Director of Parent and Family Programs
Officer of Administration
Executive/Management/Director, Operations/Infrastructure, Student
Life/Services, Planning/Project Management
Office of the Vice President for
Appointment Type and Duration:
$65,000-$70,000 per year
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
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
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
This position will require the ability to travel.
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.
- Bachelor's degree.
- 3 years of professional experience in higher education with
experience in or collaboration with Student Affairs or student
- Supervisory experience.
- 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
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- Experience in special events management.
- Excellent interpersonal and effective communication
- Demonstrated ability to successfully build strategic and
sustainable cross-organizational partnerships, including
collaboration skills to work with multiple stakeholders.
- Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher
Education Administration, or related field.
- Work experience with an emphasis on parent/family
- Experience working in a large, complex organization.
- Experience supervising student staff.
- Experience in event planning.
- Experience creating and implementing a strategic
- 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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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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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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529512/director-of-parent-and-family-programs