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Director of Parent and Family Programs

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Director of Parent and Family Programs

Job no: 529512
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Executive/Management/Director, Operations/Infrastructure, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Office of the Vice President for Student Life
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $65,000-$70,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
June 10, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application must include the following:
1. A cover letter summarizing your interest and how you meet or exceed the requirements of the position.
2. Current resume.
3. Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which is current or, if not currently working, a most recent supervisor.
Department Summary
The Division of Student Life supports the University's academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success, while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life includes four departments, the University Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education & Recreation, and a number of key programs, including the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, Major Student Events (Commencement, Homecoming, University Day), Student Engagement & Success (Student Government), Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.

The Office of Parent and Family Programs strives to build a foundation of parent education and engagement through communications, events, building community, and one-on-one support. The University of Oregon understands that students are more successful when their parents or family members are appropriately informed and involved. Parent and Family Programs supports our Parent and Family Association (PFA), and the PFA leadership team.

The office is comprised of this position and several student employees. Key partnerships for Parent and Family Programs includes the Division of Student Life, Office of Admissions, Student Orientation Programs, the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Division of Student Life Office of Major Student Events, Student Services and Enrollment Management Strategic Communications and Marketing.

This position will require the ability to travel.
Position Summary
The Director of Parent and Family Programs serves as a critical connecting point for the families of undergraduate students and plays a key role in the support services that enrich our vibrant campus community. From admission to graduation, the Director is responsible for establishing and managing successful relationships that result in increased student success and family affinity for the student experience at the UO. Through extensive knowledge in student development and programming/event management, the Director applies creative and strategic thinking to planning processes to increase parent/family involvement. This position reports to the Associate Vice President.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years of professional experience in higher education with experience in or collaboration with Student Affairs or student services functions.
  • Supervisory experience.
    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Experience in special events management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully build strategic and sustainable cross-organizational partnerships, including collaboration skills to work with multiple stakeholders.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • Work experience with an emphasis on parent/family programming.
  • Experience working in a large, complex organization.
  • Experience supervising student staff.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Experience creating and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Experience with volunteer management.
  • Experience assessing program success.
  • Experience in public speaking.

    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

    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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