Job Positions

Academic Advisor/C11629

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

May 14 2021 7:46PM

Close Date:

May 31 2021

Position Description

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will review application materials and advise undergraduate Fisheries and Wildlife majors primarily enrolled through Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Ecampus.


Important aspects of the work include developmental advising, departmental program support, participating in student success initiatives, and responding to inquiries from prospective undergraduate students. All duties include working with diverse student populations, including ethnic minorities, older than average students, students with disabilities, and those enrolled from remote areas, some of which are outside the U.S. Important aspects of the work include developmental advising, attention to detail, and frequent contact with other units at the University.

Application Process

For full position announcement with required and preferred qualifications and application materials go to: Applications due for full consideration 05/31/2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

Institution Information

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Additional Information

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife or a related STEM discipline (e.g., Biology, Natural Resources, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology); experience in student advising, counseling, mentoring, or administering student services at the college or university level; ability to work occasional nights and weekends to meet the schedule constraints of Ecampus students; competency with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Access, and Excel as well as with use of web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox; excellent written and verbal communication skills including video conferencing and telephone skills; experience in organizing programs, preparing academic materials, and managing databases; demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member; strong interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators; competency working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife or related field or Master’s degree in College Administration, Education or Counseling; direct experience in academic advising and teaching at the college or university level; work experience in Fisheries and Wildlife or a STEM discipline; experience working with Ecampus students or students enrolled in another distance program; and skills in communication technologies such as Skype, Zoom, etc.