CONFERENCE COORDINATOR 2 Jobs in Seattle, WA at University of Washington


Company: University of Washington

Location: Seattle, WA

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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington – a top ranked research and education program located on the main UW Seattle Campus – is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as the Conference Coordinator 2.

At UW ECE, we cultivate innovation and inspire through high-impact research. We educate and develop tomorrow’s leaders to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Comprised of over 50 tenured/tenure track, research and teaching faculty and more than 1100 students across our four programs, ECE is the largest degree producer and largest department in the UW College of Engineering. We work on cutting edge projects that address complex world challenges in health, energy, technology and the environment and have led to significant research and education grants.

We strive to build and maintain a culturally diverse community and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities


The Conference Coordinator 2 is responsible for the logistics of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) events, including but not limited to, the oversight of the ECE Colloquium Series Program. The ECE Department holds over 275 events per annum ranging from small-scale lab lunches to large-scale, complex international research-related symposiums held locally and/or out-of-state. The Colloquium Program holds at least 30 talks per year featuring experts who discuss current issues in the electrical and computer engineering field. Guest speakers are high-profile researchers, collaborators and industry influencers. The Conference Coordinator 2 works in collaboration with internal and external audiences including the Department Chair, faculty, staff, students, CoE, UW central advancement officers, and external industry partners to administer service agreements, on-site contracts, manage provisions, technical and facility requirements, and ultimately ensure the smooth execution of all events. This position supports the mission and values of the Department while cultivating a strong relationship with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry sponsors and partners. This position supports and reports to the ECE Events & PR Manager.


The Conference Coordinator 2 exercises independent decision-making while working collaboratively with the ECE Events & PR Manager to ensure all department functions are executed with precision as these activities impact donor relations and delicate ties with industry sponsors. This position requires an impeccable attention to detail, diplomacy and poise under pressure. The Conference Coordinator 2 must collaborate effectively wit…

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