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Advancement Associate - Limited Duration

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Advancement Associate - Limited Duration

Job no: 527674
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Development

Department: University Advancement
Classification: Public Information Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
Salary: $15.81 - $23.49 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Note: positions are available ONLY to recent UO alumni who have completed the internship program with University Advancement or a similar UO internship program.

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
University Advancement welcomes applications for limited duration appointments of up to two years. Applications will be reviewed throughout the year as needs arise.

Please submit a resume with your educational and professional work experience along with the online application.

Department Summary
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.

Position Summary
Advancement Associates work on key projects that are critical to the mission of University Advancement and University of Oregon. This role is embedded within an advancement team and assigned to specific projects or initiatives, especially those related to advancing equity and engaging a diverse audience of alumni, donors and friends. The Advancement Associate has a high level of responsibility in project management, communications, and external outreach.

The Advancement Associate takes on many roles in order to launch new initiatives. This position serves as a representative of the university to external partners, friends, and alumni, and will often produce events, materials or communications for important constituents or meet with them directly. Over the course of two years, the associate may be expected to build buy-in with internal and external stakeholders, draft communications, align data and infrastructure, plan and staff events, conduct industry research, and support key teams within advancement.

As many assignments involve new projects, the ideal person for this position will have the ability to problem solve as well as curiosity about new practices.

Minimum Requirements
1. Two years of experience gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, and presenting materials to selected audiences; OR
2. A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or a closely-related field.

Professional Competencies
1. Ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals, recognizing and respecting the many and varied identities of each person.
2. Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Readiness to learn University Advancement's approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion and apply it to assigned projects and day-to-day work.
4. Demonstrated strength in interpersonal and proactive communication.
5. High level organizational skills.
6. Demonstrated excellent written communication skills, including the ability to establish tone, create cohesive messaging, and implement impeccable grammar.
7. Ability to manage projects, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.
8. Ability to build and refine intake process for outreach and project requests that communicates timelines, turnaround, and scope to internal stakeholders.
9. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners, such as faculty and staff, and others as appropriate.
10. Ability to use Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience as a Advancement Leadership Intern (ALI) at the University of Oregon.
2. Experience with Advance or similar CRM platform.
3. Experience in a higher education setting.
4. Experience in or knowledge of fundraising.
5. Experience providing customer service to donors or clients.
6. Experience and comfort in working in a fast-paced, time challenging environment.

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.

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