Department:University Housing Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$66,000 - $76,000 Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins July 8, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit the following with your online application: Cover letter, resume and answers to the following supplemental questions.
1. University Housing is intentionally working towards being an inclusive and multicultural organization. What does that mean to you, and if you are selected as the Director of University Housing Promotions & Student Recruitment, how will you help the department advance this goal?
2. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with students, University Housing staff, Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management staff and the leadership and staff in Strategic Communications and Marketing for Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) and the Division of Student Life leadership and staff, and others. Please describe experience you have had that demonstrates your skill in collaboration and your ability to work with diverse groups. Please give examples.
3. Please describe you experience with leadership, management, coordination and implementation of promotions, public relations, and student recruitment or similar
Department Summary Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.
We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.
University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).
Position Summary The Director of University Housing Promotions & Student Recruitment is a critical member of the University Housing leadership team. This position is responsible for the leadership, management, coordination and implementation of promotions, public relations, and student recruitment. The Director is University Housing’s primary liaison with Strategic Communications and Marketing for Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) and the Division of Student Life leadership and staff. The Director oversees and coordinates all University Housing promotional presentations, events, and displays, including 120-140 annual recruitment and retention events that occur both on and off campus (40-60 events include out of town travel). The position also provides direction and training to University Housing staff and staff of other departments on University Housing’s promotions, recruitment and public relations.
This position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and Educational Initiatives, with additional oversight from the Assistant Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM) and the Director of University Housing. The Director supervises one full-time classified staff member who specializes in graphic design. This position may also supervise/co-supervise other full-time, part-time and or student staff members and student interns.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in promotions, public relations, communications, advertising, sales, journalism, or related field. • Three years professional experience in promotions, public relations, and/or student recruitment. • 1 year supervisory experience leading a promotions, public relations, student recruitment, and/or similar type of work team.
Professional Competencies • Exceptional written communication skills. • Exceptional oral and interpersonal communication skills, including organizational, intercultural, one-on-one, in small and large groups. • Exceptional demonstrated ability to foster and work in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment. • Demonstrated ability to be innovative with promotions, public relations and/or student recruitment and retention work in ways that successfully reach and connect with a diverse set of constituents/audiences. • Demonstrated ability to promote and communicate institutional, divisional, and departmental values, practices and policies related to diversity, inclusion and, multiculturalism. • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and effectively manage time. • Set and adhere to deadlines, including ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects with different demands and timelines. • Ability to exercise sound judgment and professional discretion • Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities for improvement • Demonstrated record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive promotions and student recruitment and retention environment. • Ability to coach and support employees as departmental representatives. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners (e.g. students, parents, colleagues, faculty, staff, supervisor, and other campus and community partners). • Ability to lead cross-departmental and inter-divisional teams. • Ability to manage in a climate of change and ambiguity. • Interest and experience with evidence-based decision-making. • Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability. • Ability to integrate and apply prior knowledge and experience to new contexts and contingencies. • Ability to mentor students, student staff, and full-time staff. • Ability and inclination to communicate appreciation for/of students. • Demonstrated ability to successfully use social media platforms to yield intended results.
Preferred Qualifications • Promotions, public relations, sales, and/or communications experience in non-profit or higher education environment. • Proficiency with technology, including all Microsoft Office products (or comparable) as well as experience with Adobe Creative Suite. • Familiarity and experience using Adobe Creative Suite on a Macintosh platform.
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