Leadership Team is the set of core 10-20 members of Grey Matters that run the show. From funding to social media to production to content creation, these positions require the most commitment. The vast majority of leadership members have dedicated duties outside of leadership, and this is encouraged.

One individual may hold any number of positions on leadership team, so long as they are capable of completing the duties involved. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply to as many positions as they are interested in holding. Preferences regarding the number and type of positions can be communicated in cover letter(s) or interview(s). Once a leadership team member is granted a position, they will not be removed from it unless they fail to perform the required duties or wish to step down.

Leadership applications for the following positions are now open. Feel free to apply for single or multiple positions, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at thalamus@uw.edu!

Art Officer

Assist art director with editing artwork for final publication, overseeing and providing feedback for artists, planning annual art gallery events, and running art workshops to provide tips for artists.

Required Skills

  • Experience with different art mediums and styles
  • Familiarity with editing platforms
  • Strong communication and organization skills, and overall flexibility

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Design Officer

Junior to the Design Director, the design officer helps oversee the print production of the journal with a team of designers to create layouts that showcase both the article and art. Additionally, aid other various projects pertaining to design as needed.

Required Skills

  • A willingness to learn!

Preferred Skills

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

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Finance Officer

The finance officer is a three to four year commitment. Applicants should be either in their freshman or sophomore years. For a training period of one to two years, they will collaborate with the current Finance Director, and after this training period, they will then assume this position in their junior or senior year. The goal of this is to ensure continuity and stability in Grey Matters' finance management, which requires significant recordkeeping and documentation.

Required Skills

  • Effectiveness in communication, especially in cold-contacting
  • The ability to engage professionally with donors and professors
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in establishing standards

Preferred Skills

  • A knack for working with spreadsheets
  • A constant drive to bring Grey Matters more monetary support
  • A creative funding imagination
  • Frugality

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Journal Club Officer

The Journal Club Officer is in charge of planning and running journal club meetings, and mentoring journal club presenters and members. They coordinate with social media regarding promotion, help presenters plan presentations to best optimize accuracy and accessibility of presentations, and encourage active, avid, and enthusiastic participation from members.

Required Skills

  • Effectiveness, enthusiasm, and kindness in communication
  • Experience in reading scientific papers
  • Experience in writing or editing for Grey Matters

Preferred Skills

  • A designer's knowledge of Google slides (especially the "Explore" feature :))
  • An outgoing personality coupled with a shameless desire to educate people about neuroscience

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Marketing Manager

Increases Grey Matters’ visibility via a variety of methods including coordinating with the social media director, working with UW departments/organizations, and other techniques. Helps build an organizational marketing and strategic plan. Coordinates with funding and outreach activities, including building a Together UW crowdfunding campaign and working closely with the diversity/outreach director on new initiatives.

Required Skills

  • Effective communication (including speaking and writing, especially emails) and teamwork skills
  • Creativity and openness to explore new ways GM can expand its marketing toolkit
  • Flexibility and time management

Preferred Skills

  • Design and editing skills (photoshop, Canva)
  • Simple video editing skills

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Podcast Officer

Oversees production of Grey Matters podcast episodes. Works with podcast staff and article authors in writing, recording, and editing podcast episodes of chosen articles and article excerpts. Coordinates podcast publishing through selected services.

Required Skills

  • Effective communication, teamwork, and managerial skills.
  • Time management skills and some scheduling flexibility.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with podcast or other audiovisual media production
  • Experience with audio equipment, including microphones, attachments, and editing software.

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Production Manager

Flexible position keeping journal production running smoothly. Contributes to article acceptance decisions, leadership edits, proof-reading finished articles, and creating writing/editing workshops. Writes article blurbs for featured and title articles when authors have not done so. Must also be willing to fill positions on the quarterly journal production team when needed.

Required Skills

  • Strong writing and editing ability
  • Familiarity with Grey Matters journal production process

Preferred Skills

  • Strong self-motivation for projects outside of official responsibilities

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Social Media Officer

Assists social media director with management of social media presence.  This includes content production, platform maintenance, and promotion activities.  Together with the social media manager, this role will allows the daily activities on the social media accounts to operate smoothly

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Design ideas for creating content for social media platforms

Preferred Skills

  • Prior knowledge of design tools (Canva, photoshop, etc.)

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Website Director

The website director is in charge of upkeep of Grey Matters’ beautiful website, as well as brainstorming innovative enhancements of it to make it more engaging, interactive, informative, organized, and beautiful.

Required Skills

  • Experience in basic programming
  • A willingness to learn
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge (and if possible, Handlebars!)

Preferred Skills

  • Opinions and ideas about website design
  • Courage and initiative to propose and create new features
  • Attention to detail

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Website Officer

The website officer is a junior position to the website director, and, in line with Grey Matters' mission, will be mentored by them. All that is required is a willingness to learn.

Required Skills

  • Experience in basic programming
  • A willingness to learn

Preferred Skills

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge (and if possible, Handlebars!)
  • Opinions and ideas about website design
  • Courage and initiative to propose and create new features
  • Attention to detail

Apply Here!