Job Positions

526034/Academic and Career Programming Coordinator

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Tykeson College and Career Advising


University of Oregon

Date Posted:

Jan 29 2021 8:13PM

Close Date:

Feb 15 2021

Position Description

Position Summary
At the University of Oregon, Academic and Career Advisors collaborate with students to help them achieve their personal goals, academic potential, and professional success. Our coordinated approach to advising strives to be student-centered, caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware. Advisors specialize in one of six thematic collections of majors called “Flight Paths” which are designed to better advise and communicate to students the many academic and career paths available at the University of Oregon. Under the supervision of the College and Career Advising Associate Director, the Academic and Career Programming Coordinator in Tykeson Hall serves as an administrative leader on the team to coordinate specialized and strategic academic and career advising programming for the six flight paths. The coordinator also works alongside academic and career advisors to provide integrated academic and career advising, services, and activities to assist students with academic and/or career planning. Tykeson Advisors and Coordinators are cross-trained to advise students who are at various stages in their academic career, from an integrated first-year experience to major and career exploration and selection. Advisors are focused on promoting student success, retention, and completion. They use tools and resources to gain general knowledge of UO majors, and also specialize in a Flight Path to better counsel students and provide information about the many academic and professional options available that are consistent with their interests, abilities, and passions. Advisors will help students develop academic and career plans and goals, and leverage available resources to achieve academic success. They work in a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office setting delivering advising services on a year-round basis in both one-on-one and group settings. In collaboration with the Director for College and Career Advising and the Associate Director, Coordinators will also work with departmental, program, and advising leaders to implement a new framework for integrated academic and career advising, develop strong referral practices, and promote the dissemination of information and advising practices. Coordinators must be able to work with first-generation, low income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. They must be skilled in addressing the needs of re-entry students, students in crisis, and students experiencing scholastic difficulty. Coordinators must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Salary: $50,000-55,000


Professional Competencies
• A broad working knowledge of student development principles.
• Ability to develop, implement, and assess specialized advising programs/services.
• Ability to use data and professional literature to guide practice.
• Understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to set operational goals from strategic plans.
• High-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail-oriented and time-sensitive environment.
• Ability to attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks.
• Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.
• Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar). Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations.
• Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
• Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

Application Process

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
• A resume
• A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
• The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
• Response to the following supplemental question (750 words or less):
Describe a time when you played a leadership role in developing and/or implementing a strategic project or program. How did you address diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work?

Institution Information

Department Summary
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

The College of Arts and Sciences has nearly 50 departments and programs, spanning the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, and comprises about two-thirds of all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate majors on campus.


Additional Information

Job no: 526034

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Four years’ experience in a college, university, counseling or similar setting providing academic advising, advising support, student services, career counseling, or counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
• A master’s degree in education, counseling, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership, or related field.
• Experience in leadership of special projects, project teams, staff, and or students.
• Experience in program coordination and development in a college/university environment.
• Ability to work effectively with stakeholders and build partnerships.
• Knowledge of university systems and structures.