Assistant Director of Communications, Undergraduate Education
and Student Success
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
$60,000 - $65,000 per year
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
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
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.
- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a
closely-related field; OR an equivalent combination of skills and
- Two years experience working with a variety of communications
channels, including writing web content, creating and updating web
pages, and developing strategic communications priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to create and manage communications plans
- Demonstrated ability to create and oversee digital
communications, print publications, and marketing
- 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.
- Experience working in higher education.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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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
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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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529147/assistant-director-of-communications-undergraduate-education-and-student-success