Academic Advisor, PDX
Officer of Administration
College of Design
Appointment Type and Duration:
$44,000 - $59,000 per year
Application Review Begins
June 15, 2022; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume and a document describing your philosophy
and approach to academic advising, and the answer to the following
"Describe if you have had experience in advising, mentoring, and/or
teaching students of diverse backgrounds, especially with regard to
retention of BIPOC students. Offer an example. What methods have
proven to be effective and what have you learned from the
The Portland Administrative Services Group is an auxiliary support
group within the College of Design (DSGN) whose primary function is
to provide administrative support for all of DSGN's Portland-based
departments and programs. Administrative support includes
comprehensive support of all faculty, student, and Department
Head/Program Director requirements. The PDX Administrative Services
Group maintains a closely integrated relationship to the DSGN
Office of the Dean, Eugene Business Operations Team, and
departments and programs based in Eugene.
As a partner in the College of Design (DSGN) PDX administrative
services and operations teams, the Academic Advisor acts as a key
stakeholder in the success of DSGN PDX. The position provides
academic advising services to a diverse population of undergraduate
and graduate students pursuing degrees in product design,
architecture, and historic preservation at the Portland campus,
working in close coordination with the Program Directors, School
Leadership, and the Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate
Studies. This position provides small group and individual advising
meetings, as well as meeting with prospective students and their
families, and has heavy communication with students, faculty, and
Furthermore, the Academic Advisor is responsible for critical
administrative functions within DSGN PDX offices, playing a key
role in admissions, orientation, student events, programming, and
other required administrative functions pertaining to DSGN PDX
students. They will work in collaboration with administrative teams
in both Portland and Eugene, and will be expected to provide
operational input and cross-coverage as needed. Example functions
include (but are not limited to) coordinating/staff student
outreach and information sessions, orientation events, managing
admissions processes, and evaluating student records to confirm
graduation requirements. The Academic Advisor works with faculty
and staff from a variety of offices within the College and across
the University campus, such as the Registrar's Office, Financial
Aid, school offices, DSGN Student Services, Office of Multicultural
Academic Support, Academic Learning Services, Office of Academic
Advising and Student Services, Admissions, and International
The successful candidate for this position will share in the
commitment to meet the needs of students through innovative, high
quality, and efficient delivery of advising and student services.
This position requires a strong commitment to serving the needs of
students and working collaboratively with all UO stakeholders in a
collegial, supportive environment. Due to the nature of both
project assignments and general administration, confidentiality and
professionalism are of paramount importance in this role.
- Bachelor's degree.
- One year of professional work experience in advising,
counseling, mentoring, customer service or related work environment
- experience should include one-on-one interaction with others for
the purpose of accurately and effectively conveying information
and/or providing guidance.
- Working knowledge of architecture, historic preservation,
product design, or a related field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively present to diverse student
- Ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team
environment and with a variety of stakeholders, including faculty,
staff, and students.
- Ability to meet deadlines, anticipate needs, manage and
prioritize multiple tasks or projects, follow-through, and work
independently without supervision, while handling frequent
interruptions and shifting priorities.
- Ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it
relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential
- Self-motivated, punctual, reliable, organized, and
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management
skills. Excellent attention to detail.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar
scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing
diversity and equity.
- Master's degree in counseling, student services, higher
education, academic administration or a related field.
- Experience with Banner or similar student database
- Significant and relevant experience in higher
- Experience evaluating academic transcripts.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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