Interim Student Recruiter and Advisor

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
October 26, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications will include a cover letter and resume.

Department Summary
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.

Position Summary
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.

    Minimum Requirements
  • 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 professional experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • 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 success.
  • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 audiences.
  • At least one year of academic advising and/or career counseling experience.
  • Prior work and understanding of diversity, inclusion, or equity initiatives.
  • 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

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