Assistant Director, Neighbor Relations
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
$50,000-$60,000 per year
Application Review Begins
September 24, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
- A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your
knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job
responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
- A resume of your educational and professional work
- Three professional references.
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 offices of Federal Affairs and State and Community Affairs
together form the Government and Community Relations (GCR) work
group. Government and Community Relations coordinates the
University of Oregon's legislative advocacy efforts at the federal,
state, and local levels, including the community engagement and
sponsorship programs. GCR's mission is to build and strengthen
relationships with the university's constituencies and encourage
investment in and support for the university, its programs, and its
The Assistant Director of Neighbor Relations is a key member of the
Community Relations team, responsible for representing the
university to and improving relations with external stakeholders
adjacent to the Eugene campus. Working with the Director of
Community Relations and Sponsorships and the Assistant Vice
President of Community Relations, the Assistant Director
strategically engages with neighborhood associations, responds to
community concerns, and provides opportunities for positive
interactions between the university and its surrounding
The Assistant Director is responsible for creating and managing an
outreach program to support the university's connections with
off-campus housing providers in the Eugene-Springfield area,
establishing new relationships and enriching existing connections
via timely information sharing, collaborative programming, and
problem solving. This position partners with colleagues in the
Division of Student Life and the Office of the Dean of Students to
create, launch, and sustain educational programming that enhances
off-campus student living, remediates community impacts from
student behavior, and advances UO's strategic vision for community
This position reports to the Director of Community Relations and
Sponsorships, and works both independently and under the guidance
of the Director and the Assistant Vice President of Community
Relations. This position will encounter and need to work
collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals and
organizations. As a representative and spokesperson for the
university, the Assistant Director must be comfortable and
competent interfacing with UO students, civic leaders, and a myriad
of other professionals in an inclusive and equitable manner.
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and
- Two years of professional experience in events, external
relations, fundraising, or a related field.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated reliability, conscientiousness, and
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, coordinate
volunteers, and develop strategies to achieve operating
- Strong project management skills with high attention to detail
and accuracy, as well as the flexibility to manage competing
demands and priorities in the face of rapid change.
- Ability to act as a representative of the UO, including using
equitable and inclusive practices to facilitate relationships
between students and the community.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated ability to make connections across campus and
throughout the community to help achieve our strategic
- Ability to work with volunteers, understand motivations, and
facilitate meaningful volunteer experiences.
- 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
- Ability to travel locally.
- Experience in event management.
- Previous personnel management, especially work with
- Familiarity with the University of Oregon and its
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
email@example.com 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
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 http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528188/assistant-director-neighbor-relations