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Thank you for your interest in joining the UO PRSSA executive board for the 2018-19 academic year! Descriptions for the open positions are available below. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button under the position you’re interested in to complete the online application and send a resume and cover letter to prssa@uoregon.edu by May 12. Cover letters should address:

• Why you are interested in the position
• Relevant experience that prepares you for the position
• Past involvement with UO PRSSA
• Anything that makes you a uniquely good fit for the position
• Top two preferred positions on the board, ranked first and second

As mentioned, applications are open until May 12, on which date all application materials (online application, resume and cover letter) must be received by UO PRSSA. Applicants will be notified by May 21 about their application status, including scheduling finalists’ interviews for May 23-24. Official 2018-19 board announcement will be made on May 30 at the End of Year Celebration.

We welcome students of all majors and backgrounds to apply. Any questions about the application process can be directed to Lily Gordon at gordon.lilym@gmail.com.

Open Positions 

 

Vice President

The vice president serves as a liaison between PRSA and PRSSA, which means attending monthly PRSA meetings, organizing networking events with relevant professionals and managing the chapter’s mentorship programs. Additionally, the VP will oversee all student recruitment efforts on campus. Student recruitment may entail creation of collateral material, announcements in relevant classes and outreach at orientation events for incoming students. The VP serves a special supporting role for the chapter president and should be prepared to direct chapter operations in the president’s absence.

This position is a full, academic year commitment beginning June 2018 with on-campus requirements starting in fall term 2018. Students who will be absent for fall, winter or spring terms for whatever reason (study abroad, graduating early, etc.) are not eligible.

UO PRSSA welcomes and encourages involved, motivated students to apply. Commitment to this position, however, exempts students from a secondary, major leadership role in a student group. For example, a student may hold a position on the UO PRSSA executive board and simultaneously be an Account Executive for Allen Hall Public Relations, but not an Account Supervisor or a role on the management team.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Abide by, enforce and support the chapter’s constitution, national bylaws and ASUO rules and regulations, Organize and implement the chapter’s peer and professional mentorship programs
  • Coordinate UO PRSSA Professional Development Tours, which have included Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles in past years
  • Generally assist the president with the management and supervision of the executive board and internal committees
  • Serve as liaison between PRSA and PRSSA
  • Organize networking events with PRSA members and professionals in the community
  • Assist the president and SOJC Advising Office with the production of Portland Paddle
  • Manage chapter recruitment efforts, including creation of collateral, class announcements and outreach at first year student seminars/orientations
  • Attend all chapter and executive board meetings, major chapter events, an executive board retreat, Professional Development Tours and participate in the mentorship program

 

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Finance Director

The finance director oversees the UO PRSSA budget for the academic year. Position duties include drafting a budget, collaborating with the SOJC and ASUO Finance Offices, monitoring all chapter spending, collecting dues twice per academic year and promoting the benefits of becoming a dues-paying member to potential UO PRSSA members. The finance director, in collaboration with the chapter president, will coordinate the executive board’s attendance at PRSSA National Conference, including travel, hotel and other financial arrangements. The finance director is also responsible for attending all ASUO program meetings throughout the school year, and should actively pursue additional funding opportunities for the chapter such as additional funding from ASUO surplus.

This position is a full, academic year commitment beginning June 2018 with on-campus requirements starting in fall term 2018. Students who will be absent for fall, winter or spring terms for whatever reason (study abroad, graduating early, etc.) are not eligible.

