Student Life Engagement Coordinator
Officer of Administration
Academic Advising/Support, Student
UO Portland Office of the Vice
Appointment Type and Duration:
$46,500 - $57,000 per year
Application Review Begins
October 5, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a resume and cover letter with your
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
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
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
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 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
- Experience with event planning, delivery, and
- 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.
- 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 a positive
attitude in carrying out responsibilities.
- Ability to maintain productive relationships with staff,
employers, students, alumni, and community partners.
- 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
- 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.
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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,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530326/student-life-engagement-coordinator