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Undergraduate Programs Assistant, ASU5

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Undergraduate Programs Assistant, ASU5

Job no: 533577

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Arts/Theater/Museum, English, History, Women's and Gender Studies

Department: CAS Academic Support Unit 5
Classification: Office Specialist 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $17.74 - $25.24 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

May 6, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full considerations, complete applications should include:
1. A current resume that outlines your educational and work experience. These details are used to determine if applicants meet the qualifications of this position.
2. A cover letter that describes how your skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; and
3. Names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the hub of learning, research, and academic excellence at the University of Oregon. With nearly 50 departments and programs representing the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the high quality of our programs is the main reason why the University of Oregon is one of only 66 top universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our faculty and advisors work directly with students to help them think analytically, question critically, and communicate clearly about how to find solutions to real-world issues in the world we live in. Our staff and managers play critical and dynamic roles in supporting and advancing the academic mission of the University and of CAS.

CAS is organized into eight Academic Support Units (ASUs), each housing staff, managers, and an associate director, who provide undergraduate and graduate academic support, as well as faculty and operational support to the multiple academic departments and programs in CAS.

Academic Support Unit 5 (ASU 5) is a uniquely positioned unit that provides support to faculty and students interested in how artistic expression and human experience intersect with both the humanities and social sciences, in the past and in the present. Covering disciplines that study ethnicity, history, culture, identity, and creativity, ASU 5 is a hub of research and instruction for some of the most vital and profound subjects posed in our modern global society. ASU 5 includes the following departments, programs, and research centers: Black Studies, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Cinema Studies; Creative Writing; History; Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies; Latinx Studies; Native American & Indigenous Studies; Queer Studies; Theatre Arts; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Position Summary

The Undergraduate Programs Assistant works directly with undergraduate students in the academic departments and programs within an Academic Support Unit. This position works closely with and assists the Assistant/Associate Department Heads, Directors of Undergraduate Studies, and/or other faculty positions whose service is for the advancement of undergraduate majors or minors from declaration through graduation. The Undergraduate Programs Assistant works closely with the Associate Head to schedule classes and classrooms throughout the year. The Undergraduate Programs Assistant participates in special projects as needed.

The position reports to the Academic Programs Manager.

Minimum Requirements

  • Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; OR
  • An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR
  • Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.

    College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail.
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team, providing support where needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 software, including the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to understand, explain, and clarify rules, processes, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and by electronic means.
  • Ability to interact appropriately in difficult situations and conversations.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a college or university setting.
  • Experience working with Banner Information System or Cognos.
  • Experience with communications and/or social media.
  • Experience planning and/or coordinating special events.

    FLSA Exempt: No

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

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    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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