Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$40,000 - $50,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins October 18, 2017; position opened 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.
Department Summary University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to 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: Advancement/UO Alumni Association; Development; Stewardship and Public Events; Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community Affairs.
Position Summary The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) makes the UO stronger by fostering lifelong relationships, helping Ducks become champions and cheerleaders, ambassadors and advocates, for the university. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, enriching both the lives of Ducks and the UO.
Reporting to the senior director, the assistant director is responsible for ensuring that alumni of all backgrounds have a voice within the alumni community. This will be accomplished through the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy to promote equity and inclusion and engage alumni through affinity/special interest/professional alumni groups. Additionally, this position will collaborate with the Government and Community Relations office to engage alumni as advocates through legislative advocacy. The position is external in nature – collaborating with university departments and offices as well as alumni leaders to build community around common characteristics or experiences such as professional, cultural/ethnic, and activity-based alumni groups.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree • One year of full-time (or equivalent) experience in program management (including budgeting). • Professional experience working with volunteers and programming in underrepresented communities or significant experience as a volunteer.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated ability to build and manage programs; develop strategies to achieve operating goals; and experience with financial management and budgeting. • Experience recruiting, training, and motivating volunteers. • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the ability to present to large groups. • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Commitment to, and experience with, promoting and enhancing diversity and equity. • Experience planning complex meetings and events. • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality. • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and other as appropriate. • Willingness and ability to travel extensively and work evenings and weekends. • Experience working within a large, complex organization.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience within alumni relations. • Experience working in professional roles in higher education at the University of Oregon or similar institutions.
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.
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