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Assistant Director for Advising

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, International Affairs, International Studies, Student Life/Services

Department: Office of International Affairs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $58,00 - $63,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Review of applications begins immediately; for full consideration complete your online application no later than May 11, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents are required and must be uploaded along with your online application:

A. Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position;
B. Current resume or vita, which includes dates of employment; and
C. Response to the following supplemental question:

1. The Office of International Affairs is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to promoting cross-cultural understanding in a global context. If you are selected for this position, how would you contribute to this objective?

NOTE: References should include at least one person who has served as your supervisor. Candidates will be notified prior to reference checks being conducted.

Department Summary
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra; as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. OIA works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within OIA consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills International Center.

Position Summary
The Assistant Director for Advising reports to the Executive Director and is part of the executive leadership team of the Global Education Oregon (GEO) unit. The Assistant Director for Advising is responsible for the supervision, strategic management, training, and oversight of the daily operations of the GEO advising team. In the absence of the Executive Director and the Sr. Associate Director, the Assistant Director for Advising and the Assistant Director for Program Management assume co-responsibility for GEO as a unit that reports to the Office of International Affairs. The Assistant Director for Advising is on-call, as scheduled, to handle urgent and emergency issues as they arise.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree.
• Five years’ experience in the field of education abroad, with increasing responsibility.

Professional Competencies
• Prior experience advising and managing education abroad programs and daily operations.
• Demonstrated leadership experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
• Familiarity with international political, social, and cultural issues as they pertain to education abroad, international travel, and international service.
• Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
• Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire and work effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders. This includes professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, discretion, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner.
• Communication and interpersonal skills to positively engage people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, administer affirmative action policies effectively, and supervise in a culturally diverse workforce.
• Indicators of the required skills may include significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad, and proficiency in a language other than English.

Preferred Qualifications
• Proficiency in a language other than English.
• Proficiency with StudioAbroad database.
• Experience in the field of education abroad at an institution of higher education.

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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