Academic and Career Advisor
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.
Under the direction of the College and Career Advising Director, Advisors in Tykeson Hall will provide integrated academic and career advising, services, and activities to assist students with academic and/or career planning. 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.
Tykeson Advisors are cross-trained to advise students who are at various stages in their academic journey from an integrated first-year experience to major and career exploration and selection. Advisors are focused on ensuring student success, retention, and completion. Advisors use tools and resources to gain general knowledge of UO majors. However, each Advisor specializes in a Flight Path and its associated majors and careers in order to better counsel students and provide information about the many academic and professional options that are consistent with their interests, abilities, and passions.
Advisors will help students develop academic and career plans and goals, and leverage available resources to achieve academic success. They work in a fast-paced, drop-in, and appointment-based office setting delivering advising services on a year-round basis in both one-on-one and group settings.
Advisors 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.
Advisors 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.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Two years’ experience in a college, university, counseling or similar setting providing academic advising, advising support, student services, career counseling, or counseling.
• 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).
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
• 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.
• Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations.
• Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently.
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar). Ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
• Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
• A master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education.
• At least three years of experience providing advising or counseling in education or college/university environment.
• Experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders and build partnerships.
• Knowledge of university systems and structures.
Application Review Begins
12/14/2020; 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.
• The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
• Response to the following supplemental question (750 words or less):
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success is committed to creating an equitable learning and working environment that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you? Please explain your understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. underrepresented students of color, first-generation college students, students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds) and how you will apply that understanding to your work?
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.
Join Our Team! Tykeson College and Career Advising is seeking up to 3 Academic and Career Advisors to support students in making meaning of their life experiences, strengths, interests, and individual, family, and cultural values while considering the wide array of educational options and career possibilities. To facilitate these larger picture conversations with students, advisors in Tykeson Hall are organized by six themes called Flight Paths. The Flight Paths not only serve as an organizing framework for Tykeson College and Career Advising, but also broader First-Year Experience programming. The Flight Paths are designed to help students find an intellectual home early in their academic careers by facilitating intentional exploration of their interests, strengths, and values. The University of Oregon’s six Flight Paths are Healthy Communities, Scientific Discovery & Sustainability, Media, Arts & Expression, Global Connections, Industry, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Public Policy, Society & Identity.