University of Oregon Principal and International Gifts Program Manager in Eugene, Oregon

Principal and International Gifts Program Manager

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR


Department:University Advancement

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$21.63 - $26.44 per hour (annual equivalent $45,000 - $55,000)

Compensation Band:OH-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Application Review Begins

December 21, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Department Summary

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

Position Summary

The Principal and International Gifts Program Manager is responsible for high-level program management for the Principal and International Gifts program in University Advancement (UA). Reporting to the Director of Principal Gift Stewardship, this position: manages priority requests and action items related to top university donors; and provides proactive confidential administrative assistance to the Vice President, Associate Vice President of International Advancement, and Director of Principal Gift Stewardship. This position provides programmatic support for principal giving strategy (donors of $5m+). This includes ensuring efficient workflows and setting work priorities in the absence of leadership; scheduling meetings and arranging appointments; creating confidential proposals, reports, presentations, correspondence, and other documents on behalf of leadership, including the President of the University; participating in leadership meetings as appropriate; and arranging for complex domestic and international travel.

The Program Manager regularly interacts with university stakeholders, donors, and volunteers, as well as the offices of UO leadership, the UO Foundation, and colleagues across campus, and will promote a professional workplace culture of mutual respect and collegiality.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of program or project management experience in a complex and diverse organization.

• Three years of experience providing executive-level administrative support within a large, complex organization.

• Two years of professional experience in development, including direct interaction with donors and volunteers, or other relevant experience.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated ability to manage programs and/or projects and work effectively with others.

• Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to achieve operating goals including experience with budgeting.

• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, anticipate needs, prioritize multiple tasks, follow through, and work independently without supervision while handling frequent interruptions and rapidly shifting priorities.

• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, with an acute attention-to-detail.

• Independent judgement, and ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal and external audiences.

• Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.

• Advanced Microsoft Office software skills, including the ability to format, filter, and use basic formulas with Excel; proven graphics computer skills, database applications, and Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program).

• Skills in data analysis, reporting, and formatting for visual output including presentation materials, tables, graphs, and charts.

• Demonstrated ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.

• Ability to interact, communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

• Ability to work some evenings and weekends to attend donor events as necessary to represent University Advancement and/or the University.

• Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Experience in executive-level support in higher education that includes an understanding of and sensitivity to the academic culture.

• Experience in planning and supporting international travel.

FLSA Exempt:No

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

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 atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 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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Advertised:07 Dec 2018Pacific Standard Time

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