Program Manager, Alumni Engagement
Officer of Administration
Development, Planning/Project Management
Appointment Type and Duration:
$40,000 - $46,000 per year
Application Review Begins
August 7, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
- A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your
knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job
responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job
- A resume of your educational and professional work
Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum
requirements in the job posting to request additional information
for the next stage of review.
University Advancement (UA) supports the University of Oregon's
mission of providing exceptional teaching, discovery, and service
by strategically positioning the university to create awareness,
build long-term relationships, and secure resources that increase
understanding and further its aims. The division consists of
approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with
offices in Portland and Bend. We are committed to fostering equity
and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that
recognizes the value of all members of our community.
The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) fosters lifelong
relationships, deepens engagement, and advocates on behalf of the
university and Duck alumni around the world. Launched in 1879, the
UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to
the university and to one another, offering a wide array of
opportunities for service and engagement. With a membership of over
27,000, the UOAA serves as an important connection to the
university for more than 220,000 alumni worldwide. Our vision is to
be among the very best alumni relations programs in the world,
uniting and engaging Ducks in all stages of flight.
In order to establish and cultivate lifelong relationships among
alumni, the Program Manager, Alumni Engagement serves as a
representative for the organization's multi-faceted University
Advancement (UA) mission.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement (UOAA),
the Program Manager works in consultation and collaboration with
the Director to advance the engagement strategy for alumni in an
assigned geographic and affinity group portfolio. This strategy
will be reliant upon input from and engagement with the Executive
Director, UOAA, in addition to collaboration with regional
development officers assigned to various geographic territories.
Individual portfolios are subject to change and are assigned based
on the needs of the organization and the knowledge of given regions
and affinity communities that each staff member brings to the
This position requires access to transportation for occasional
travel to meetings and events. This position must be able to work
occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of skills and
- One year of full-time (or equivalent) experience in program
management (including budgeting) within a higher education or
- Three years' experience in progressive management roles with
the same nonprofit organization, or one year's experience managing
volunteer programs from a staff standpoint.
- Ability to build and manage programs; develop strategies to
achieve operating goals; experience with financial management and
- Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with
individuals, recognizing and respecting the many and varied
identities of each person.
- Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism,
discretion, and confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and design events.
- Effective communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with faculty, staff, and others as
- Proficiency with Excel, Word, and Outlook (or similar
scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with Microsoft Office
and routine software applications.
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
- Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and
- Ability to adapt as new situations arise.
- Familiarity with alumni relations and advancement in a higher
- Experience with project management and organization.
- Experience managing a volunteer Board of Directors within a
- Experience working in higher education.
- Experience working remotely, or in a setting with limited
- Familiarity with the University of Oregon and UOAA.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
email@example.com 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
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529843/program-manager-alumni-engagement