University of Washington seek top Marketers

University_of_Washington,_Seattle,_WASteve’s breakdown: The University of Washington & The University of Washington Medical Center are both looking for CMOs. Sounds like a good time to make introductions.

The University of Washington job description is below.

SEATTLE, WA: 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.

Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Chief Marketing Officer .

The Chief Marketing Officer manages the Marketing, Brand Development, Promotion, and Game Day Experience for the Athletic Department’s 22 sport teams. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs and has six direct reports.

Marketing and Promotion: 

The Chief Marketing Officer works closely with the Marketing staff, Ticket Office, Tyee Club Office and external vendors to develop marketing plans for the Department’s two main revenue sports, Football and Men’s Basketball. The above mentioned team is responsible for focusing marketing efforts on the following audiences: season ticket holders, potential ticket buyers, students, faculty and staff.

The Chief Marketing Officer also directs the development and implementation of marketing and promotional plans for the remaining 20 sports.

This position serves as the Department’s liaison to external creative agencies as well as all local and national media buys. The Chief Marketing Officer oversees the budgets for Marketing, Advertising, Promotions and our Spirit programs.


The Chief Marketing Officer oversees all of the Department’s branding efforts. This includes all facility branding (indoor/outdoor), approval on all Trademarks & Licensing and merchandise design, as well as branded sponsorship activation and printed pieces.

Game Day Experience: 

The Chief Marketing Officer manages the Game Day Experience and creative teams who produce and facilitate all game day presentations and promotions for sports with video board elements.

The team includes the following:
– The Director of Marketing and Game Day Experience
– (2) Assistant Directors of Promotions and Game Day Experience
– Art Director for Creative Services and Design
– Director of Video and Multi-Media Presentations
– Design Director of Digital Displays
– The Marketing Internship Program

The position serves as the liaison to IMG Properties on the approval of sponsorship elements for in game purposes.

Husky Marching Band and Spirit Programs: 

The Chief Marketing Officer manages the Husky Marching Band as well as the Department’s Spirit programs. This includes budget oversight, scheduling and travel.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Bachelor’s Degree and seven years of experience at a NCAA Division 1 athletic program and/or a Professional Sports Organization, or Association in marketing, in-game production, promotion or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management/supervisory experience. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively. Poised, professional manner with the ability to work well with diverse types of individuals. Ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically, and effectively. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:

Evenings and weekends will be required.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

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, Criminal Conviction History, 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. 

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 .


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