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Coordinator of Nontraditional Student Engagement and Success

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

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Coordinator of Nontraditional Student Engagement and Success

Job no: 530541
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000-$52,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

November 7, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include the following:
1. A cover letter summarizing your interest and how you meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the position.
2. Current resume.
3. Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which is current or, if not currently working, a most recent supervisor.
Department Summary

The Division of Student Life supports the University's academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success, while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life includes four departments, the University Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education & Recreation, and a number of key programs, including the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, Major Student Events (Commencement, Homecoming, University Day), Student Engagement & Success (Student Government), Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advancing student learning that builds community. The Office of the Dean of Students is a learning organization that creates engaging environments to transform student learning; encourages a caring and safe community that increases our students' abilities to learn and make healthy choices; promotes inclusiveness, supports the success and growth of all students; prepares students to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values--all of which they can use throughout their lifetime; and enriches the student experience. The programs reporting to the Dean of Students work with Student Life staff, student groups, and other members of the university community in the development of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that assure the integration of academic and student life.
Position Summary

The Coordinator of Nontraditional Student Engagement and Success is a student affairs generalist who works with nontraditional students with one or more characteristics that may be barriers to successfully navigating the University setting and achieving academic goals. In collaboration with various campus units, the Coordinator works to realize the University's commitment to making the entire University more welcoming and supportive of all students.

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Affairs has prioritized the following barriers as a focus for this position as listed below. However, the position is created in a way that provides flexibility for our ever-changing student populations.

Prioritized groups include students who begin or return to their undergraduate experience while over the age of 24, and students who have dependents other than a spouse, and in particular those with a minor child or children. Additional groups of support include single parents, students financially independent from parents, and students with disabilities.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two years of demonstrated experience advocating for and advising students
  • Two years of demonstrated experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and evaluate programs and events
    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent, effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate, mediate, advise, advocate and mentor
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and achieve department goals with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with word processing, email, spreadsheets, and presentation software
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in college administration, higher education, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise student employees
  • Two years of professional experience with budgeting or the completion and administration of grants, applications, or other organizational funding
  • Two years of professional experience with, and application of, multicultural organization principles in a higher education setting

    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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