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Marketing Communications Specialist

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $21.32 - $32.64 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 30, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please include a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and responses to the following supplemental questions:

1. Please describe your experience working with faculty or other professionals to promote their research, expertise and/or scholarly activities. What process do you use? How do you manage these relationships?
2. Please describe your experience managing complex and diverse communications projects while supervising and mentoring interns, students and/or junior staff members. What organizational tools do you use? How do you manage competing priorities? How do you communicate with your staff?
3. This position is the primary media contact for the law school. Please describe your methodology in how you work with media partners. How do you build new industry relationships with these contacts? How will you mine opportunities that will enhance the profile of the law school?

Department Summary
As the state's only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 375 students, supported by over 35 faculty and 20+ other administrative personnel. The law school is an integral part of the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.

Position Summary
Reporting to the law school Director of Communications, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will work in tandem with the Director, Central UO Communications, and the law school Information Technology team, to support the marketing and communications needs of the law school.

This position will create and manage timely, relevant, and current content for the law school to advance the law school's internal and external communications strategies. This includes, but is not limited to: press releases, website, articles and newsletters, internal communications, and outreach to current and prospective students, alumni, industry faculty, key constituents and dignitaries.

The University of Oregon School of Law is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Minimum Requirements
• Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization’s public relation program.

A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent written communications skills.
• Adept at multiple writing styles for a variety of audience segments.
• Ability to work with Windows and Mac OS operating systems.
• Ability to research, source, write and edit interesting, professionally published content.
• Ability to work in email marketing systems such as MyEmma, Bronto, iModules, MailChimp.
• Ability to function in a modern web environment, with intermediate-to-extensive experience working in content management systems (Drupal, Word Press).
• Ability to track and review analytics across platforms (email, web, social) to develop actionable marketing recommendations.
• Understanding of multimedia distribution best practices.
• Experience developing and managing online ad campaigns and SEO.
• Ability to manage time and projects in an efficient manner and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated high-functioning organizational skills while working as part of a larger team.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
• Experience with content management (CMS) and project management programs such as Basecamp, Asana, or Wrike.
• Ability to size images for various web properties and captioning digital multimedia content.

Preferred Qualifications
• Five years or more experience in managing the marketing or communications efforts of an organization.
• Experience developing and analyzing market research (surveys, focus groups, etc.).
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience in a government or higher education setting.
• Experience or familiarity with web multimedia content, including streaming media, Podcasts (audio and video), and RSS.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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