Job Positions

Head Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Education


Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Mar 3 2021 10:35AM

Close Date:

Mar 31 2021

Position Description

The College of Education at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Head Academic Advisor position. This position provides clear and comprehensive support for students during the pre-application and mid-program stages of their academic and career planning, and serves as an advocate for the College of Education, teacher education, diversity and inclusion, and social justice. The incumbent directs academic advising activities and leads undergraduate outreach and recruitment efforts on behalf of the College of Education.


70% Advising:
• Advise students on academic requirements and procedures associated with College of Education undergraduate programs. Orient students to resources on campus and in the community.
• Review and update options and content mastery forms in partnership with advisors across campus and faculty.
• Evaluate and make recommendations on petitions and amendments to student’s program of study.
• Complete graduation audits and communicate with students about graduation criteria and events.
• Monitor academic progress toward graduation and maintain student files and records.
• Evaluate transfer transcripts for equivalences.
• Develop and sustain partnerships with community college advisors and other OSU advisors.
• Lead and facilitate the College of Ed presence at University wide events such as START, Beaver Open House, Orange and Black Days, etc.

20% Outreach, Recruitment and Retention:
• Design, conduct, and participate in outreach, recruitment, and retention activities.
• Work to increase enrollment and program completion for educator candidates from federally-recognized minority groups and educator candidates in state-designated high-needs areas.
• Pursue scholarship opportunities and support student applications.
• Co-design promotional materials.
• Develop and facilitate presentations to share college programs and opportunities.
• Engage with College and University faculty and administration, as well as community partners, to create a more diverse pipeline of educator candidates.

10% Service:
• Represent College on University advising committees and serve as liaison for advisors from other colleges.
• Supervise the Student Ambassador program.
• Supervise the Academic Advisor

Application Process

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Institution Information

The College of Education contributes to major national dialogues concerning research and the promotion of social justice in (1) the success of English language learners of all ages; (2) developmentally appropriate pedagogy for all ages; (3) learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics inside and outside of school; (4) the preparation of mental health and school counselors; (5) adult and higher education leadership. We develop change agents in the form of formal and informal educators, counselors, and leaders. These change agents identify issues and act towards social justice and the full-development of human potential and society. We are part of the Division of Arts and Sciences supporting the campus-wide goal to provide transformational educational experiences. Our work seeks to extend and update the historic democratic mission of public education: to prepare all citizens across their lifetime for full participation in a culturally diverse and technical world. This position, along with all positions within the College of Education, is directly responsible to advance the mission of the College. For more information about the College of Education, please visit

Additional 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.

Contact Information

All materials must be submitted online. Contact Jennifer Bachman 541-737-1819 for more information.


Required Qualifications

Earned Bachelor’s Degree. Previous experience in student advising or in efforts related to student recruitment, outreach, engagement, counseling, or persistence/retention/promotion for student success. A commitment to diversity and inclusion. Experience working directly with students in K-12 or higher education. Experience working with technology for teaching, communications, and/or record-keeping. Experience collaborating with professional colleagues toward a common goal. 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

A Master’s degree in education or related field (i.e. counseling, advising, college student services, liberal arts, etc.) Previous experience in teacher education and/or previous K-12 teaching or counseling experience. Previous experience recruiting diverse students and/or bilingual Spanish/English speaking students. Public speaking and social media experience.