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University of Oregon Development Assistant in Eugene, Oregon

Development Assistant

Apply nowJob no:523976

Work type:Classified Staff

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Office Support, Development, Legal/Law

Department:School of Law

Classification:Office Specialist 2

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$14.03 - $20.35 per hour


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes July 5, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application including three professional references, please upload:

• A resume;

• A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and skills make you an ideal fit for this position; and

• Responses to the following questions:

  1. Please describe your experience with project management, including organizing competing priorities and deadlines. Include specific examples of your strategies.

  2. This position tracks data for multiple purposes and produces spreadsheets, reports, and other documents. This includes formatting, proofreading, editing, auditing, and navigating information from different types of software and platforms. Please describe your skills and experiences with such responsibilities. Indicate software, platforms, and databases with which you are proficient.

  3. This position requires a high level of professionalism and attention to detail. Describe your experience providing customer service and support for a professional office, including answering the telephone, coordinating services, replying to email, scheduling appointments, greeting visitors, providing information or referrals, and other types of general assistance, in a fast-paced environment. Include examples that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Department Summary

As the state's only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 450 graduate students, in addition to over four hundred undergraduate students enrolled in the Legal Studies minor program. The students are supported by over one hundred full time and part-time faculty members and 50+ administrative employees. The law school is an integral part of the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide an array of confidential administrative, coordinator, and secretarial functions to the law school’s fundraising and development program. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, travel arrangements, calendar coordination, event planning, maintaining department accounting records, and general office management duties. This position will provide administrative support to the law school’s development officers and will report to the law school Director of Development.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents;


• An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology;


• Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.

College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated customer service skills with clients and external constituency.

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Advanced experience with Microsoft Office software suite, including the ability to format, filter, and use basic formulas within Excel; proficient with computer graphics database applications.

• Discretion and ability to interact with high-level donors; the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.

• Strong communication skills, independent judgment, and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

• Ability to set priorities, take initiative, be proactive and follow-up, and manage diverse responsibilities and multiple tasks.

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

• Excellent attention to detail and writing, editing, and proofing skills.

• Self-motivated, punctual and reliable, organized and flexible.

• Ability to work in a team environment with distractions.

• Strong analytical and creative abilities.

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 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.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised:22 May 2019Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:05 Jul 2019Pacific Daylight Time