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CAS Communications Generalist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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CAS Communications Generalist

Job no: 528227
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: CAS Administration
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.43 to $34.32 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 11, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit:
  • 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 photo)

    Department Summary
    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.

    Position Summary
    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.

    Minimum Requirements
    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 specialized experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write, edit, and create content for print and web publications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and content editing skills.
  • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with digital content strategy, information architecture, and analytics.
  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management systems.
  • 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

    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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