University of Oregon — Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Job no: 528482
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Department: Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.43 – $34.32 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes November 29, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience.

Department Summary
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth's environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future. The museum is a center of interdisciplinary research and education, serving the State of Oregon, the University of Oregon, Native American Tribes, the research community, K-12 students and teachers, and broad communities in Oregon and beyond.

Position Summary
The Marketing and Communications Manager works among a team of museum leaders to develop and implement communication strategies that align with the museum's mission, vision, and strategic plan. The position identifies networks and outlets for communications and public relations; writes and edits reports, media releases, marketing/promotion materials, and web content; manages the museum's digital platforms including its website, social media channels, and webinars; and provides lead work to student employees and up to one classified employee.

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization's public relations program.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

    Professional Competencies

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate across a wide variety of specialized audiences.
  • Dynamic communicator who can evolve approaches based on the museum's strategic plan.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion as foundational to all work.
  • Creative and service-minded; ability to respond and prioritize requests from multiple programs.
  • Highly organized; able to set and adhere to deadlines that coordinate multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience or interest in natural history, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, museums or related disciplines.
  • Experience or ability to learn website communication management (trainings are provided).

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree, with three to five years of strategic marketing and communications experience.
  • Experience with web content management (Drupel and WordPress) and social media content.
  • Experience working within a large umbrella organization.
  • Experience setting and reviewing metrics that define success.
  • Experience communicating and building relationships with new audiences.
  • Experience with digital marketing strategies including social media marketing and web communications.

    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.

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