Assistant Director, University Communications and Communications
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
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
- 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.
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 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
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
This position works with leadership throughout UC and the
university, including student organizations, senior leadership, and
external vendors to support communication operations and
- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or a closely
related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and
- Two years of experience working with a variety of
communications channels, including writing web content, creating
and updating web pages, and developing strategic communications
- Ability to create and manage communications plans and
- 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
- 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
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
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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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530137/assistant-director-university-communications-and-communications-academy