Information Representative

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Information Representative

Job no: 527797
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: CAS Dean's Office Communications
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.43 to $34.32 per hour
FTE: 1.0

2 positions available.

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 6, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit:
  • The online application, including names and contact information for three professional references
  • Your resume
  • A cover letter that shows clearly how you meet the posted minimum qualifications for this position
  • 2-3 work samples (design, writing, graphics, and/or photo)

    Department Summary
    CAS offers the core liberal arts and sciences curriculum that serves the entire UO undergraduate population. As of 2019, the majority of undergraduates (more than 60 percent, or almost 11,000 students at any given time) go on to pursue a degree in one of the college's 40+ undergraduate degree programs. CAS also serves the majority of UO's graduate students, with numerous master's programs and 30+ doctoral programs that produce approximately 75% of the university's Ph.Ds. CAS is also home to approximately 750 faculty, 1,000+ graduate employees, and 200 administrative employees.

    Position Summary
    The Information Representative is responsible for providing communications support to the College of Arts and Sciences and its units. This position works closely with and is supervised by the Sr. Director of Communications for CAS (Sr. Director). The position creates communications content for print, digital, and other media, and works with stakeholders to develop and execute communications strategies and tactics to support the dean's priorities and initiatives, and to position the university to succeed and thrive.

    This position provides communications support, coordination, and project management for CAS and related units. This includes writing print and digital content, web content management, ecommunications, supporting design, video, and photography projects, and communications assessments. The Information Representative will assist with confidential internal communications related to employee contract negotiations, proposals, and strategies. This work regularly requires independent judgment, confidentiality, and in-depth knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, personnel, and current issues.

    The position may supervise student employees and/or graduate employees.

    Minimum Requirements
    Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media.
    At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization's public relations program.

    A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write, edit, and create content for print and web publications
  • Excellent attention to detail and content editing skills
  • Demonstrated high-functioning organizational skills, including an ability to manage time and projects efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities
  • Commitment and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment with multiple persons and projects

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience with digital content strategy, information architecture, and analytics
  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management systems
  • Experience with internal and executive communications

    FLSA Exempt: No

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

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    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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