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Development Coordinator

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development

Department: School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)
Classification: Univ Dev Proj Coordinator 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $19.72 - $29.96 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

December 4, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In your online application, please outline your relevant work history, including dates of employment and educational background. These details are crucial in evaluating whether applicants meet the qualifications for the position.

Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum requirements to request additional information for the next stage of review.

Department Summary

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The School also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, more than 50 graduate employees, and approximately 50 student employees. Founded in 1916, the SOJC is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation. The School has a recently opened Experience Hub, bringing a range of new production facilities for social media, VR/AR, podcasting, and broadcasting.

The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator for the School of Journalism & Communication (SOJC) manages projects, research, and administrative needs for the effective and efficient running of the entire fundraising team. This individual will be responsible for projects that support fundraising activity with alumni, friends, corporate entities, and philanthropic foundations. This position will be expected to regularly conduct research projects (utilizing internal and external tools), create high-level donor proposals, edit and advise on stewardship impact reports, and act as an internal liaison with faculty, staff, administrators, and senior leadership. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring these activities meet compliance standards for university policies, UO Foundation confidentiality and data procedures, and budget management. This position also will lead regular efforts for communicating with external stakeholders, collaborating with the SOJC Communications team on mailers and other development-related communications projects, drafting correspondence to donors, contacting key stakeholders, and organizing multi-level engagement efforts for donors and prospective donors.

The Development Coordinator initiates tasks and follows through independently on duties and assignments required to support the team's development goals and is expected to represent UO and the SOJC team to internal and external stakeholders. In-depth knowledge of the program and its operations is essential. This position must function with a high degree of independence and prioritize a multitude of high-level projects while also managing the daily operations of the program. Professionalism with internal and external constituents is a key success factor.

This position reports to the Director of Development and supports the SOJC Development team. The Development Coordinator supports SOJC development officers in identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects with the capacity to make gifts to the SOJC. The Development Coordinator works closely with the SOJC Communications team for social media networking and other web-based initiatives and assists with alumni engagement efforts through targeted communications.

This position is based in Eugene with some level of flexibility, including the option to work remotely with frequent commuting to campus. All adjusted work arrangements require supervisor and leadership approval.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of experience in Public Relations or related work. One year of this experience must have included the development and implementation of fund-raising or donor-cultivation events; AND
• A Bachelor's degree or three more years of relevant experience.

Professional Competencies

• Excellent organizational, detail-oriented, and record-keeping skills.
• Ability to prioritize, track required functions, and work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Ability to manage competing priorities and a varied task load.
• Ability to perform well under multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
• High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations (e.g., donor and alumni relations) appropriately.
• Ability to use good judgment when working with donors, alumni, and university officials.
• Ability to understand and follow applicable guidelines, policies, and procedures.
• Ability to conduct high-level research and analysis.
• High level of skill using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or similar software as well as database applications.
• Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Ability to navigate a complex institution and build strong relationships across campus.
• Strong public relations skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Advance or similar CRM databases.
• Experience working with volunteers and coordinating events.
• Ability to implement and build constituency programs and activities.
• Two years of experience in a development or donor relations office setting.
• Experience working in a higher education setting.

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 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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