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Director of University Housing Promotions

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 14, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
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Employment Type
Full Time

Director of University Housing Promotions & Student Recruitment

Job no: 530852

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Journalism/Communication, Planning/Project Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $84,000 - $94,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

January 9, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, complete applications should include:
1. A current resume or CV;
2. A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; and
3. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary

Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to supporting student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, and social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators, and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is an $88 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary

The Director of University Housing Promotions & Student Recruitment is a critical member of the University Housing leadership team. This position is responsible for the leadership, management, coordination, and implementation of promotions, public relations, and student recruitment. The Director is University Housing's primary liaison with Strategic Communications and Marketing for Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) and the Division of Student Life leadership and staff. The Director oversees and coordinates all University Housing promotional presentations, events, and displays, including 120-140 annual recruitment and retention events that occur both on and off campus (40-60 events include out-of-town travel). The position also provides direction and training to University Housing staff and staff of other departments on University Housing's promotions, recruitment, and public relations.

This position reports directly to the Director of University Housing for Residence Life and Educational Initiatives, with additional oversight from the Assistant Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM), and the Director of University Housing. The Director supervises one full-time classified staff member who specializes in graphic design and one full-time officer of administration. This position may also supervise/co-supervise other full-time, part-time, and or student staff members and student interns.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in promotions, public relations, communications, advertising, sales, journalism, or a related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in promotions, public relations, and/or student recruitment.
  • One year of supervisory experience leading promotions, public relations, student recruitment, and/or similar type of work teams.

    Professional Competencies

  • Exceptional written communication skills.
  • Exceptional oral and interpersonal communication skills, including organizational, intercultural, and one-on-one, in small and large groups.
  • Exceptional demonstrated ability to foster and work in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative with promotions, public relations, and/or student recruitment and retention work in ways that successfully reach and connect with a diverse set of constituents/audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and communicate institutional, divisional, and departmental values, practices, and policies related to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and effectively manage time.
  • Set and adhere to deadlines, including the ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects with different demands and timelines.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and professional discretion
  • Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Demonstrated record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive promotion and student recruitment and retention environment.
  • Ability to coach and support departmental employees as departmental representatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners (e.g. students, parents, colleagues, faculty, staff, supervisor, and other campus and community partners).
  • Ability to lead cross-departmental and inter-divisional teams.
  • Ability to manage in a climate of change and ambiguity.
  • Interest and experience with evidence-based decision-making.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to integrate and apply prior knowledge and experience to new contexts and contingencies.
  • Ability to mentor students, student staff, and full-time staff.
  • Ability and inclination to communicate appreciation for/of students.
  • Experience successfully using social media platforms to yield intended results.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Promotions, public relations, sales, and communications experience in a non-profit or higher education environment.
  • Proficiency with technology, including all Microsoft Office products (or comparable) as well as experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity and experience using Adobe Creative Suite on a Macintosh platform.

    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.

    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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