Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8

Department:

UESS - Office of Academic Advising

Institution:

University of Oregon

Date Posted:

Dec 7 2022 3:12PM

Close Date:

Feb 5 2023
 

Position Description

Academic Advisor
Job no: 530778
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support
Department: UESS - Office of Academic Advising
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starting at $50,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Positions available: 3
Application Review Begins January 3 , 2023; positions open until filled 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. Additionally, please highlight professional or other experiences that speak to your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers 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. Focused on ensuring student success, retention and completion, the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) serves as the central campus academic advising resource. OAA is comprised of professional advisors that provide coordinated coaching and support that is student-centered, caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware. Advisors collaborate with students to help them achieve their academic potential, participate in relevant learning and research opportunities, and reach their professional goals. OAA assists students in making a smooth transition to the university and provides wrap around advising services to undergraduate students in a variety of scenarios (exploring, transfer, students in distress, academic/financial concerns, and first-year). The OAA team works in a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office setting. Each year, OAA sees students, representing diverse academic interests, abilities, and cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. OAA also offers outreach and training to faculty and department advisors, coordinates advising at all orientation events, and supports implementation of advising policy across campus. Position Summary Academic advisors help students make a smooth transition into the university, understand general education curriculum in light of an increasingly global environment, set academic goals, and address academic concerns. Advisors work with undecided students exploring majors and students in academic distress. Outreach activities include advising presentations and programming in the residence halls, across campus, and Oregon community colleges. Advisors in Academic Advising work with departmental partners across campus to promote the mission of the University of Oregon, foster academic achievement, and provide guidance and support as students make thoughtful educational choices. Advisors must be culturally competent and able to work with first generation, low income, underrepresented, international, transfers, re-entry, and students in crisis or scholastic difficulty. Advisors must be culturally competent and able to work with first generation, low income, underrepresented, international, transfers, re-entry, and students in crisis or scholastic difficulty. Advisors demonstrate respect for all individuals and welcome diversity among students and colleagues. Advisors work in a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office setting delivering advising services on a year-round basis in small and large settings. Advisors report to the Associate Director of OAA. Advisors must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming 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.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree.
• Two years' experience providing advising or counseling in education, counseling, social work/behavioral support, or college/university environment.

Professional Competencies
• A broad working knowledge of student development principles.
• Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low-socioeconomic, first generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).
• Effective 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.
• Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
• Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.
• Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications
• A master's degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership or related area.
• Three years' experience providing advising or counseling in education or college/university environment.
• Knowledge of University and/or community resources to assist individuals in meeting mental/physical health, financial, academic, and other basic needs.

FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry. University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at mailto:uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the http://studentlife.uoregon.edu/nondiscrimination. In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report. To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3698258

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Duties

Academic advisors help students make a smooth transition into the university, understand general education curriculum in light of an increasingly global environment, set academic goals, and address academic concerns. Advisors work with undecided students exploring majors and students in academic distress. Outreach activities include advising presentations and programming in the residence halls, across campus, and Oregon community colleges. Advisors in Academic Advising work with departmental partners across campus to promote the mission of the University of Oregon, foster academic achievement, and provide guidance and support as students make thoughtful educational choices. Advisors must be culturally competent and able to work with first generation, low income, underrepresented, international, transfers, re-entry, and students in crisis or scholastic difficulty.

Application Process

To apply please visit https://apptrkr.com/3698258

Institution Information

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. The UO is one of just two Pacific Northwest members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

HR

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree.
• Two years' experience providing advising or counseling in education, counseling, social work/behavioral support, or college/university environmen

Preferred Qualifications

• A master's degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership or related area.
• Three years' experience providing advising or counseling in education or college/university environment.
• Knowledge of University and/or community resources to assist individuals in meeting mental/physical health, financial, academic, and other basic needs.