Job Positions

526123/Career & Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


School of Journalism and Communication


University of Oregon

Date Posted:

Feb 23 2021 10:57AM

Close Date:

Mar 14 2021

Position Description

Full posting here:

Position Summary
This position provides integrated career and academic advising for current and prospective undergraduate majors and minors in the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), within a team setting that comprises other professional advisors. It reports to the Director of Student Services but also receives training and additional project assignment and supervision from the Associate and Assistant Directors in the unit. Administrative and programming duties may include coordinating with faculty directors/advisors on academic and career programming (e.g. Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism, SOJC Honors Program, etc.) and/or facilitating unit-initiated services and programs (e.g. workshops, social media, etc.). As the school concentrates on maintaining and exceeding its high recruitment and retention rates, this position will support the unit’s leadership in both internal and campus-wide career and academic advising initiatives and recruiting events.


Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to address the needs of undergraduate students.
• Strong organizational, written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong customer-service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
• Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.

Application Process

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
1. A resume
2. A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
3. The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
4. Responses to the following supplemental questions (500 words or less):
• A common occurrence in a college setting: a second-year student is interested in something (a major, a program, etc.) “because my friends are in it and what they are doing seems cool.” Please describe your experience advising a college student who was new to your unit/program. What were your goals for the appointment?
• A junior comes into your office for a 10-minute drop-in appointment and confesses they are very nervous about looking for an internship. The student states they are “open to anything” but doesn’t know where to begin. Tell us about your experience engaging students in an exploration process. What strategies have you used (or might use) to meet the students' needs in such a limited time?

Institution Information

Department Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,500 undergraduates and 100 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school contributes courses to the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and International Studies, and interdisciplinary minors in Art & Technology and Native American Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 130 individuals as faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees as well as over 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Sally Garner, Director of Student Services 541-346-0117


Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in student services, counseling, or a related field
• Six months of experience providing academic or career advising for students from diverse backgrounds in a college/university setting and facilitating student services programming. OR
• Bachelor’s degree AND two years’ experience providing academic or career advising in college/university setting.
• Six additional months of experience advising students from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse academic interests and abilities and facilitating student services programming.

Preferred Qualifications

 • Master's degree
• Advising experience in an integrated academic and career office in a college/university setting.
• Advising experience in a professional school/within an academic unit.
• Experience in utilizing technology for advising purposes (e.g. podcasts, social media platforms, Linkedin).
• Demonstrated awareness of the CAS Standards that pertain to academic and/or career advising.
• Proficiency in a second language for use in outreach and retention programming.