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Program Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Planning/Project Management, Sociology

Department: Division of Equity & Inclusion
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $46,608 - $63,107
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 16, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application will include the following materials:

1. A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you to be successful in this position. Please also address how your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the qualifications and competencies outlined in the job announcement.

2. A resume of your educational and relevant professional work experience.

3. Please answer the following two supplemental questions. Your answers should be concise and clearly answer the questions being asked.
(A) What is your understanding of equity, inclusion and diversity. How do they relate to one another? What are the opportunities and challenges related to equity, inclusion and diversity programming at the University of Oregon?

(B) Program management in the Division of Equity and Inclusion involves managing programs that report to executives who lead in different ways. Describe your experience in managing programs in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders. What strategies, tactics and processes do you utilize to effectively design and implement programming in such a context?

Department Summary
The University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all faculty, administrators, students, and community members. DEI is organized around five portfolios of work: Campus and Community Engagement (CaCE), the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), the Multicultural Center (MCC), and the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.

Position Summary
The Program Manager (PM) reports directly to the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI), managing major DEI programs, many of which may fall under the Campus and Community Engagement (CaCE) and CoDaC portfolios. The PM works collaboratively with staff across the division and campus to develop and implement equity and inclusion programming while building and maintaining strong strategic relationships with faculty, staff, students, other campus partners, and community organizations.

The PM identifies resources and draws on various division staff necessary to effectively plan and execute programs that help DEI achieve its vision in a timely and professional manner. The primary responsibilities of this position are to lead and implement major DEI programs, use effective project management methodologies to ensure that program objectives are successfully met, and regularly communicate program plans and progress with division leadership and stakeholders in an open and professional manner. The PM will also provide support for cross-campus initiatives in support of the implementation of the university’s diversity framework – IDEAL.

The position regularly requires the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, drawing on a comprehensive knowledge of the complex issues that accompany advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education environment. The person in this position must possess a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity, and be comfortable working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds and positions. The successful candidate will be adaptable to changing priorities in a dynamic environment, and a collaborative team member in a small but productive division. This position will work a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends, according to the business needs of the unit.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Two years of experience with and commitment to equity and inclusion related programming, and to working effectively with individuals and communities of diverse backgrounds.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills.
• Ability to set and organize priorities, take initiative, and anticipate obstacles.
• Ability to work independently, to lead a team, and act as a member of a team.
• Ability to attend to details, be flexible, and adaptable to change and shifting priorities.
• Strong relationship-building skills, operating with tact, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity.
• Demonstrated experience leading professional-level large event planning.
• Ability to display creativity and positive attitude in carrying out responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree.
• Formal training in Project Management methods; experience using project management software to manage tasks with a team; project management work experience in higher education or other large, complex organization.
• Experience with planning and implementation of programs and events that serve underrepresented, underserved populations.
• Experience staffing executive level committees.
• Understanding and knowledge of marketing, print production, and graphic design principles.

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. 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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