AEC Access Advisor

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

AEC Access Advisor

Job no: 527721
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Accessible Education Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $45,788 - $47,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
July 21, 2021; position 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. Please elaborate on how your conceptualization of disability has shaped your interactions with students and others using examples of direct experiences.

    As part of the application process, applicants will be prompted to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references.

    Department Summary
    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 Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy, and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular, and informational environments.

    Position Summary
    Access Advisors work as part of a team dedicated to facilitating access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the university environment. This is partially accomplished through proactive advising, effective collaborations and consultations with faculty and staff, and the fostering of systemic campus change. Access Advisors report directly to the Accessible Education Center Assistant Director.

    Access Advisors work with students to facilitate student success and an inclusive and accessible educational experience, consistent with federal law and universal design principles. Access Advisors function as accessibility specialists and case managers, working with a high volume of students who may present with complicated mental health or chronic health situations, learning disabilities, ADHD, head injury, etc.

    Access Advisors collaborate and problem solve with instructors and other campus entities to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided and universal design solutions are considered. Access Advisors may give presentations to students, parents, and university employees. Advisors will also have the opportunity to coordinate and participate in AEC projects.

    Access Advisors work in a fast-paced office setting delivering advising support and accommodation guidance year-round. Access Advisors must be able to work with diverse students presenting with a range of disability experiences and related challenges including crisis or scholastic difficulty. Access Advisors are committed to supporting the university's emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally diverse and academically challenging learning environment.

    The Access 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.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience
  • One year of experience advising, counseling, or teaching young adults with disabilities

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g., low-socioeconomic, first generation, students with disabilities, 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
  • Knowledge of universal/inclusive design concepts and experience with implementation
  • Working knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working on issues of access and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success
  • Specialized expertise in at least one disability area, preferably mental health
  • Experience working effectively with university teaching faculty and administrators
  • Experience working with individuals in crisis
  • Three years' experience providing academic advising or personal counseling
  • Experience facilitating workshops or psycho-educational groups
  • Experience implementing concepts of universal/inclusive design

    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.

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