Advancement Associate - Limited Duration
Administrative/Office Support, Development
Public Information Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration:
$15.81 - $23.49 per hour
Note: positions are available ONLY to recent UO alumni who have
completed the internship program with University Advancement or a
similar UO internship program.
Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.
Special Instructions to Applicants
University Advancement welcomes applications for limited duration
appointments of up to two years. Applications will be reviewed
throughout the year as needs arise.
Please submit a resume with your educational and professional work
experience along with the online application.
University Advancement (UA) supports the University of Oregon's
(UO) mission of providing exceptional teaching, discovery, and
service by strategically positioning the university to create
awareness, build long-term relationships, and secure resources that
increase understanding and further its aims. The division consists
of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene,
with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University
Advancement include: the UO Alumni Association; Development;
Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community
Affairs. We are committed to fostering equity and inclusion in a
welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that recognizes the
value of all members of our community.
Advancement Associates work on key projects that are critical to
the mission of University Advancement and University of Oregon.
This role is embedded within an advancement team and assigned to
specific projects or initiatives, especially those related to
advancing equity and engaging a diverse audience of alumni, donors
and friends. The Advancement Associate has a high level of
responsibility in project management, communications, and external
The Advancement Associate takes on many roles in order to launch
new initiatives. This position serves as a representative of the
university to external partners, friends, and alumni, and will
often produce events, materials or communications for important
constituents or meet with them directly. Over the course of two
years, the associate may be expected to build buy-in with internal
and external stakeholders, draft communications, align data and
infrastructure, plan and staff events, conduct industry research,
and support key teams within advancement.
As many assignments involve new projects, the ideal person for this
position will have the ability to problem solve as well as
curiosity about new practices.
1. Two years of experience gathering information, writing and/or
producing materials, and presenting materials to selected
2. A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or a
1. Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with
individuals, recognizing and respecting the many and varied
identities of each person.
2. Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and
3. Readiness to learn University Advancement's approach to
diversity, equity, and inclusion and apply it to assigned projects
and day-to-day work.
4. Demonstrated strength in interpersonal and proactive
5. High level organizational skills.
6. Demonstrated excellent written communication skills, including
the ability to establish tone, create cohesive messaging, and
implement impeccable grammar.
7. Ability to manage projects, prioritize, and multi-task to meet
goals and deadlines.
8. Ability to build and refine intake process for outreach and
project requests that communicates timelines, turnaround, and scope
to internal stakeholders.
9. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with internal and external partners, such as faculty
and staff, and others as appropriate.
10. Ability to use Microsoft Office software, including Word,
Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
1. Experience as a Advancement Leadership Intern (ALI) at the
University of Oregon.
2. Experience with Advance or similar CRM platform.
3. Experience in a higher education setting.
4. Experience in or knowledge of fundraising.
5. Experience providing customer service to donors or
6. Experience and comfort in working in a fast-paced, time
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
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/527674/advancement-associate-limited-duration