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Program Manager - Center for Science Communication Research (SCR)

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Business Administration/Management, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Social Science

Department: Center for Science Communication Research
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $62,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 2, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter and resume

Department Summary

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 100 graduate students, both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George A. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA. MS, and PhD, 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, over 50 graduate employees as well as roughly 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

The Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) within the SOJC focuses on three priorities:
• Conducting interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry to understand how scientific issues are conveyed to and understood by a variety of audiences;
• Attracting and training students for science communication careers of the future; and
• Enhancing public understanding of science.

Position Summary

The Program Manager works closely with the Director of the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) to support the mission and activities of the center. Under the direction of the SCR Director, the Program Manager will plan, implement, and evaluate SCR programs, projects, and ongoing operations. Major duties include financial administration, organizing event logistics, supporting educational programs, doing outreach, and providing general administrative support. The Program Manager will foster a community of science communication research and practice on and off campus as well as ensure support for the center and its mission across the University of Oregon. As a result, the Program Manager also will work closely with affiliated faculty, Research Administration Services (RAS), SOJC business office, SOJC Advancement, and the SOJC communications office.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Business/Marketing, or a related degree.
• Three years of experience in a higher education, non-profit, corporate, or similar environment, supporting a program or operation.
• Three years of experience managing project or program budgets.
• Three years of professional experience focused on financial planning/budget forecasting, fund accounting, and/or fiscal management.

Professional Competencies

• Experience using Outlook, Excel, and Word.
• Strong financial and budgetary skills with the ability to manage multiple budgets and project annual spending.
• Ability to set and achieve goals and provide reliable support to the program.
• Creativity/ability to develop innovative solutions.
• Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive, welcoming environment; ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strategic thinking skills, strong communication skills, and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Excellent customer service skills, including detail orientation and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

• Direct experience as a project manager with simultaneous projects.
• Experience planning and implementing communication plans for public relations campaigns and events.
• Experience with recruitment.
• Established relationships with media communities and constituents.
• Experience with InDesign and/or other visual design software.
• Knowledge of UO systems and SOJC brand.
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate, interpret, and formulate policy and processes to ensure they meet program goals and comply with university policy.
• Experience with software such as Asana, Jira, or other project management software.
• Experience in maintaining websites using WordPress, Drupal or other website management software.

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 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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