Interim Student Recruiter and Advisor
Interim Student Recruiter and Advisor
Job no: 525730
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Application Review Begins
October 26, 2020; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications will include a cover letter and resume.
The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program (KCGIP) trains students in real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial or clinical research laboratory - and at the interview table. The KCGIP seeks to provide high quality, efficient instruction in market-engaged, applied science programs leading to career success after graduation. KCGIP is committed to promoting an inclusive environment, which attracts, develops, and values the talents of all individuals.
The KCGIP is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented, motivated individual to recruit and advise students who are focused on building professional opportunities in biology, chemistry, physics, and related technical sectors. All job responsibilities will connect to the successful recruitment, retention, and internship placement of students enrolled in the KCGIP.
This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage people of all backgrounds while promoting a unique career-focused graduate program. Modes of program promotion typically include face-to-face meetings, group presentations, phone conversations, and e-mail correspondence. In person activities will be substituted with remote meetings whenever possible. Additional key responsibilities will include oversight of student retention, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and working with students on developing their scientific communication skills.
This position will report to the Director of the Life Science Tracks, with additional mentorship and collaboration opportunities provided by KCGIP team members. This position will fulfill the growing need for recruitment and mentorship as the program expands and adds new tracks. The Interim Recruiter will be instrumental in managing, developing, and implementing recruitment endeavors and developing other program goals and strategic plans. Primary responsibilities will pertain to the recruitment and retention of Master's students within the KCGIP, with a focus on the Bioinformatics & Genomics Track and new programming in data science.
The Interim Recruiter should demonstrate exemplary customer service by working respectfully and collaboratively with prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, program directors, and administrators. Successful applicants should be able to work well both independently and within a team - and enjoy building relationships with students, program staff and faculty, both at the University of Oregon and external institutions.
Additional Expectations of Position:
- Ability to travel up to 30% during recruiting season
(October-December) when conditions allow.
- Ability to obtain a valid driver's license and a UO Driver's
Certification; Recruiter may occasionally provide student
transportation to recruiting events and conferences.
- A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public
relations, physical sciences or related field; OR an equivalent
combination of skills and experience.
- Two years of experience in recruitment, sales, relationship
development, customer service, workshop development, or related
- Demonstrated ability to distill and communicate information to
audiences with varying degrees of subject matter knowledge
(beginners to experts).
- Strong work ethic and self-motivated approach toward achieving
results as part of a team.
- Ability to create and implement trainings to improve the
professional and scientific communication of others.
- Ability to represent the program in a professional manner and
follow all university policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability to identify and implement best practices
for creating an inclusive community for student retention and
- Demonstrated organizational, time management, multi-tasking,
and planning capabilities.
- Computer skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office
Suite and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
- Experience giving formal presentations to groups.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Advanced degree in journalism, communications, public
relations, physical sciences or related field.
- At least three years in recruiting, sales, customer service or
similar position requiring communication to diverse
- At least one year of academic advising and/or career counseling
- Prior work and understanding of diversity, inclusion, or equity
- Experience in event planning.
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 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 email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/525730/interim-student-recruiter-and-advisor