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Assistant Director of Communications, Undergraduate Education and Student Success

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
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Assistant Director of Communications, Undergraduate Education and Student Success

Job no: 529147
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: University Communications
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
May 16, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please submit the following with your completed online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the responsibilities outlined in the job announcement, with a focus on how you meet the minimum requirements.

  • A resume that outlines your educational and professional work experience.
    Department Summary
    The department of University Communications is charged with telling the University of Oregon's (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences and positioning the university to succeed and thrive. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communications tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, licensing, digital media, and more for the benefit of the university.
    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Chief of Staff /AVP and working closely with UESS leadership, the Assistant Director of Communications for UESS will be responsible for developing and overseeing strategic, proactive, and cohesive communications in support student success and academic student experience initiatives. The Assistant Director will work with other communication professionals to create plans, programs, and campaigns to advance the university goals and priorities for student success and experience.
    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field; OR an equivalent combination of skills and experience.
  • Two years experience working with a variety of communications channels, including writing web content, creating and updating web pages, and developing strategic communications priorities.
    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage communications plans and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and oversee digital communications, print publications, and marketing materials.
  • Expert writing and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools, preferably Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools.
  • Expert editing skills using Drupal and/or Wordpress; and thorough knowledge of AP and Chicago style.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Drupal.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with a wide variety of people across multiple units and agencies to develop strategies to achieve operating goals.
  • Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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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