Assistant Director of Production and Client Services
Officer of Administration
Executive/Management/Director, Planning/Project Management
Strategic Communications and
Appointment Type and Duration:
$60,000 - $70,000 per year
Application Review Begins
November 14th, 2023; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional
The Department of SSEM Strategic Communications and Marketing (SC)
is charged with helping market the University of Oregon (UO) to a
broad range of audiences, positioning the university as a premier
public university to attract and enroll prospective undergraduate
students. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite
of communications tools, including public relations, branding,
advertising, digital media, and more for the benefit of the
The Assistant Director of Production and Client Services (assistant
director) manages SSEM Strategic Communications and Marketing's
(SC) project management system and leads efforts to support all SC
employees by activating and tracking their work consistently. The
assistant director serves as the lead administrator and has full
oversight of the project management system.
This position will develop training guidance and collaborative
relationships with users, maintain successful use and
administration of the project management systems, and will be
expected to exercise discretion and decision-making depending on
the goals of an assignment or situation.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Strategic Communications and
Marketing, the assistant director is responsible for communicating
to multiple internal audiences on behalf of the AVP ensuring that
efforts are coordinated for SSEM leadership and units. This
position will maintain, and support division-wide policies and
procedures related to marketing and branding and oversee content
updates and self-training on SSEM websites.
This position works with and manages high-impact projects and
sensitive and confidential information. The assistant director is
responsible for operational management, tracking, and more detailed
support needed to activate major marketing and branding
The assistant director position is hybrid/remote eligible with
supervisor and department head approval.
- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English,
writing, public relations, or related discipline OR five years of
professional experience working in the areas of communications,
marketing, project management, or public relations.
- Three years of professional experience as a communications
professional for an organization which involved gathering
information, writing and producing materials, presenting
information to the public, and handling communications, marketing,
or public relations, with an emphasis on project management.
- Excellent writing skills, and interpersonal communication
- Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with
individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Success working in a team environment and ability to work
cooperatively with individuals in a service-oriented
- Outstanding project management and organizational
- Ability to produce high-volume, high-quality work in a rapidly
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative
Cloud, project management applications, and web-based content
- Project management and client management experience.
- Experience in developing or leading efforts to implement
system-wide technologies and willingness to learn emerging
- Experience working in marketing and communications in higher
- Experience working with contracted vendors.
- Experience leading team training.
- Experience working with executives and serving as team lead for
- Experience in leveraging technology communication tools.
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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/532892/assistant-director-of-production-and-client-services