AEC Access Adviser
Officer of Administration
Academic Advising/Support, Education,
UESS - Accessible Education
Appointment Type and Duration:
Salary range starting at $50,000 per
Application Review Begins
November 28, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following
documents with your online application:
- A resume or CV
- A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and
experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and
qualifications outlined in the job posting.
- The names of at least three professional references, their
e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS)
promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement, and
achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the
educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities
and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives
and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve
the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner
closely with other campus units to support student success and
The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports
access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC
coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides
advocacy and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and the
community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular,
and informational environments
Access Advisors work as part of a team dedicated to facilitating
access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the
university environment. This is partially accomplished through
proactive advising, effective collaborations and consultations with
faculty and staff, and the fostering of systemic campus change.
Access Advisors report directly to the Accessible Education Center
Access Advisors work with students to facilitate student success
and an inclusive and accessible educational experience, consistent
with federal law and universal design principles. Access Advisors
function as accessibility specialists and case managers, working
with a high volume of students who may present with complicated
mental health or chronic health situations, learning disabilities,
ADHD, head injury, etc.
Access Advisors collaborate and problem-solve with instructors and
other campus entities to ensure that reasonable accommodations are
provided and universal design solutions are considered. Access
Advisors may give presentations to students, parents, and
university employees. Advisors will also have the opportunity to
coordinate and participate in AEC projects.
Access Advisors work in a fast-paced office setting delivering
advising support and accommodation guidance year-round. Access
Advisors must be able to work with diverse students presenting with
a range of disability experiences and related challenges including
crisis or scholastic difficulty. Access Advisors are committed to
supporting the university's emphasis on academic excellence in a
culturally diverse and academically challenging learning
The Access Advisors must exhibit professionalism and collegiality
in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming,
inclusive, accessible, 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
- Master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology,
education or a related field; or an equivalent combination of
education, skills, and experience.
- One year of experience advising, counseling, or teaching young
adults with disabilities.
- Understanding of issue facing diverse groups (e.g.
low-socioeconomic, first generation, students with disabilities,
underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and
- Strong communication skills.
- High-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and
time sensitive environment.
- Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in
- Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward
without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or
- Ability to anticipate next steps and execute
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar). Ability to
produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and
- Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse
internal and external constituencies.
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of universal/inclusive design concepts and experience
- Working knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
- Experience working on issues of access and inclusion to effect
meaningful change and promote student success.
- Specialized expertise in at least one disability area,
preferably mental health.
- Experience working effectively with university teaching faculty
- Experience working with individuals in crisis.
- Three years' experience providing academic advising or personal
- Experience facilitating workshops or psycho-educational
- Experience implementing concepts of universal/inclusive
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
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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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/530704/aec-access-adviser