Student Life Care Coordinator
Officer of Administration
Academic Advising/Support, Student
Life/Services, Psychology, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UO Portland Office of the Vice
Appointment Type and Duration:
$52,000 - $58,000/year
Application Review Begins
October 5, 2022; Position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a resume and cover letter with your application
The University of Oregon Portland provides a range of academic and
student support programs at its campus in Portland. Students at UO
Portland are enrolled in professional master's degree programs
offered by the College of Design, School of Journalism and
Communication, and the Lundquist College of Business. Law students
can complete their 3rd year of law school on the Portland campus,
and a fifth-year undergraduate program is offered in Product
Design. The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health will
offer an undergraduate degree, and a certificate program, and serve
as the home for a robust research portfolio. There are also
programs offering professional education and several research
centers. UO Portland provides a range of support services for
students including advising, counseling, and internship
opportunities, as well as housing, dining, and recreational
opportunities beginning fall of 2023 at the new NE Portland
The Student Life Care Coordinator uses social justice and
equity-based frameworks to assist students in accessing resources
and solutions essential for increasing academic retention and
student success. The Coordinator provides direct support and case
management for students experiencing disruption to their normal
course of study due to behavioral, physical, mental health, or
psychiatric related issues; crisis situations, or incidents of bias
and unwanted forms of harassment; and any form of basic needs
insecurity including food, housing, and financial—all of which
directly impact the quality of student's ability in the learning
environment. The Coordinator serves as a Confidential Employee for
all forms of prohibited discrimination and will adhere to
professional obligations and/or commitments to confidentiality
while offering information, resources, and reporting options.
The coordinator serves as a collaborative member of the UO Portland
Student Life and Belonging Team which seeks to integrate critical
perspectives, social responsibility, social justice, and
anti-racism into their work. This position assists the campus
community in responding, coordinating, and assessing programs and
services designed to identify and meet the needs of UO Portland
students, including under-resourced students and high-need
students. The Coordinator works closely with students, staff, and
community members and participates in related care and basic needs
functions, such as community and program education. In addition,
this role will work in tandem with other team members to support
direct services and operational duties associated with UO Portland
Student Life and Belonging.
This position reports to the UO Portland Assistant Vice Provost of
Students and Belonging.
To accommodate student activities and events, this position must be
able to work occasional evenings and weekends. The coordinator must
exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and
work to create a welcoming and professional atmosphere in the
office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility,
with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from
- Bachelor's degree OR Four years of relevant experience in the
area of human resources, education, social services, social work,
or closely-related field OR a combination of work and
post-secondary academic experience equivalent to 4 years (ie.
Associates degree and two years of relevant experience).
- Familiarity with equity-based and/or social justice frameworks,
theories, and/or practices.
- Knowledge of advising, coaching, and/or counseling techniques
gained through previous experience in human services, social work,
and help-centered roles.
- Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a
- Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational
- Ability to set and organize priorities, take initiative, and
follow through abilities.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening, and writing
- Ability to multi-task and be flexible and adaptable to
- Ability to display creativity, initiative, and positive
attitude in carrying out responsibilities.
- Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff,
employers, students, alumni, and vendors.
- Master's degree in social work, counseling, student affairs, or
- Demonstrated ability to manage high-pressure, high-profile
situations ethically, effectively, efficiently, and consistently;
and/or demonstrated crisis management and emergency response
- Experience working with Maxient or similar case management
- Experience working with and maintaining confidential
- Demonstrated experience balancing independent work and using
discretion to seek appropriate guidance when necessary.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to
prioritize multiple ongoing issues and projects.
- Experience with event/program planning, delivery, and
- Experience working with a wide range of individuals,
organizations, and departments.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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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
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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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530329/student-life-care-coordinator