Project Manager of New Initiatives and Campus
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Starts at $78,000 per year
Application Review Begins
September 29, 2021; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.
University Advancement (UA) supports the University of Oregon's
(UO) mission of providing exceptional teaching, discovery, and
service by strategically positioning the university to create
awareness, build long-term relationships, and secure resources that
increase understanding and further its aims. The division consists
of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene,
with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University
Advancement include: the UO Alumni Association; Development;
Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community
Affairs. We are committed to fostering equity and inclusion in a
welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that recognizes the
value of all members of our community.
The Project Manager is a strategic partner to the Vice President
and Advancement Senior Staff in the development, collaboration, and
implementation of new campus and division initiatives. In
coordination with the VP, the Project Manager plays a critical role
in the success of complex endeavors through defining new projects,
identifying campus partners, establishing benchmarks for success,
standardizing communication to stakeholders, and aligning existing
and new efforts of various programs within advancement. This
position builds tools and tracks accountability with regard to
internal and external communication, project partner management,
and strategic planning. This role is expected to work with senior
leaders across campus with a high level of sophistication and
confidentiality while advancing logistics and tactical next steps
for projects. A primary charge of this role is to facilitate
collaboration between advancement and academic leaders so that new
and big ideas can be set up structurally for success and in a
manner that allows advancement to tell inspiring stories to donors
and prospective funders.
As a key facilitator of new initiatives within University
Advancement, the Project Manager is expected to inspire a healthy
work culture by empowering and partnering well with others and
applying an equity lens to all projects and initiatives.
The Project Manager serves as a communications strategist to the
Vice President, and will provide communication assistance and
special project management to members of the Advancement Senior
Staff as well as the Provost's office. This position is responsible
for developing an internal and external communications strategy
that builds trust across campus around new initiatives, advances
the reputation of University of Oregon Advancement programs within
the industry, and reinforces the core mission, vision, and values
amongst employees. In coordination with Development Communications,
UOAA Communications, and University Communications, the Project
Manager will develop targeted and constituent-specific
communications for the Vice President and other campus leaders to
advance new initiatives.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills and
- Five years of professional experience working with executive
leaders in large, complex public and private
- Five years of experience managing projects and/or new
- 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
- Deep understanding of the structures, decision-making, and
culture of higher education and a strong ability to navigate
- Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal,
listening, and interpreting abilities.
- Ability to develop content that reflects the voice and tone of
executives and campus.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to
analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
- Demonstrated ability to manage programs and develop strategies
to achieve University Advancement goals.
- Ability to manage the ongoing organizational change of a
dynamic unit, including the ability to lead and advise about how to
analyze problems, solicit input, and recommend possible
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing a variety
of projects at once while simultaneously always searching for
- Demonstrated ability to apply an entrepreneurial,
- Expertise in financial management and budgeting.
- Strong project and intake management skills, with the ability
to take ideas from conception to execution.
- Competency with Microsoft, Adobe, Tableau, and other common
software programs, and the ability to learn and adapt to new
- Independence and creativity in project management and
- Knowledge of analytical approaches for measuring ROI and
effectiveness of new programs, partnerships, and internal
- Advanced degree
- Two years of experience in strategic communications
- Five years of experience in donor relations
- PMP certification
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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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,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528205/project-manager-of-new-initiatives-and-campus-relations