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Career Services Director

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Architecture/Art/Design

Department: School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 6, 2017; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a statement of interest, current resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references.

Department Summary
The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is concerned with the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address some of the most important problems facing society today. With the unique policy and planning environment of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, PPPM builds off this region’s international reputation for livability, pioneering planning, and innovative policy as we explore how to make the world a better place. To pursue these goals, the programs are organized around five areas of expertise: land use and the built environment; environmental planning and policy; social and health policy; community development; and nonprofit management and philanthropy.

Position Summary
The Career Services Director provides internship and career support for graduate students in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management. The primary purpose of the position is to provide support (teaching and advising) for students in the following graduate programs: Master of Community and Regional Planning; Master of Public Administration; Master of Nonprofit Management; Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Through office hours, courses, workshops and appointments, the director advises all graduate students on career and professional development. The director meets with students to identify opportunities, and discusses other ways to gain skill-building experience. The director reviews students' resumes and cover letter for scholarship and fellowship applications, conducts mock interviews, and advises students throughout their job searches.

The director also teaches graduate academic internship and professional development courses in fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Academic internship instruction includes development of course syllabus, approval of students' individualized learning-based internships, use of rubric to grade assignments, and monitoring of student performance. Professional development instruction includes development of course syllabus; teaching resume and cover letter writing; interviewing, and professional development planning; and grading of assignments.

The service role of the director includes participation in school, college and university service related to scholarships, professional development and alumni relations, which include recruitment, committee service and some event planning.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree or higher in Planning, Management, Public Policy, or related field.
• 1 year of professional experience.

Professional Competencies
The director must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and support an inclusive and welcoming environment. The director must demonstrate an interest, experience, and/or ability to provide instruction and advising for students related to cultural competence. The ability to develop and maintain relationships with PPPM alumni and professionals outside of the UO community is central to effective teaching and advising.

Preferred Qualifications
• 3+ years work in government, non-profit, human resources or a related field.
• Experience working with diverse communities or promoting and enhancing cultural competency within an organization.
• Experience teaching or training in communication, conflict resolution, group process or a similar content area.

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.

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 Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 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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