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Creative Director for Track and Field

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Athletics, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 26, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applicants please upload 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.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualifications.

• Sample of work (portfolio, website, etc.).

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

Position Summary
The position of Creative Director for Track and Field will be responsible for several crucial aspects to sustaining the success of the University of Oregon’s men’s & women’s track and field program.

Responsible for coordinating, creating, implementing and maintain graphic elements and video production through numerous social media platforms required for track and field recruiting in conjunction with the department’s communications, marketing and compliance offices. Develop, implement, analyze, and improve student-athlete development program to assist track and field student-athletes both on and off the track. Monitor academic progress, tutor reports, and participate in class checking. Work directly with Academic Advisors and Learning Specialists. Work directly with media and marketing office on social media and marketing campaigns to enhance the track and field program and assist with recruiting efforts. Create innovative methods within social media platforms to aid in recruiting (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Manage and implement all aspects of on-campus recruitment efforts for prospective student-athletes for the track and field program. Responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university, Pac-12 conference and the NCAA.

This position will report to the Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Track & Field.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree

Professional Competencies
• Creative and innovative
• Forward-thinking
• Firm pulse on audience demographic.
• Experience with Adobe software programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
• Understanding of NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work on both PC and Mac platforms
• Exceptional ability to work in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment.
• Ability to perform detail-oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and the ability to multi-task and respond to immediate needs while managing day-to-day activities.

Preferred Qualifications
• Two years of experience working within intercollegiate athletics
• Experience working with a track and field program at the collegiate level
• Ability to build strong relationships with all constituents

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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