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Assistant Director, University Communications and Communications Academy

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
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Assistant Director, University Communications and Communications Academy

Job no: 530137
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Executive/Management/Director

Department: University Communications
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

Sept 6, 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 announcement.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

    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.
    Department Summary

    The department of University Communications (UC) is charged with telling the University of Oregon's (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences and positioning the university to succeed and thrive. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communications tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, licensing, digital media, and more for the benefit of the university.
    Position Summary

    The Assistant Director of University Communications and Communications Academy (Assistant Director) leads the University Communications (UC) student employment program, and the Communications Academy (Academy). The Assistant Director develops, directs, and implements the social media strategy for University Communications.

    The Assistant Director oversees and supports processes, workflows, and partnerships to produce communications deliverables and branding efforts as well as project intake and assigning tasks, and ensuring completion for the Academy.

    The Assistant Director supervises a team of student employees to meet UC goals and priorities and supports their professional development.

    This position works with leadership throughout UC and the university, including student organizations, senior leadership, and external vendors to support communication operations and projects.
    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of experience working with a variety of communications channels, including writing web content, creating and updating web pages, and developing strategic communications priorities.
    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to create and manage communications plans and strategies.
  • Ability to work across communication and marketing verticals including writing, photo, and video production, design, social media, and client management.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor student employees.
  • Development, implementation, and leadership of project management systems and workflows.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools, preferably Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools.
  • Expert editing skills using Drupal and/or WordPress; and thorough knowledge of AP and Chicago style.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Drupal.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals, recognizing and respecting the many and varied identities of each person.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in communications for higher education, nonprofits, or similar field.
  • Experience creating and implementing programs and processes to support student employee training and development.
  • Experience managing clients with varying needs and priorities.

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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