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LRW Program Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Legal/Law, Planning/Project Management

Department: School of Law
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 4, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and is a major research university committed to combining high-level research with strong undergraduate and graduate teaching. Founded in 1876, UO enrolls almost 24,000 students from all 50 states and more than 95 countries, offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UO also has 30 research centers, institutes, and core research facilities. Since July 2014, the University has been governed by an independent Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon. One of two AAU institutions in the Pacific Northwest, UO is widely known for a mix of highly ranked departments and innovative interdisciplinary programs; a strong commitment to research and education; and a collaborative, non-hierarchical institutional culture. The School of Law is Oregon’s only public law school, made up of three graduate degree programs and an undergraduate legal studies program. Oregon Law's Legal Research and Writing Program is currently ranked third among the nation's 200-plus law schools.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to manage the Legal Research and Writing Program (LRW); to organize events; to initiate, develop, and implement communications strategies for outreach to faculty at other law schools to enhance the national reputation of the LRW program; and to design, publish, and distribute outreach materials to program graduates.

Specifically, the person in this position must independently coordinate the work of tutors and research assistants; facilitate tutor orientation and training meetings; support workshops (research, writing, and citation) and practice rounds for oral arguments; and organize and host public oral arguments for first-year law students.

This position includes office management, executive assistance to the LRW Director and LRW faculty, and project management for large, on-going projects and events including the annual visit of the Oregon Supreme Court, regional and national conferences, and presentations by attorneys to first-year students. In addition, this person will supervise the LRW administrative assistant and undergraduate student workers who provide significant administrative support to faculty and law students serving as tutors.

This position reports to the LRW Faculty Director.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
• Three years’ experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist with increasing responsibility, or the equivalent combination of a related professional degree along with administrative and executive support capabilities.
• Two years’ experience in program management or high-level program coordination.
• Two years’ experience supervising administrative personnel or others.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
• Ability to independently prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.
• Experience managing complex projects with excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Commitment to and ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds to create a supportive and inclusive environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Outlook and Microsoft Office software, including Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and survey instruments. Proficient with mainstream office equipment.
• Understanding of technology used to advance communications goals, create website updates, and perform internet research.

Preferred Qualifications
• Either knowledge of writing programs or ability to gain deep knowledge quickly; prior experience with a writing program (including as a student).
• Experience working in a legal environment (law firm, law department, law school), with a general understanding of the legal system.
• General understanding of a law school.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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