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Communications Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR, Other-Site
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education, Other

Department: Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
Appointment Type and Duration: Funding Contingent (Faculty, Research OAs), Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starts at $49,400; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: .75

Application Review Begins

September 26, 2022; 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. In addition, submit work samples created by you to include a website/web page, social media campaign (may be screen shots), and print or digital marketing piece or report.

Department Summary

The Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (CPAN) is dedicated to partnering with Oregon communities to better understand and advance safe, healthy, connected, and nurturing environments for children and families, with a specific focus on preventing child abuse and neglect and dismantling the social structures and norms that perpetuate oppression and child harm. CPAN’s research aims to inform culturally specific prevention science, intervention, and policy efforts that build on community strengths and inspire action-taking.
Established in 2012, CPAN is an outreach and research center at the University of Oregon in the College of Education.

CPAN conducts research and evaluation related to the prevention and intervention of interpersonal violence, focusing mostly on child physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and intimate partner violence and their intersections with multiple forms of oppression and trauma – including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and ableism. CPAN’s largest community-based project is the 90by30 Lane County child abuse prevention initiative. 90by30 is a primary prevention, collective impact, and public health approach to child abuse, child neglect, and identity-based violence in childhood. 90by30 is led by distinct regional leadership teams to facilitate community engagement for locally based change. CPAN believes that child abuse and neglect is a public health, human rights, and social justice problem.

90by30 Values Statement
Child abuse prevention must center on anti-oppression in order to be effective. At 90by30, we are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to reach our goal of eliminating abuse, violence, and the racial disparities that exist in Lane County, Oregon, the traditional, indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. We are actively restructuring to become an equity-centered, anti-racist organization.

This work is essential to building communities where all children are connected, all families are supported, and community members take action for positive, collective impact.

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 1) the maintenance of organization websites and social media; 2) oversight and production of e-letters; 3) providing design and communications consultation to Regional Leadership Teams; 4) design support for 90by30 and CPAN research reports; 5) track key social media analytics; and 6) supervision of Journalism and Communication student interns and employees.

The Communications Manager is supervised directly by the CPAN Director.

The position is eligible for remote work either full or hybrid but must maintain regular business hours for PST.

Minimum Requirements

• Experience with primary prevention and child abuse prevention communications.
• Experience with website development, social media campaigns, and community engagement and outreach.
• Experience developing print and online marketing materials.
• Bachelor's Degree in education, journalism, communication, or related field, or three years of relevant professional experience can replace a degree.

Professional Competencies

• Expertise in integrated marketing channels spanning print and web-based media.
• Strong familiarity with working in a 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.
• Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism.

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 in a research center, including translating research data for public consumption.
• Experience with media relations.
• Multilingual/Bilingual fluency (ex: Spanish/English, ASL, Mam, etc.).
• Experience with organization rebranding.

FLSA Exempt: No


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

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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 uocareers@uoregon.edu 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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