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Communications Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Social Science, Psychology

Department: Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
Appointment Type and Duration: Funding Contingent (Faculty, Research OAs), Ongoing
Salary: $49,400 - $58,500 per year (on a 1.0 FTE basis)
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: .5

Application Review Begins
June 22, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, including an online application, cover letter, and resume which address how you meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications.

Department Summary
The Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (CPAN) is a College of Education research and outreach unit. CPAN is dedicated to working with Oregon communities to better understand and support the safe, healthy, and nurturing environments of children and families, with a specific focus on preventing child abuse and neglect. CPAN’s research informs culturally specific prevention science, intervention, and policy efforts that build on community strengths.

Position Summary
The Communications Manager will work to ensure that CPAN and 90by30’s outreach and external engagement strategies are implemented in a manner consistent with the communications strategic plan. The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and executing a strategic communication plan, both internally and externally, on behalf of CPAN that meets communication needs for recruitment, research and development. This role is instrumental in increasing 90by30’s community presence, community engagement, and advancement of regional prevention plans.

The person in this position will be responsible for developing and overseeing CPAN and 90by30’s outreach and external engagement strategic plan. A primary goal of this position requires designing and implementing systems to effectively use traditional, interactive, social, and innovative media strategies to engage diverse audiences and relevant academic and professional groups. Additional overall responsibilities include the maintenance of organization websites and social media; oversight and production of e-letters; providing design and communications consultation to Regional Leadership Teams; design support for 90by30 and CPAN research reports; tracking key social media analytics; and supervision of Journalism and Communication student interns and employees.

The Communications Manager is supervised directly by the CPAN Director.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in education, journalism, communications, or related field
• Experience with primary prevention and child abuse prevention communications
• Experience in a research center, including translating research data for public consumption
• Experience with website development, social media campaigns, and community engagement and outreach

Professional Competencies
• Expertise in integrated marketing channels spanning print and web-based media
• Strong familiarity with working in a higher education marketing and communications environment, preferably in education
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
• Creativity, innovation, and demonstrated skills working collaboratively with diverse constituents to envision, position, develop, and implement superior marketing and communications aimed at multiple audiences

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with professional conference marketing and communications, including online registration, sponsorship tracking, venue logistics, and design of printed materials for events
• Experience with communications strategies to engage and sustain donor relations
• Experience with media relations

FLSA Exempt: No

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.

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