Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Business


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Apr 6 2021 2:10PM

Close Date:

Apr 23 2021

Position Description

The College of Business is seeking a Academic Advisor. This is a full-time-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The position supports the primary mission of the University, College of Business (COB), and Academic Services. The individual holding the position serves as an Academic Advisor and assists undergraduate students with a full range of support including orientation, academic program planning, course selection, registration, experiential learning, and career planning. The Academic Advisor monitors student progress, and suggests and implements corrective actions when students encounter academic difficulties. The Academic Advisor coordinates with other University departments regarding undergraduate academic courses that support degree programs. The Academic Advisor also works with the student information system and various data files and sources, and prepares a wide variety of reports using multiple databases and spreadsheets. The Academic Advisor keeps abreast of University and College policies and procedures, and rules and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements. The Academic Advisor also assumes leadership roles that support academic programs and special projects managed by the COB Advising Office. COB Academic Advisors work with students pursuing degrees in the areas of business and design, and may assist students studying on-campus, online, at the Portland (PDX) center, and the Cascades Campus (located in Bend).


Provide academic advising to College of Business prospective, incoming, and continuing students including those pursuing degrees in Design and Business. Monitor progress of approximately 375 College of Business students and 100 non-business and non-design students. Enforce university and college academic standards. Suggest corrective strategies and actions when necessary. Assist students and collaborate with faculty with academic program planning, course selection and sequencing, major/minor application requirements, and registration issues. Provide guidance to undergraduate students regarding experiential opportunities and student success strategies. Meet with first-year students on academic warning and academic probation and conduct outreach as required. Articulate transfer courses and evaluate transfer credits as needed for major, minor, certificate, and Baccalaureate Core requirements in conjunction with program directors. Offer referrals when appropriate. Create and/or present student workshops as needed. Work with COB Orientation Program (START) coordinator to deliver START presentations to new admits. Maintain accurate notes and records of student progress in files and MyDegrees. Enter exceptions into MyDegrees for advisees. Conduct graduation audits quarterly for undergraduate programs, including proper notification to students and Registrar’s Office.

Program and project assignments will be made by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Development or by the Head Advisor. Assignments will support activities managed by the COB Advising Office or COB Student Engagement Team, which may include retention, student support, experiential learning opportunities, financial aid, curriculum, orientation, recruitment, and tutoring services.

Engage in ongoing training and professional development opportunities to improve individual advising practices and programs/projects managed by the COB Advising Office. Examples include attending workshops, webinars, and conferences, participating on institutional committees, and mentorship.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 23, 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. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter.
*Ensure your cover letter and/or resume indicate how you meet the required and preferred (if applicable) qualifications, providing examples when appropriate.
• The anticipated starting salary will be $48,000-$53,000. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Institution Information

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.

Additional Information

Contact Information

For additional information please contact: Kyle Ross (541) 737-3150


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. One year of professional experience in a role related to or comparable with student services. Strong motivation to promote student success. Demonstrated professionalism in working with and supporting diverse populations, such as different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and preferences, abilities, veterans statuses, and socioeconomic levels. Demonstrated professional oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work with multiple computer applications and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets, and databases. Keen attention to detail. Demonstrated collaborative skills in multi-office projects. Ability to adapt to ambiguity and a rapidly-changing environment, including technology. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution; OR a Master’s degree in progress from an accredited institution. Experience with student information systems and degree auditing systems, such as Banner and DegreeWorks. Experience with participating in and/or supporting initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy. One year, full-time professional experience as an academic advisor in a higher education setting.