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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Outreach & Events Manager

Job no: 533171

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Portland, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Journalism/Communication

Department: School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

January 15, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include the following with your online application:
  • A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position.
  • A resume that outlines your educational and professional work experience. These details are used to determine if applicants meet the qualifications of this position.
  • The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum requirements to request additional information for the next stage of review.

    To receive a copy of the full position description, please send an email to Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.

    Department Summary

    With more than 2,500 students, the SOJC is one of six professional schools at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). We are an ACEJMC-accredited journalism and communication school, with a more-than 100-year history focused on innovation, ethics, and storytelling. We currently offer four undergraduate concentrations, five professional and academic master's programs, and a doctoral program in media studies. The school moved into state-of-the-art facilities in January 2013. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, 51 graduate teaching fellows, and 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

    The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.

    Position Summary

    The Outreach and Events Manager oversees portions of projects related to communication, outreach, event management and recruitment to the Professional Master's Program Recruiter position, and reviews work for accuracy and completeness. This position interprets and translates project data to consult on communication and outreach strategies to the Associate Dean for SOJC Portland. This position reports to the Associate Dean and serves as project manager coordinating with the SOJC Communications and Development offices, overseeing communications for the SOJC Portland and Agora Journalism Center, and OR Lab programs. It requires skillful decision-making on aligning event/outreach strategies with priorities, communication/design requirements, and the SOJC brand. This position supervises student employees, assigning work and ensuring tasks are delegated appropriately to meet deadlines and project milestones.

    Success will require a person who is detail-oriented, assertive, and self-directed, and who possesses excellent organizational skills, project management experience, public relations and writing skills. This position must demonstrate sound judgment with measurable indicators of outreach and event outcomes.

    This position will require occasional work in the evenings and on weekends, based on business needs and event schedules.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Business/Marketing, or a related degree.
  • Three years of experience in a higher education, non-profit, corporate, or similar environment supporting outreach and community engagement projects.
  • Three years of experience in event coordination with demonstrated experience in managing project budgets.

    Professional Competencies

  • Experience using Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong financial and budgetary skills with the ability to manage multiple budget and project annual spending.
  • Reliable, dependable and goal-driven.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Ability to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive, welcoming environment; ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strategic thinker, team player, and a strong communicator.
  • Detail-oriented, excellent customer service, and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience as a project manager with simultaneous projects.
  • Experience planning and implementing communication plans for public relations campaigns and events.
  • Experience with recruitment.
  • Established relationship with media communities and constituents.
  • Experience with InDesign and/or other visual design software.
  • Knowledge of UO System and SOJC brand.

    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

    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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