UO PRSSA welcomes and encourages involved, motivated students to apply. Commitment to this position, however, exempts students from a secondary, major leadership role in a student group. For example, a student may hold a position on the UO PRSSA executive board and simultaneously be an Account Executive for Allen Hall Public Relations, but not an Account Supervisor or a role on the management team.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Abide by, enforce and support the chapter’s constitution, national bylaws and ASUO rules and regulations
  • Serve as the fiscal officer for the chapter, maintaining accurate financial records of all disbursements and receipts and maintaining the fiscal integrity of the UO PRSSA
  • Authorize expenditures consistent with the approved budget
  • Manage the chapter budget including financing of events, committees and other activities/fundraisers
  • Advise the president on financial matters pertinent to the chapter, UO SOJC and student body
  • Collect dues and promote dues-paying membership benefits
  • Assist chapter president in planning attendance and relating logistics for chapter members to national conference
  • Research ways UO PRSSA can increase income through grant research and writing
  • Actively plan campus-wide events that will benefit the overall income of the chapter
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the president, the chapter, or faculty advisor
  • Attend all chapter and executive board meetings, major chapter events, an executive board retreat, Professional Development Tours and participate in the mentorship program

 

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Communications Director

The communications director oversees the UO PRSSA digital presence including its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and WordPress blog. Management of multiple social media platforms requires that the communications director commit time each day to the assigned duties. This entails overseeing a committee of students who will produce content, design the layout and conduct outreach, as well as creating and distributing weekly email blasts to UO PRSSA membership.

This position is a full, academic year commitment beginning June 2018 with on-campus requirements starting in fall term 2018. Students who will be absent for fall, winter or spring terms for whatever reason (study abroad, graduating early, etc.) are not eligible.

UO PRSSA welcomes and encourages involved, motivated students to apply. Commitment to this position, however, exempts students from a secondary, major leadership role in a student group. For example, a student may hold a position on the UO PRSSA executive board and simultaneously be an Account Executive for Allen Hall Public Relations, but not an Account Supervisor or a role on the management team.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Abide by, enforce and support the chapter’s constitution, national bylaws and ASUO rules and regulations
  • Serve as manager of the chapter’s website, maintaining all relevant information to the chapter
  • Manage the chapter’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and WordPress blog
  • Arrange for photography at all chapter events and activities as well as videography when appropriate
  • Document all media placement
  • Oversee the communications committee, including the hiring process
  • Send weekly email blasts regarding upcoming events and opportunities to membership
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the president, the chapter or faculty advisor
  • Attend all chapter and executive board meetings, major chapter events, an executive board retreat, Professional Development Tours and participate in the mentorship program

 

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Events Director

The events director is responsible for chapter events, which include fundraisers, campus-wide events and awareness campaigns. Events coordinated by the events director are focused on increasing revenue and awareness of UO PRSSA. Fundraising events include, but are not limited to, Ducks Love Dogs biannually, Professional Development Workshops at least once a term, Finals Grams during Dead Week of each term, restaurant fundraisers, chapter outings and the End of Year Celebration in June. The events director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of scheduling campus spaces through ASUO and SOJC as well as identifying new fundraising opportunities and improving upon previous fundraising activities and events.

This position is a full, academic year commitment beginning June 2018 with on-campus requirements starting in fall term 2018. Students who will be absent for fall, winter or spring terms for whatever reason (study abroad, graduating early, etc.) are not eligible.

UO PRSSA welcomes and encourages involved, motivated students to apply. Commitment to this position, however, exempts students from a secondary, major leadership role in a student group. For example, a student may hold a position on the UO PRSSA executive board and simultaneously be an Account Executive for Allen Hall Public Relations, but not an Account Supervisor or a role on the management team.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Abide by, enforce and support the chapter’s constitution, national bylaws and ASUO rules and regulations
  • Organize and execute all major chapter events and workshops
  • Foster positive relationships with applicable partners, including SOJC stakeholders, ASUO Financial Controllers, the UO Ticketing Office, UO Events and Scheduling, other campus groups, community partners and professionals  
  • Fine-tune recurring events and ideate new ones focused on fundraising and driving awareness of the chapter to relevant publics
  • Oversee the events committee, including the hiring process
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the president, the chapter, or faculty advisor
  • Attend all chapter and executive board meetings, major chapter events, an executive board retreat, Professional Development Tours and participate in the mentorship program

 

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