Job Positions

Head Advisor/Job# C16925

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Business


Oregon State University - Corvallis

Date Posted:

Feb 19 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

March 6 for Full Consideration; Final Closing date March 13, 2020

Position Description

The College of Business is seeking a Head Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This position supports the primary mission of the University, College of Business (COB) and Academic Programs. The individual holding the position serves as the Head Academic Advisor and assists undergraduate students, and the College, with a full range of support including orientation, academic program planning, course selection, and registration. This support is provided to both students inside and outside the College of Business. The Head Advisor is also responsible for close collaboration with other University departments regarding academic courses that support degree programs. The Head Advisor works with the COB Student Engagement team in college recruiting efforts and participates in various University and College-sponsored orientations and events. The Head Advisor works with the student information systems and various data files and sources. The Head Advisor keeps abreast of University and College policies and procedures and rules and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements. This information must then be shared with the advisors and other relevant constituents in the College. The Head Advisor assumes leadership roles that support academic programs and special projects.


40% Administration: Responsible for providing oversight for various undergraduate student services, programs and processes provided by College of Business Advising. Such programs and processes include, but are not limited to, graduation audits, COB petitions, International Exchange, notifications/communications to students, Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP), course articulation, athlete audits, catalog edits, College Student Awards, INTO OSU transitions, orientation, student progress monitoring and retention.

25% Supervisory/Lead work: Manages COB Advising personnel, which includes full-time professional academic advisors, as well as several student employees. Responsible for ensuring proper hiring, training, motivating, and disciplining of office employees. Writes annual performance evaluations for advisors in the office. Works in collaboration with Human Resources and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Development regarding efforts to resolve any personnel challenges. Makes professional development and goal decisions with employees.

10% Direct Advising: The Head Advisor will support regular academic advising activities and perform individual advising during heavy advising periods (e.g. priority registration, first day of term, new student orientations) as necessary. Individual advising may also occur for student cases which require the authority of the head advisor (e.g. students wanting to challenge a policy). 10% College International Exchange: Provide leadership for administration of COB Exchange programs. 10% Collaboration: Work with other units within the College and across campus which directly affect the COB Advising Office. Such offices include but are not limited to COB Student Engagement, COB Marketing & Communication, COB Career Success Center, OSU International Programs, OSU Admissions, and the Registrar’s Office. This also includes serving on various committees to represent Academic Advising in the COB.

5% – Support Academic Programs: Coordinate with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Development, School Heads and the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean to manage term course enrollment and waitlists.

Application Process

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) Resume 2) Cover letter which specifically discusses your interest in the position
• Ensure your cover letter and/or resume indicate how you meet the required and preferred (if applicable) qualifications, providing examples when appropriate. 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 (your references will not be contacted without prior notice and your approval).

Institution Information

Additional Information

OSU Jobs site:

Contact Information

Brenda Sallee at


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in any field. Five years of full-time, professional experience as a higher education academic advisor. Two years supervisory experience (supervisory experience need not be in Academic Advising) Demonstrated actions which illustrate a commitment to and promotion of diversity and equity. Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of successful collaboration across various units or teams. Ability to successfully manage several tasks and deadlines. Demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to make difficult decisions with reasoned judgment in accordance with institutional policies and standards. Skilled using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or similar programs). Ability to work successfully in environment of ambiguity and change. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of others, including senior management, direct subordinates, and students. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in any field. Skilled using student information systems and technology, such as, but not limited to EllucianBanner and DegreeWorks degree audit system. Experience working with and successfully supporting diverse populations, such as different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and preferences, abilities, veterans statuses, and socioeconomic levels. Bachelor’s degree in business related field