The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The START Center is a leading exemplar of a successful collaboration between the Department of Global Health with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is often highlighted as one of the exemplary collaborations in evolving Population Health Initiative (PHI) conversations and within the Department of Global Health. The START Center is actively discussing partnerships with the PHI to continue to grow collaborations between BMGF, the Department of Global Health, and the broader University of Washington community. Given that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a significant investment in the Population Health Initiative at UW, the START Center is further positioned to represent the goals of this large investment–to reach across the University of Washington and form inter-disciplinary teams to solve the world’s most pressing global and public health questions.

In seven years, and under the acute leadership of the managing director and faculty leadership, the START Center has:

• Completed over 150 projects (strategy support and operations, landscape analyses, & data metrics)
• Delivered over 255 reports, presentations and tools
• Trained over 85 graduate students (including current trainees) in research methodology, data presentation, leadership, project management, and communication
• Expanded START’s clientele, partnering with multiple new global clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, PATH, Boston Scientific, Sherris Consulting, etc.

The START Center is recruiting for a Temporary, Part-Time (60% FTE) Project Manager to support January 1 – April 30, 2020.


Events & Operations 40%

• Provide project management oversight to START’s event at the annual Epidemiology and Global Health visit days. Including, but not limited to, coordination, communication, event management, etc.
• Provide project management oversight to START’s Annual offsite Alumni event. Including, but not limited to, facilitating decisions on event details, set-up, contracts.
• Manage Center-wide project close-out process and outbrief system. This includes tracking and facilitating the completion of internal project close-out steps and teeing up and managing the project outbrief survey process.
• Provide ongoing daily operations oversight and support across 30 people and 15 live projects.
• Triage emerging challenges through independent creative problem solving.
• Meet with Operations Manager and Program Coordinator weekly to discuss program, address issues, and confer over any other matters.

Human Resources 40%

• Manage Center-wide effort-tracking system via Harvest. This includes reviewing weekly data on project and personnel effort for trends or any needed follow-up, and collating the data each month for leadership’s review.
• Manage annual Research Assistant Recruitment efforts. This includes fielding ~120 applications, populating an internal excel spreadsheet, facilitating the review process, organizing the in-person and skype interviews for ~20 applicants, etc. Lead the communications with prospective Research Assistants.
• Perform department HR functions once RAs have been selected to set-up their appointments.
• Coordinate Center-wide annual 360-review process. Including circulating the survey, collating the data, facilitating feedback meetings, etc.
• Manage annual Global Innovation Fellows (MBA students) recruitment process. This includes liaising with the Foster School of Business, fielding ~30 applications, populating an internal excel spreadsheet, facilitating the review process, organizing the in-person interviews for ~10 applicants, etc.

Marketing & Communications 20%

• Finalize the weekly project dashboard, and review the weekly Center-wide newsletter for accuracy.
• Contribute towards project-specific and/or Center-wide marketing and communications efforts via twitter, LinkedIn, and website.
• Contribute towards development of articles to communicate Center work via website.
• Draft, assemble, and distribute the annual Alumni Newsletter.
• Circulate and manage annual alumni survey.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/DEGREE EXPERIENCE : Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Experience

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, personal initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in project management.
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple and competing demands, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
• Excellent independent problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work effectively with people who have different communication and work styles.
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and willingness to share information.
• High degree of professionalism and diplomacy; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide-ranging constituency (e.g., faculty, staff, students, and institutional officers).
• Ability to remain personable, professional, and organized under potentially stressful situations.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability to operate in situations of uncertainty, and trouble-shoot challenges semi-independently while demonstrating appropriate judgment and seeing projects through to completion.
• Proven project management skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS : Desired Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Experience

• Master’s degree in public health, public administration, or equivalent.
• Experience in global health programs or research projects and a broad understanding of global health sectors.
• Experience in program management.
• Experience working with UW administrative, purchasing systems, and personnel procedures (WorkDay, MyFD, SAGE, SDB, Ariba, Purchase Path, Grant Tracker).

• Deadline-driven environment, occasionally requiring extended hours
• Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the client and Center needs.

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 dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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