Department:University Advancement Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Salary range starts at $40,000 Compensation Band:OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins June 4, 2019; position 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.
• Three professional references.
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 UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. This department supports the entire university campus by coordinating fundraising priorities and goals; collaborating in the preparation of annual goals and plans, and providing recommendations and counsel for implementing development activities university-wide.
As part of Development, the Office of Stewardship and Donor Services manages donor relations, special events, volunteer coordination, gift administration, and prospect management. It is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of donor recognition and stewardship for annual donors (the President's Society), cumulative giving (Founders Societies), corporate donors (Corporate Partners), bequest donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), endowment donors and volunteers to the University of Oregon, as well as the tracking and reporting of development officer portfolios. This office works cooperatively with the UO President and administrators, school and college fundraising staffs, and UO donors to provide a university-wide stewardship and cultivation program that moves prospects toward solicitation readiness.
Position Summary Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Special Events, the Special Events Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of special events, including but not limited to events for University Advancement, the Office of the President, and select other university events. The Special Events Manager will be responsible for implementing the strategic plan developed by Stewardship and Donor Services to engage the university’s diverse internal and external audiences including the greater community, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, volunteers and donors. In addition, this position will maintain a systematic goal setting process and a formal evaluation procedure for advancement events.
This position requires a flexible work schedule, to include some evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. This position will also require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver’s Certification.
Minimum Requirements • Two years’ experience in professional event management.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated ability to manage people, work effectively with volunteers and develop strategies to achieve operating goals. • Excellent skills in project management and organization. • Demonstrated ability to plan and design unique event themes. • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and track expenditures. • Ability to travel, including nights and weekends. • Demonstrated abilities in procuring goods and services from, and negotiating contracts with, vendors. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and design applications. • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through. • Ability to adapt as new situations arise. • Commitment to, and experience with, promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in event management, communications, public relations, marketing, or closely related field. • Familiarity with the field of fundraising. • Experience working in higher education. • Familiarity with the University of Oregon and its constituents.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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