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Strategic Communications Coordinator - Archive
Academic Affairs

Posting: 14172
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-07-07

Title:  Strategic Communications Coordinator

Department:  Academic Affairs

Reports to:  Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Term:  1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)

Salary Range:  $48,000-55,000

Review Date:  Search will remain open until filled.  To ensure consideration, please submit an application by June 9, 2014

Start Date:  As soon as possible

General Responsibilities:  The Strategic Communications Coordinator will manage the development and implementation of campus-wide strategic communications including conceptual design and planning, content writing, internal and external messaging, social media, and website maintenance.  The Strategic Communications Coordinator provides specialized knowledge and research related to specific projects and programs and the necessary administrative support for success in these critical areas.  This position regularly requires the exercise of independent judgment and a knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, personnel, and current issues.  The person in the position handles and is involved in many sensitive, detailed, and confidential issues.  The position may be called upon to provide support for web and software initiatives in UO administrative areas outside of the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Qualifications:  Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of related work experience with progressively responsible leadership.

Other qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated ability to write, edit, and create content for print and web publications.

  • Experience with web content management and information architecture.

  • A working knowledge of internet and social media platforms.

  • Familiarity with media accessibility requirements, including Section 508 ADA accessibility standards.

  • Proficiency with graphic design, layout, and publishing for web and print, using the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Demonstrated high-functioning organization skills, including an ability to manage time and projects efficiently with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures and appropriately represent the office of Academic Affairs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative team environment with multiple persons and projects. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree, and to those with experience at the University of Oregon and familiarity with faculty issues.  Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management systems and an operational understanding of web programming languages, such as HTML, HTML5, XHTML, and CSS are also preferred.  Experience with video, photography, and related editing systems is a plus.

To apply:  Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating qualifications, résumé, and the names of three professional references including phone numbers, email address, and mailing address to:

Academic Affairs

Search Committee

c/o Sonja Runberg

207 Johnson Hall

1258 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-2023

Or by email to: srunberg@uoregon.edu

Please note that finalists are subject to a criminal background check.

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.