Vice President for University Communications

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University of Oregon
Vice President for University Communications

The University of Oregon (UO) seeks a visionary, creative, and inclusive leader as its new vice president for university communications. UO has come a long way since 155 students showed up on a fall Oregon morning in 1876-the start of the UO's storied history. Today, UO enrolls almost 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 different countries and territories. As a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities (AAU), the State of Oregon's flagship university, and a Carnegie Tier 1 institution, the UO is committed to combining impactful research and scholarship with strong undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Reporting to the university president, the vice president (VP) for University Communications will serve as the chief communications officer for the university, leading and managing internal and external communications and marketing strategy, execution and evaluation. The VP will provide strategic vision and leadership in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive, innovative communications and marketing program that highlights the university's academic strengths and research, demonstrates its commitment to creating an inclusive environment and fosters relationships with university constituents.

The VP serves as a member of the President's senior leadership team and works closely with the president's chief of staff, vice presidents and deans, the university secretary and other senior leadership on campus. The vice president will also work closely with unit-based communications teams to ensure the university has a coordinated communications and marketing plan that serves the needs of the overarching university as well as the specific colleges and units.

The Division of University Communications (UC) is charged with telling the University of Oregon's (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences, positioning the university to succeed and thrive. The division develops and implements research-driven, results-oriented communications and marketing plans in support of the university's mission. It is also responsible for crisis communications and issues management during challenging times. The division also plays a critical role in communicating the UO's value of diversity and seeks to foster equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe and respectful community. The division manages a comprehensive suite of communications strategies including public relations, brand journalism, executive and internal communications, branding, advertising, licensing, marketing, social and digital media, analytics and more.

All confidential applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, available at .

For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer consultants, Melissa Fincher, Melody Rose, Ph.D. and Jenna Brumleve at:

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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