Job Positions

Academic Advisor/C13186

Categories: Northwest Region 8

Department:

University Exploratory Studies Program

Institution:

Oregon State University - Corvallis

Date Posted:

Nov 6 2020 3:59PM

Close Date:

2020-11-23
 

Position Description

The University Exploratory Studies Program is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. The University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is the academic home at Oregon State University for undecided/exploratory students who have chosen to explore major options before declaring. UESP is part of the Office of the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs. The Consultant-Academic Advisor provides direct academic and career exploration advising to students in UESP, including monitoring students’ progress towards choosing an academic major and maintaining appropriate program records and resource materials. The Consultant-Academic Advisor will assume primary responsibility for advising UESP Ecampus students and will also support the UESP Outreach and Instruction Coordinator with programs and projects related to our classroom offerings, First-Year student transitions and experience, and prospective student and family outreach. The Consultant-Academic Advisor reports to the Director of UESP and will work to uphold the mission and vision of the program.

Duties

85% — PROVIDE DIRECT ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICE AND MAJOR EXPLORATION GUIDANCE TO OSU ON-CAMPUS AND E-CAMPUS UNDERGRADUATES:
• Serve as a referral agent for students needing services beyond academic advising.
• Maintain professional standards of practice through participation and involvement in continuing education and professional development activities.
• Maintain up-to-date files and records, as well as written reports and job-related data at the request of the Director.
• As needed, assist with instruction of Academic Learning Services (ALS) 114 Career Decision Making and/or 191 UESP Student Transitions.

10% -REPRESENT UESP AT VARIOUS RECRUITMENT AND ORIENTATION EVENTS SUCH AS
• Fall Preview, Beaver Open House, START, and CONNECT.
• Meet individually with prospective OSU students.
• Assist with other UESP outreach as needed.
• Help with marketing and promotion of UESP.
• Other duties as assigned.

5% – EXPAND AND ENHANCE CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS IN UESP, THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, AND THE UNIVERSITY

Application Process

To submit an application for this position, please see the official posting at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/95498

Institution Information

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We are one of two universities in U.S. to hold land, sea, space, and sun grant designations. We offer 200+ degree programs and are home to nearly 33,000 students across our physical campuses in Corvallis and Bend, our centers in Newport and Portland, and the award-winning online degree programs through our Ecampus.

Additional Information

Oregon State University 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. 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

Please additional information please contact: Kerry Kincanon by email at Kerry.Kincanon@oregonstate.edu.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualifications

Masters degree in College Student Services Administration, Counseling, Academic Advising, Higher Education Administration, or related field. Understanding of student development theory and global best practices in academic advising and support. Demonstrated experience in either academic advising and/or academic support of undergraduate students. Demonstrated multicultural/cross-cultural competency and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to prioritize competing demands. Experience working in some capacity with online/distance education and/or student pursuing distance education. Experience teaching in a higher education setting. Experience in administering career interest and preference assessments (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Focus 2 Assessments) in a group or individual setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills.