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University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 4973045
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Conference and Events Administration

Outreach and Events Coordinator

Job no: 533260

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Development, Library

Department: Libraries
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

February 12, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. current resume, which includes dates of employment, and
2. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position

Department Summary

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a "very high research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 175,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant year-round climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University of Oregon's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the UO Libraries offer many flexible service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research, learning, and publishing needs.

The UO Libraries' mission is to inform research and learning breakthroughs for Oregon. We strive to realize our vision of being a model for the enduring, positive impact that research libraries can have on their academic and civic communities. We do that with an unwavering commitment to our values. Learn more about the UO Libraries' strategic design, our values, and our goals at
The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. We are also members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

Position Summary

The Outreach and Events Coordinator works to build bridges between UO Libraries and the communities we serve, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian for Central Services, this position will design, coordinate, and implement outreach initiatives to actively engage and foster strong relationships with our user communities. They will be responsible for managing a wide range of programming from Week of Welcome and finals stress-buster events for students to donor development and recognition celebrations. This position will showcase the fascinating facets of our library by developing and leading guided tours, focusing on areas such as art & architecture, services, conservation, and special collections. They will also collaborate closely with the Libraries Communications team to create compelling promotional content across various media platforms.

The Outreach and Events Coordinator also plays a pivotal role in donor outreach. They will organize key Libraries Advancement Council meetings, manage our donor recognition programs, and coordinate endowment reports, working across library departments to bring impactful insights to our donors. This position actively participates in campus-wide stewardship, collaborating with peers to constantly enhance our approach to donor relations. They will provide support to the Associate Director of Development assigned to Libraries within University Advancement, attend Advancement all-personnel meetings, and make significant contributions to Advancement initiatives and projects related to Libraries.

We welcome applications from candidates with diverse professional backgrounds, and we acknowledge that the professional competencies for this role can be developed in a variety of ways. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. If your unique background and experience make you qualified for this role, please help us see that by explaining them in your application materials.

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 communication skills
  • Ability to navigate a complex institution and build strong relationships across campus and in the community
  • Excellent organizational, detail-oriented, and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage several projects, timelines, and stakeholder sensitivities at once
  • Ability to show initiative and confidence in making independent decisions; knowing when and where to refer a wide range of problems and inquiries
  • Ability to use diplomacy and good judgment when working with diverse audiences
  • Strong public relations and customer service skills

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating outreach efforts, ideally in a nonprofit or governmental setting
  • One year or more experience in libraries or higher education
  • One year or more experience planning and coordinating events for a large complex organization
  • High level of skill using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as using CRM database applications (e.g., Advance, Salesforce, etc.)

    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

    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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