Project Coordinator

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 13 Jan 2020

Posting Details

Position Details

Employee Type AP-Administrative Professional
University Title Extension Coordinator
Working Title Project Coordinator
College/Area WSU Extension
Department William D. Ruckelshaus Center
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The William D. Ruckelshaus Center

Position Number 120048
Hiring Unit Extension
Work Location Seattle
Zip Code 98164
This position is in a Bargaining Unit No
Summary of Duties

The William D. Ruckelshaus Center’s mission is to act as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The Center is a joint effort of Washington’s two research universities and was developed in response to requests from community leaders. The Center is hosted at the University of Washington by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and at Washington State University by WSU Extension (which also provides its administration). It is guided by an advisory board of prominent local, state and regional leaders representing a broad range of constituencies and geographic locations. More information is available at

This 12-month, full-time Project Coordinator position uses independent judgment to manage the day to day administration of one or more of the Center’s projects. The position involves coordination with project managers and service on project teams. May also help develop projects, provide facilitation and/or be put forth as project lead. The Project Coordinator position provides coordination and project management support for the Center’s collaborative governance projects.

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Appointment Status Temporary
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements

Must have the ability to travel.

Must have, or able to obtain, a driver’s license by time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects, serve on and lead project teams, and provide logistical support. Exercise independent judgment and decision making authority. Manage internal program communications to improve efficiency and effectiveness of coordination between faculty and staff.

Experience with outreach and education programs for the general public and community. Manage outreach, workshop, meetings and conference events.

Ability to study, analyze, prepare and write materials and correspondence that are highly sensitive, confidential and complex in nature.

Experience developing and conducting complex project research, data gathering, analysis, and writing. Analyze and prepare background or briefing materials, meeting agendas, action items and summaries. Create reports for public release, work with disparate and often conflicting parties in developing a common perspective on the information the Center gathers and disseminates.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external audiences at all levels, including university administrative and financial entities, and external partners such as funding agency contacts and key stakeholders.

Experience collaborating with project managers and teams evaluate, consolidate and apply policies and procedures that can improve dispute resolution practices from one project to another.

Will this position require a background check? This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/27/2019
Close Date 01/13/2020
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application

Failure to submit correct materials/documents may result in an incomplete application.

EEO Statement

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Posting Number 20135861P

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