SOJC Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator job now posted; priority deadline Feb. 22

Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator
Journalism and Communication

Posting: 16006
Location: Portland
Closes: Open Until Filled

Title:  Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator

Unit:  School of Journalism and Communication

Term:  1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)

Salary:  $45,000 to $65,000 based on education and experience

Review date:  Applicant review begins immediately after the priority deadline of Monday, February 22.  This search is open until filled.

Start date:  As soon as possible


The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator. This Officer of Administration position is a fixed-term appointment for one year with annual renewals.

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication seeks a colleague with a deep interest in supporting and enhancing scholastic journalism in the state of Oregon and building closer ties between the SOJC and Oregon high schools. The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to scholastic journalism; strong organizational and relational skills; experience in teaching, advising, mentoring and/or recruiting students in an academic or professional setting; strong skills in writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking; a deep commitment to building diverse learning and working communities; and a vision for advancing journalism education and building student recruitment across the state and nationally.  An advanced degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred.

Job responsibilities include:

  • organizing and staffing the annual Fall Press Day on the University of Oregon campus
  • maintaining collaboration with NWSP and OJEA
  • building recruitment-oriented relationships to strengthen the SOJC’s connection to Oregon high schools, with special emphasis on increasing the diversity of the SOJC student body
  • overseeing programs that bring SOJC faculty and students into high schools to support student publications
  • building partnerships with media organizations
  • creating workshops for high school students and advisers
  • organizing recruiting visits to Oregon high schools
  • organizing and staffing recruitment booths at high school journalism conventions
  • serving as the executive director of the Northwest Scholastic Press Association and supporting the operation of the Oregon Journalism Education Association
  • managing NWSP’s budget
  • assisting with organizing statewide workshops and awards.

The Coordinator will be expected to seek grant funding for new and existing initiatives.  The position will be based at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center of the University of Oregon in Portland.  The Coordinator will report to the Executive Director of the Turnbull Center.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in teaching, advising, mentoring, and/or recruiting students in an academic or professional setting.

Professional Competencies

  • Exhibit high level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive, welcoming environment; ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Be self motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work individual and part of a high functioning team.
  • Must have the ability to travel locally and regionally as well as work evenings and weekends (as needed).

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience building scholastic journalism programs.
  • Experience in event planning and/or public speaking.
  • Fundraising and/or grant-writing experience.

The finalist for this position is required to complete a criminal background check.

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, please submit applicant materials by Monday, February 22 at 5:00pm.  However, the position is open until filled.  Each applicant must submit:

  1. An introductory letter of application
  2. A resume of educational and professional work experience that includes dates of employment
  3. A list of three current references and their contact information

Submit materials as one document in pdf format to:

[email protected]

(Please write your name in the email subject field.)

Or mail to:

Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator
School of Journalism & Communication
1275 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1275

The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

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.

UO is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment at this institution. UO does not tolerate any type of prohibited discrimination in any of its programs or activities, including employment. Further, it is required by Title IX and other applicable laws not to discriminate on the basis of sex. Questions regarding prohibited discrimination, including questions regarding Title IX, may be referred to the University of Oregon’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights. Title IX Coordinator Penny Daugherty, at 541-346-3123 and [email protected], located at 677 E. 12th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403. U.S. Department of Education, Western Region, Office for Civil Rights, at 206-607-1600 and [email protected].