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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Architecture/Art/Design

Department: College of Design Student Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 21, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include the following:

• A letter of interest clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications of the position
• A current résumé
• Three professional references

Additionally, please provide responses to the following supplemental questions:

1. What is your advising philosophy?
2. College of Design Student Services is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment. What does equity and inclusion mean to you? What are your strengths and challenges with regards to equity and inclusion?
3. How would you develop and maintain relationships with students, faculty, and staff?
4. How would you describe the some of the unique challenges for students majoring in College of Design disciplines?

Department Summary
The College of Design Student Services serves students in all college disciplines to develop job search strategies, career goals, and career development tools. This office works collaboratively with both administrative and academic units to provide comprehensive career services, scholarship coaching, and general academic advising to students through a variety of activities including individual appointments, workshops, events linking students with professionals in the field, presentations to classes & student groups, panels, and other annual events.

Position Summary
The Academic Advisor will be the primary academic advisor to undergraduate students in the School of Architecture and Environment (SAE), and also help advise current and prospective College of Design majors as a member of the College of Design Student Services team. This position will focus on helping students from admission to completion of all SAE programs (Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation), as well as advise students in the College of Design on general education curriculum, setting academic goals, and addressing academic concerns. Additionally, this position will support campus level academic events such as Duck Days, Duck Preview and IntroDucktion as well as SAE-specific academic events and student groups.

The Advisor will work in a drop-in and appointment-based office setting delivering advising services on a year-round basis for individual students and in small and large groups. The Advisor will work closely with the senior academic advisor, the SAE undergraduate program director and departmental partners across the School and College as well as professionals in the field to provide guidance and support as students make thoughtful educational choices and considered career decisions.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree.
• One year of experience providing academic advising/student services in a college/university environment working with students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities and assisting them with strategies for meeting academic goals.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to address the advising needs of undergraduate students.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively present to diverse student audiences.
• Ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team environment and with a variety of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and students.
• Ability to meet deadlines, anticipate needs, manage and prioritize multiple tasks or projects, follow-through, and work independently without supervision, while handling frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
• Ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
• Self-motivated, punctual, reliable, organized, and flexible.
• Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail.
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
• Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.
• At least one year of experience in program coordination and development in a college/university environment.
• Familiarity/experience in fields related to Design.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with university teaching faculty and administrators.
• Strong background in the use of technology and social media for advising.
• Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory as it relates to academic advising.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the College of Design disciplines.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the SAE disciplines.
• Direct experience with University of Oregon academic advising processes and requirements.
• Cultural competencies related to work in higher education.
• Experience with career services.

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.

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