Student Recruiter and Advisor
Officer of Administration
Academic Advising/Support, Communications/Public
Research/Scientific/Grants, Data Science, Diversity, Equity, and
Appointment Type and Duration:
$43,000 - $55,000 per year
Application Review Begins
March 16, 2023; position open until filled (revised)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a resume and
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a
billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific
discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into
innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon,
the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher
education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of
scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs
and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and
The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program (KCGIP) trains
students in real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be
successful in the industrial or clinical research laboratory - and
at the interview table. The KCGIP seeks to provide high quality,
efficient instruction in market-engaged, applied science programs
leading to career success after graduation. KCGIP is committed to
promoting an inclusive environment, which attracts, develops, and
values the talents of all individuals.
The Knight Campus is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented,
motivated individual to recruit and advise graduate students who
are focused on building professional opportunities in
bioengineering, biology, chemistry, physics and related technical
sectors. All job responsibilities will connect to the successful
recruitment, retention, and internship placement of students
enrolled in the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program and the
Bioengineering PhD program.
This position requires strong interpersonal and communication
skills to engage people of all backgrounds while promoting a unique
career-focused graduate program. Modes of program promotion
typically include face-to-face meetings, group presentations, phone
conversations, and e-mail correspondence. Additional
responsibilities will include overseeing student retention,
diversity and inclusion initiatives, and working with students on
developing their scientific communication skills.
This position will report to the Assistant Vice President, with
additional mentorship and collaboration opportunities provided by
Knight Campus leadership and KCGIP team members. This position will
fulfill the growing need for recruitment and mentorship as the
Knight Campus academic programs expand. The Student Recruiter and
Advisor will be instrumental in managing, developing, and
implementing recruitment endeavors and developing other program
goals and strategic plans. Primary responsibilities will pertain to
the recruitment and retention of graduate students within the
Knight Campus, with a focus on programs including Bioengineering,
Data Science, Bioinformatics & Genomics, Optics, Polymers,
Semiconductors, and Molecular Sensors.
The Student Recruiter and Advisor should demonstrate exemplary
customer service by working respectfully and collaboratively with
prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, program
directors, and administrators. Successful applicants should be able
to work well both independently and within a team - and enjoy
building relationships with students, program staff and faculty,
both at the University of Oregon and external institutions.
Additional Expectations of Position:
- Ability to travel up to 30% during recruiting season
- Ability to obtain a valid driver's license and to establish
driver eligibility under the University's Driving and Motor Vehicle
- A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public
relations, physical sciences or related fields AND two years of
experience in academic recruitment, relationship development,
academic advising, academic program development or related
- Four years of experience in physical or applied sciences
academic recruitment, relationship development, academic advising,
academic program development or related professional
- Ability to distill and communicate information to audiences
with varying degrees of subject matter knowledge (beginners to
- Strong work ethic and self-motivated approach toward achieving
results as part of a team.
- Ability to represent the program in a professional manner, and
follow all university policies and procedures.
- Ability to identify and implement best practices for creating
an inclusive community for student retention and
- Organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and planning
- Computer skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office
Suite and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
- Experience giving formal presentations to groups.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Advanced degree in journalism, communications, public
relations, physical sciences or related field.
- 5+ years of experience in physical or applied sciences academic
recruitment, relationship development, academic advising, academic
program development or related professional experience.
- 1+ years of experience in event planning.
- Prior work and understanding of diversity, inclusion, or equity
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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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 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
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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/531266/student-recruiter-and-advisor