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Assistant Director, Graduate Student Experience

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Experience

Job no: 533030

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Business Administration/Management

Department: Lundquist College of Business
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

January 4, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In your online application, please include the following:
  • A resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position.
  • At least three professional references.

    Please ensure that your application materials are submitted by the specified review date.

    If you would like to receive a complete position description, please email Salary offers are determined based on the qualifications and experience of the final candidate, and follow fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.

    We understand that some individuals may be hesitant to apply for a position if they do not meet all of the qualifications, including the preferred qualifications, listed in the job description. However, our primary focus is on finding the most suitable candidate for the job, and we recognize that success can come from various career paths, including those with skills and abilities gained outside of a traditional classroom setting or with an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet all of our preferred qualifications.

    Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum requirements to request additional information for the next stage of review.

    Department Summary

    The Lundquist College of Business is one of seven schools housing academic programs on the University of Oregon campus. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of over 25,000. The Eugene metro area is a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

    Since 1914 the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business has taught its students the critical skills they need to think for themselves, be leaders in a dynamic world, and make better decisions on behalf of the people and resources they manage. We are a top business school with a unique mission and vision that draws strength from our links to the Pacific Rim and the distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community. The Office of Advising and Student Experience within the College of Business is dedicated to providing a professional yet vibrant experience for our undergraduate and graduate students as they begin or continue the learning experience.

    Position Summary

    The Lundquist College of Business Advising and Student Experience Office provides a professional and vibrant experience for our undergraduate and graduate student communities. The Assistant Director of Graduate Student Experience will have the opportunity to work with a team of staff and faculty that is dedicated to the success of graduate students from the time they enter our programs up to and including the time that they become alumni.

    The Assistant Director serves as an academic advisor and assists in the management and implementation of student advising and experience for Eugene-based master's students in the Lundquist College of Business. This position is integral in decisions regarding course waivers, the fulfillment of programmatic course prerequisites and requirements, and the implementation of policies related to academic performance and probation. This position will work closely with the Associate Director of Graduate Student Experience, and key stakeholders throughout the college, to ensure a high-quality experience for incoming and current students. This position is integral in the coordination and management of programmatic student experiential opportunities such as trips and events.

    This is a full-time, 12-month Officer of Administration position that reports to the Associate Director of Graduate Student Experience. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with three years of experience in student services (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to support and encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace and within the graduate student community
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage projects effectively
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with faculty, administrators, students, alumni, and community partners
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
  • Office applications and database management skills
  • Ability to travel as needed (domestic and international travel)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Background in project management
  • In-depth knowledge of post-degree employment opportunities and practices for students graduating from a business school

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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