Academic Advisor

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

Academic Advisor

Job no: 527200
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Education

Department: College of Education, Office of the Dean
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Position starts at $43,000; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 26, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, complete applications must include the following along with the online application by the review date:
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for each of the requirements, competencies, and if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting
  • A resume of your professional work experience, education, and applicable certifications

    Note you will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three professional references as part of the application process.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon (UO) College of Education (COE) is organized in four academic departments and 14 research and outreach centers. All departments include both tenure and career non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. Our faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students in the COE who will be the next generation of educational and social science leaders. A range of academic degrees and majors are offered, including communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, education studies, administrators, and research methodologists. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, and students are committed to developing and validating programs that prepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect for diversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments. The COE is currently ranked 5th among all public institutions, and 14th among all public and private institutions nationally (U.S. News and World Report, 2019). College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest ranked in the country for both research scholarship and graduate education, including the Educational Leadership, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education Programs. Faculty are dedicated to enhancing multicultural competencies, promoting social justice, and promoting education and prevention sciences and practices.

    For more information about the College of Education (COE) please visit:

    Position Summary
    The Academic Advisor provides academic advising for current and prospective undergraduate majors and minors in the College of Education (COE), within a team setting that comprises other professional advisors. This position also serves as a Program Lead in one or more of the academic program areas but has the foundational knowledge to support all COE students. The Academic Advisor helps students develop academic plans and goals, identify barriers to retention and degree completion, leverage available resources, and provide guidance and support as students pursue their academic goals and attain their degrees.

    The Academic Advisor must be culturally competent and able to work with all populations of students including first-generation, low income, underrepresented students such as international, transfer, LGBTQ, and students of color. The Academic Advisor must be skilled in addressing the needs of re-entry students, students in crisis, and students experiencing scholastic difficulty. The Academic Advisor must also demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive and equitable workplace.

    This position is integral to the delivery of program services such as orientation, registration, retention, and progression. The Academic Advisor works 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. The Academic Advisor collaborates with other faculty, officers of administration, classified staff, and student employees to support COE undergraduate student advising needs. This position works externally in close cooperation with other support services on campus: Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Registrar's Office, Admissions, Financial Aid, International Affairs, and departmental offices. The Academic Advisor position reports to the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and may receive training and additional project assignments from the Academic Program Director(s) for which the Academic Advisor serves as a Program Lead.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of experience in high school, college, university, counseling, or similar setting providing academic advising, advising support, student services, career counseling, or counseling

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse students, including first-generation, underrepresented, students of color, LGBTQ, non-traditional, disadvantaged, and under-prepared individuals, as well as demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to address the needs of undergraduate students
  • Strong organizational, written, oral, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative and in a team environment
  • Acute attention to detail, as is required by the nature of this work due to the liability and consequences associated with error
  • Problem-solving ability and sound judgment with ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of computer technology and database software relating to all aspects of the advising process is important
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Demonstrated success in building cooperative working relationships with campus offices, faculty, alumni, and current and prospective students
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a team of staff dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive working and learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree, awarded by the time of appointment, in education, counseling, student services/student affairs, student development, higher education leadership, or related field
  • Advising experience in an integrated academic and career office in a college/university setting.
  • Some experience in utilizing technology for advising purposes (e.g. podcasts, social media platforms, LinkedIn)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders and build partnerships
  • Knowledge of university systems and structures
  • Proficiency in a second language

    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

    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 or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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