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Executive Communications Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
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Executive Communications Manager

Job no: 530505
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

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

November 14, 2022; position open until filled (updated)
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 is charged with telling the University of Oregon's 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 Executive Communications Manager (Manager) is responsible for helping provide communications support to the President, Provost, senior executives, and their staff including planning, managing, executing, and measuring comprehensive communications activities to internal and external constituencies in support of the President's priorities and vision, and the University's mission. The Manager's duties include researching and writing remarks and other materials; consulting with a wide range of offices and individuals; creating or overseeing the creation of content for websites, social media, print collateral, and other media forms; and managing the tracking and measuring of communication efforts.

    The Manager reports to the Assistant Vice President for Content Strategy and works closely with the President's Chief of Staff and the Vice President for University Communications to ensure cohesive messaging on behalf of the President and other university leadership.
    The Manager will need to be proactive, show consistently sound judgment, and have a demonstrated ability to research, understand, translate, and communicate complex issues and institutional affairs to multiple audiences in a variety of media. The position must be able to work independently and effectively, across university-wide units and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a rapidly changing environment.
    Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of public relations, public affairs, or executive communications experience.
    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to write, edit, and produce content for spoken, written, and visual communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt writing tone and voice to reach intended audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, create, manage and measure communications for web, social, digital, and other forms of media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set appropriate work priorities, and require minimal supervision over regular work activities.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment with multiple persons and projects, and across departments and with external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to and experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and enhancing inclusion and equity.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education communications.
  • Experience writing for an executive or leader of a large institution such as an education, non-profit, or government entity.
  • Proficiency with project management software and content management software.

    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 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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