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Assistant Director, Neighbor Relations

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

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Assistant Director, Neighbor Relations

Job no: 528188
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: University Advancement
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

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 experience.

  • Three professional references.

    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.

    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 initiatives.

    Position Summary
    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 community.

    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 engagement.

    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.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of professional experience in events, external relations, fundraising, or a related field.

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability, conscientiousness, and dedication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, coordinate volunteers, and develop strategies to achieve operating goals.
  • 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 suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to make connections across campus and throughout the community to help achieve our strategic objectives.
  • 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 inclusion.
  • Ability to travel locally.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in event management.
  • Previous personnel management, especially work with students.
  • Familiarity with the University of Oregon and its constituents.

    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

    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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