The Office of Parent and Family Programs strives to build a foundation of parent education and engagement through communications, events, building community, and one-on-one support. The University of Oregon understands that students are more successful when their parents or family members are appropriately informed and involved. Parent and Family Programs supports our Parent and Family Association (PFA), the PFA leadership team, development efforts, and the Parents Leadership Council (PLC).
The office is comprised of a two professional staff and several student employees. Key partnerships for Parent and Family Programs includes the Division of Student Life, Office of Admissions, Student Orientation Programs, the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Division of Student Life Office of Major Student Events, Student Services and Enrollment Management Strategic Communications and Marketing, Annual Philanthropy, and University Advancement.
The Assistant Director of Parent and Family Programs works closely with the Director of Parent and Family Programs to build a strategic vision for the office and for aligning day-to-day operations, programmatic activities and resource investments with those goals. This assistant director is charged with building the outreach infrastructure, creating intentional opportunities for on-campus engagement, and fostering involvement activities. The successful candidate must be a masterful communicator who will build cross-institutional partnerships for the benefit of our families.
Professional experience successfully working with or in support of parents and families in an educational environment
Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
The person in this position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends and be available to travel to fulfill special projects and events