CAS Communications Generalist
Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration:
$22.43 to $34.32 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 11, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
- The online application, including names and contact information
for three professional references
- Your resume
- A cover letter that shows clearly how you meet the posted
minimum qualifications for this position
- 2-3 work samples (design, writing, graphics, and/or
CAS offers the core liberal arts and sciences curriculum that
serves the entire UO undergraduate population. As of 2019, the
majority of undergraduates (more than 60 percent, or almost 11,000
students at any given time) go on to pursue a degree in one of the
college's 40+ undergraduate degree programs. CAS also serves the
majority of UO's graduate students, with numerous master's programs
and 30+ doctoral programs that produce approximately 75% of the
university's Ph.Ds. CAS is also home to approximately 750 faculty,
1,000+ graduate employees, and 200 administrative employees.
The Communications Generalist is responsible for providing
communications support to the College of Arts and Sciences and its
units. This position works closely with and is supervised by the
Sr. Director of Communications for CAS (Sr. Director). The
Generalist creates communications content for print, digital, and
other media, and works with stakeholders to develop and execute
communications strategies and tactics to support the dean's
priorities and initiatives, and to position the university to
succeed and thrive.
This position provides communications support, coordination, and
project management for CAS and related units. This includes writing
print and digital content, web content management, web design,
e-communications, supporting design, video, and photography
projects, and communications planning and assessment. The
Generalist will assist with internal and external communications
projects for the college, assist the CAS leadership team with
guidance on web design, social media, and other communications
collateral, and manage individual high-priority communications
projects to help elevate the college's profile.
Three years of experience as a public relations representative for
an organization which involved gathering information, writing
and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public,
handling public relations, preparing press releases, and
interaction with the news media.
At least one year of this experience must have involved
participating in planning and administering an organization's
public relations program.
A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a
closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the
general experience but will not substitute for the one year of
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated
ability to write, edit, and create content for print and web
- Excellent attention to detail and content editing
- Demonstrated high-functioning organizational skills, including
an ability to manage time and projects efficiently in an
environment of shifting priorities.
- Commitment and ability to communicate effectively with
individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment
with multiple persons and projects.
- Experience working in higher education.
- Experience with digital content strategy, information
architecture, and analytics.
- Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management
- Experience with internal and executive communications.
FLSA Exempt: No
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.
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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,
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