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Student Life Engagement Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Student Life Engagement Coordinator

Job no: 530326
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Life/Services

Department: UO Portland Office of the Vice Provost
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $46,500 - $57,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

October 5, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume and cover letter with your application.
Department Summary

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 campus.

Rooted in inclusive excellence and care, the Office of Student Life and Belonging (formerly, Office of Student and Career Services) at UO Portland strives to enrich student experiences by maximizing opportunities for connection, community-building, and professional development. The Office works in close collaboration with units within the UO Division of Student Life and the Office of the Provost in support of exceptional student experiences and success.
Position Summary

The Student Life Engagement Coordinator uses social justice and equity-based frameworks to develop programs and resources that enhance the student experience through social, cultural, and professional involvement. This is a highly collaborative role involving engagement with campus and community stakeholders on the Portland campus and with units in Eugene. The Coordinator will play a crucial role in the creative design, promotion, implementation, and assessment of a broad spectrum of social activities and co-curricular programs that assist students with personal growth, critical reflection, and holistic development.

This position is responsible for coordinating existing programming (Equity and Inclusion Orientation, Cultural Night, Finals Stress Relief, etc.) while also developing new programs and initiatives that serve the needs of our diverse and growing UO Portland campus community. The Coordinator also provides support to student organizations including leadership development training, event management, and risk mitigation.

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. 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 diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree OR Four years of relevant experience in the area of project management, event management, student services, 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).
  • Experience with event planning, delivery, and assessment.
  • 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, leadership development, and/or help-centered roles.
    Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to set and organize priorities, take initiative, and follow through abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening, and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to display creativity, initiative, and a positive attitude in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain productive relationships with staff, employers, students, alumni, and community partners.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a wide range of individuals, organizations, and departments.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing issues and projects.
  • Demonstrated experience balancing independent work and using discretion to seek appropriate guidance when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-pressure, high-profile situations ethically, effectively, efficiently, and consistently; and/or demonstrated crisis management and emergency response skills.
  • Strong assessment practices and skills to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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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