McMorran House Coordinator and Special Events Manager
Officer of Administration
Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other, Planning/Project
Office of the President
Appointment Type and Duration:
$50,000 - $60,000/year (prorated for .75
FTE at $37,500 - $45,000/year)
Application Review Begins
September 26, 2023; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following
with your online application:
- Your current resume;
- A cover letter stating how your skills and experience meet the
requirements and qualifications for this position.
We are interested in finding the best candidate for the position.
We encourage you to apply, even if you don't think you meet every
one of our preferred qualifications - use your application to let
us know what is meaningful to you about the role and what
transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.
For a complete list of job duties, please email email@example.com.
The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research
university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and
service. We work at a human scale to generate big ideas. As a
community of scholars, we help individuals question critically,
think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act
creatively, and live ethically. The President's Office supports the
executive leadership of the University of Oregon.
McMorran House is the official residence of the university
President. Under the direction of the Administrative and Operations
Manager for the Office of the President and McMorran House, the
McMorran House Coordinator and Special Events Manager is
responsible for coordinating and assisting with McMorran House
Operations as well as the planning, coordination, implementation,
and evaluation of special events, including but not limited to
events for the McMorran House, and select other University
The Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the strategic
plan developed by the Office of the President to engage the
university's diverse internal and external audiences including the
greater community, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, volunteers, and
donors. In addition, this position will maintain a systematic
goal-setting process and a formal evaluation procedure for McMorran
The Coordinator serves as the principal contact on all matters
relating to the annual, monthly, and daily maintenance and upkeep
of the president's residence, overseeing maintenance and ensuring
that the public spaces of the residence are in a state of complete
readiness at all times.
This position requires a flexible work schedule, to include some
evenings and weekends and/or holidays. On-call work on nights and
weekends as point of contact for McMorran House facilities issues
may also be required.
Position requires knowledge of and demonstrated experience working
and communicating with senior leadership, administrators and donors
and the ability to Interact with all levels of campus constituents
(including president and vice presidents) and other high-level VIPs
(trustees, donors, etc.) to create and maintain cordial working
relationships to ensure success of events and house
This position demonstrates strong communication, interpersonal,
planning and problem-solving skills, the ability to respond to
needs as they arise, and conducts all job duties with high levels
of confidentiality, sensitivity, and cultural awareness.
This position requires the ability to travel to the McMorran house,
and to run errands, sometimes on short notice.
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and
maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes
maintaining an Oregon driver's license throughout employment in
- Two years' experience in professional event services and/or
- Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with
volunteers, vendors, and colleagues, and develop strategies to
achieve operating goals.
- Experience in project management and organization.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and design unique event
- Ability to manage budgets and track expenditures, invoicing,
managing risk, and presenting post-event reports.
- Skilled at procuring goods and services and negotiating
contracts with vendors while organizing accreditation.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
- Ability to adapt as new situations arise.
- 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
- Demonstrated experience with highly confidential matters.
- Experience working in higher education
- Familiarity with the University of Oregon and its
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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
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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/532665/mcmorran-house-coordinator-and-special-events-manager