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Assistant Director for College and Career Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1


UESS Tykeson College and Career Advising


University of Oregon

Date Posted:

Oct 25 2021 11:11AM

Close Date:

Dec 24 2021

Position Description

Assistant Director for College and Career Advising
Job no: 528357
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional
Department: UESS Tykeson College and Career Advising
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing Salary: $59,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0 Application Review Begins November 3, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
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. In your cover letter, please expand on how you have addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in formal and informal leadership roles.
• The names and contact information for at least three professional references.

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. The College of Arts and Sciences has nearly 50 departments and programs, spanning the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, and comprises about two-thirds of all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate majors on campus.

Position Summary
At the University of Oregon, Academic and Career Advisors collaborate with students to help them achieve their personal goals, academic potential, and professional success. Our coordinated approach to advising strives to be student-centered, caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware. Advisors specialize in one of six thematic collections of majors called “Flight Paths” which are designed to better advise and communicate to students the many academic and career paths available at the University of Oregon. As part of the Tykeson College and Career Advising Leadership Team, the Assistant Directors of College and Career Advising in Tykeson Hall oversee their assigned Flight Path units and supervise 7-8 Advisors. In close collaboration with the College and Career Advising Director, the Assistant Directors will also work with departmental, program, and advising leaders to implement a new framework for integrated academic and career advising, develop strong referral practices, and promote dissemination of information and advising practices. The Assistant Directors also work alongside their Advisors to provide integrated academic and career advising, services, and activities to assist students with academic and/or career planning. Assistant Directors must be able to work with first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. They must be skilled in addressing the needs of re-entry students, students in crisis, and students experiencing scholastic difficulty. Assistant Directors must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, accessible, 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
• Master's degree or an equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education.
• Three years of experience in advising, career counseling, or teaching in a college/university environment.
• One year of experience supervising professional or student staff (including recruitment, training, and performance management) or leading teams or projects.
• One year of leadership experience related to program coordination and management.
• Experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success.

Professional Competencies
• A broad working knowledge of student development principles.
• Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. low socioeconomic status, first-generation, students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals).
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including personal growth and development and contributions to institutional/organizational change.
• Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and assess specialized advising programs/services.
• Ability to use data and professional literature to guide practice.
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong evidence of ability to set operational goals from strategic plans.
• Demonstrated 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.
• Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative and move forward resolving issues, problems, or situations; ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
• Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations using proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar).
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively, and build partnerships, with diverse internal and external constituencies.
• Ability to interpret and work within university policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
• A master's degree in education, counseling, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership, or related field.
• Experience in supervision/leadership of special projects, project teams, staff, and/or students.
• Experience in program coordination and development in a college/university environment.

FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry. 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
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