Coordinator for Research Communications

Contact Information
Bryan Evans
677 E12th Ave. Suite 500
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:35am
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:35am
Research Communications
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 

Job duties may include any of the following types of projects:

  • Draft articles and other written materials, post photos, videos and approved text on multiple platforms, assist with social media tactics.
  • Enhance communications with internal and external constituents, and work closely with supervisor to produce promotional and advancement-related communications and collateral.
  • Prepare written communications from the Vice President and his Executive team. 
  • Assist with promoting OVPRI activities with local and regional media outlets, including pitching stories and features and promoting UO researchers and OVPRI leaders as experts and featured speakers on various issues and topics.
  • Candidate has a positive attitude, is excited about the research enterprise, and has a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for advancing the aims of the office. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, well-developed interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.
  • Highly attentive to detail.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Candidate has a demonstrated ability to produce communications collateral in a variety of different mediums including:
    • Oversight of graphic design, including charts, graphs, illustrations, large format graphics and other artwork as needed.
    • Preparation of reports, presentations, and marketing material as directed.
    • Website design and content writing for related sites.
  • Capable of planning and implementing special events that advance OVPRI communication goals.    
  • Maintain documentation of sources of information and completed projects.
  • Work with sensitive material, often of a confidential nature, directly related to the academic and business environment interface.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

We seek a creative, articulate and independent graduate student with strong communication skills who wishes to join the team of communications professionals working to further the University of Oregon’s commitment to research and graduate education. Qualified applicant will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently. Technical writing and editing experience is highly valued. Experience with website content management (Drupal, WordPress, Javascript) is a plus, as is social media experience. Preference given to those with degree/professional experience in journalism, communications, law, or science.

Application Procedure: 

Candidates should send letters of application with an explanation of how this position will assist them in their education and graduate degree programs. Please include a current resume and a writing sample that demonstrates an ability to articulate a complex topic in terms that can be understood by a non-expert audience.


Submit to: Lewis Taylor, Communications Director, Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation,

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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