Department:University Communications Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$47,000 - $54,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins June 21, 2018; 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.
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 The Internal Communications Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for providing communications support to the Office of the Provost (OtP), certain units reporting within the provost’s office, and the Internal and Executive Communications (IEC) unit.
The Specialist is supervised by the Director of Communications for the Office of Provost (Director) and works closely with communicators within IEC to help develop and execute communications strategies and tactics to support the provost and president’s priorities and initiatives, and to position the university to succeed and thrive.
This position provides communications support, coordination, and project management for OtP, IEC and related units, including writing print and digital content, web content management, e-communications, oversights of design and photography projects, and communications assessments. It regularly requires independent judgment, confidentiality, and a knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, personnel, and current issues.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. • Three years of work experience in communications, public relations or a related field.
Professional Competencies • Excellent oral and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to write, edit, and create content for print and web publications. • Excellent attention to detail and content editing skills. • Experience with web content management, social media platforms, and information architecture. • Proficiency in information data management such as customer relationship management or other email software systems. • Demonstrated high-functioning organizational skills, including an ability to manage time and projects efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities. • Commitment and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment with multiple persons and projects.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience working in higher education. • Experience with digital content strategy, information architecture, and analytics. • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or other content management systems.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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