ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARENT & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: November 25, 2022
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DIRECTOR, PARENT & FAMILY PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARENT &
FAMILY PROGRAMS Req #: 213339 Department: UW ADVANCEMENT: STUDENT
LIFE Job Location: Remote/Hybrid, Seattle Campus Job Location
Detail: Hybrid Eligible - (3 days in Office, 2 Days Telework)
Posting Date: 10/05/2022 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience 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.
Priority consideration will be given to applications completed by
October 26, 2022. 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
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
This position reports to the Director of Parent & Family Programs
and works to strategically integrate broad-based engagement
programs and advancement efforts, and as a member of the Academic
and Student Affairs and Student Life teams.
The Associate Director coordinates and oversees annual engagement
efforts, such as UW Family Weekend, Family Orientation, Husky
Giving Day and Student Previews with a particular emphasis that
will involve close cooperation with the campus partners and serve
as a liaison between the campus partners.
Engaged and informed families are integral to the success of our
students, and as parents feel more connected to the university,
they are open to volunteering, advocating and supporting the
mission of UW. With the continued growth of enrolled students, the
UW Parent & Family Program has the opportunity to expand and
enhance its mission of engaging parents and families in support of
their student's success, advocacy of the value of higher education
and philanthropic engagement.
Candidates for the position must exhibit an appreciation of a
sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment,
inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of many social, economic,
cultural, gender, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
--- Execute on and off campus events UW Family Weekend, Bid Day,
Washington Warmup, Sendoffs in partnership with campus colleagues.
Develop parent/family liaison network within UW campus.
--- Oversees the development and execution of all PFP programs,
partnerships and collaborations, for on and off campus broad based
--- Authority to develop, produce and/or partner on multiple events
each year, working with vendors and campus partners to create
programming with high quality, UW-related content, in partnership
with Director of Parent & Family Programs to meet programmatic and
engagement goals of PFP
--- Works with UW faculty and departments to develop
institutionally relevant educational content, to meet the learning
and wayfinding outcomes for our current families, with Family
--- Negotiates related vendor, facility and supplier agreements and
contracts, and manages fulfillment.
--- Oversees and develops registration and programmatic resources
that assist and support unit-based partners in providing on-site
weekend and evening event logistics.
--- Creates, manages, and reports on all parent event budgets.
--- Coordinates, collaborates with PFP team with development of
marketing collateral for all PFP broad-based engagement
PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
--- Uses programmatic expertise and qualitative and quantitative
data to evaluate programming for effectiveness, recommend and
implement appropriate changes to improve impact and engagement.
--- Participates in the refinement and improvement of unit-wide
assessment efforts. Uses survey data and field research to identify
and develop compelling new event programs.
--- Analyzes constituency and parent data and develop segmentation
reports to direct engagement opportunities
--- Administratively support the Parent & Family program through
meeting and document preparation, and presentation
--- Responsible for the oversight of recruitment, selection,
training, supervision, and evaluation of volunteers, and student
staff as appropriate.
--- Attends monthly CRO meetings and any additional CRO gatherings
and/or professional development opportunities (e.g., Engagement
--- Monitors and reconciles unit-based budgets, and reporting on
qualitative and quantitative assessments.
Other Duties as Assigned
Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and
empathetically in interactions with others and prioritizes an
accessible and transparent style in all forms of communication,
i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive and
productive relationships and actively contributes as a member of
working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals,
objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing
the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information
effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions
based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor,
openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external
pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical
guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes
to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
--- Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public
Relations, Public Policy or Public Affairs or related field.
Equivalent combination of education and experience from which
comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute
--- Three years' experience in audience and constituency engagement
within higher education, non-profit, external relations or public
affairs- such as alumni or donor relations, student engagement or
parent & family programs
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- The capacity and persistence necessary in order to be
productive within a decentralized and dynamic institutional
--- An established track record of successful program development
and expansion including the ability to initiate and maintain
internal and external relationships and to negotiate effective
agreements across departments.
--- Values the UW's commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates
respect and commitment to diversity.
--- Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong
relationships to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust
with the institution.
--- Superior administrative and organizational skills and
demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of varied tasks
--- Budget management
--- Ability to develop program strategies and plans that integrate
into the organization's mission, priorities, and goals both
independently and collaboratively within a team.
--- Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised,
professional demeanor with the ability to express oneself clearly
and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of
communications, i.e. verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that
engages dialog and resolves differences.
--- Proven ability to work collegially and effectively with
development colleagues, school administrators, and external
constituencies. Puts the team/organizational goals above individual
goals and actively contributes as a member of working teams.
--- Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong
attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous
situations, exercise good judgment based on information and
analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an
organized and professional manner.
--- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect
confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models
ethical values of the UW.
--- Knowledge of parent relations/development/advancement
--- Cubical/Open workspace environment which may result in
additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.
--- Hybrid work schedule available.
--- A valid Washington State driver's license is required to
operate the UW Alumni Association Van. Candidate selected must have
personal transportation and be willing to travel when
--- Ability to move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds
occasionally for event setup and tear down.
During Events (from setup to tear down) or on Event days:
--- Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously.
--- Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously.
--- Ability to stand for 4+ hours for events.
--- Ability to work greater than a 8 hour day.
--- Ability to travel out-of-state up to 6 times per year for
events scheduled on evenings and weekends
--- Ability to travel internationally once per year to perform
duties and responsibilities as a UWAA Alumni Travel Program tour
--- Candidates for the position must exhibit an appreciation of, a
sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment,
inclusive of students, families, faculty, and staff of many social,
economic, cultural, gender, ideological, racial, and ethnic
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
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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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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,
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