Institutional Relations Specialist

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Institutional Relations Specialist

Job no: 525894
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Administrative/Office Support, International Affairs

Department: Division of Global Engagement
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $38,000 - $45,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: .5

Application Review Begins
March 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
  • A current resume;
  • A cover letter that directly addresses how your skills and experience match the duties and responsibilities of the position as described in the position summary; and
  • Response to the following supplemental question:

    1) The Division of Global Engagement is working intentionally to create a diverse, respectful, and safe atmosphere for all people, both here and abroad. If you are selected for this position, how would you contribute to this objective?

    Please note, as part of the application, you will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary
    The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. DGE works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within DGE consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills International Center.

    Position Summary
    The Institutional Relations Specialist (IRS) works with the Assistant Director for Institutional Relations on the development and implementation of DGE's strategic enrollment management plan. The position is a key member of DGE's Institutional Relations Team (IRT), which is tasked with developing and implementing effective strategies to reach target enrollment goals. The IRT takes the lead on institutional relations efforts related to the maintenance and expansion of DGE's campus recruitment base. Key responsibilities include the development, organization, initiation, and execution of strategies that lead to increased international engagement among UO students. This position also monitors key enrollment benchmarks identified by the Institutional Relations team to ensure the high visibility of DGE and its programming among various UO student constituencies.

    The IRS will collaborate closely with DGE study abroad advisors, program coordinators and DGE alumni to organize activities and efforts that are both strategic and effective on matters related to enrollment. The position also engages in regular email communication with external entities that support DGE's work, including representatives of GEO's centers in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

    The job requires significant oversight of new and ongoing projects related to both day-to-day and strategic operations that support student enrollment in GEO study abroad programs. Decisions of a general nature that impact DGE's enrollment management approach are made in consultation with the GEO Assistant Director-Institutional Relations.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience, skills and education.

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent and proven organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent and proven public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Adobe InDesign, and Internet research
  • High-level proficiency in both written and verbal communications
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and to build effective relationships among diverse constituencies

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Significant experience with GEO or GEO institutional partners
  • Proficiency with Studio Abroad software
  • Familiarity with CRM software
  • Ability to speak one or more foreign languages relevant to GEO programs
  • Experience in marketing, communications, and/or consortium relations
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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