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Career & Academic Advisor

Apply now Job no: 523576
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Journalism/Communication

Department: School of Journalism & Communication
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $42,000 - $48,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 25, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three professional references, please upload a cover letter, a resume, and answers to the following supplemental questions:

The ability to respond to advising situations in writing is an important component of this position. An applicant’s responses should be thoughtful and well developed with attention to grammar and punctuation. Responses should not exceed 500 words per question and should be typed and double-spaced.

1. Admission to this major requires a 2.90 GPA (based on a 4.00 scale). Our office often works with students who do not have that GPA and admission into the major is either not likely or requires extensive improvement. Give an example of time when you supported a student while delivering information you knew they would not be excited to hear. What are your goals when having this type of conversation?

2. Students in this major are advised to do internships, participate in student media and/or do other extracurricular activities that encourage the development of a professional portfolio. You are working with a student who discloses they work 30+ hours a week in addition to taking a full load of classes. They know they need a portfolio but cannot afford to cut back on their work at the local coffee shop. How do you support this student's career development?

Department Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is a stand-alone accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 100 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, 51 graduate teaching fellows, and 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

Position Summary
This position provides academic advising for undergraduates in the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC); coordinates with other UO student services; assists with student recruiting, orientation sessions and commencement activities; assists the Director
of Student Services and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in enrollment and registration management activities.

This position also advises SOJC students seeking internships and jobs and coordinates internship/job search databases and/or announcements. In collaboration with other Career and Academic Advisors, this position handles the administrative aspect of the school's
internship and career initiatives/partnerships including, but not limited to, the Portland Senior Experience.

As a career coordinator, this position is part of a team that is responsible for maintaining, cultivating and expanding local, regional, national and international internship and job contacts. Duties include managing the SOJC's online internship database and increasing employer participation, serving as a point-person for current and prospective employers, and serving as liaison with campus-wide Career Center. This position works closely with other Career and Academic Advisors in Eugene and the Scholastic Journalism

Coordinator in Portland, and reports to the Director of Student Services.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree awarded by the time of appointment.
• Six months experience providing academic or career advising in a college/university setting.
• Six months experience advising students from a variety of backgrounds, and with diverse academic interests and abilities.
• Six months experience in coordinating and managing student services programs.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to address the needs of undergraduate students as evidenced by written answers to supplemental questions.
• Strong organizational, written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong customer-service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
• Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in student services, higher education administration or counseling.
• Experience providing both career and academic advising.
• Experience advising pre-professional and professional school students.
• Experience in creating and maintaining professional networks.
• Experience in creating, planning and managing internship- and/or career specific programs.
• Ability to develop relationships with media employers to increase the diversity and quality of internship and/or job opportunities for SOJC students.
• Some experience in developing technology for advising uses including, but not limited to, Facebook, YouTube, podcasts, Twitter, biogs, and Linkedln.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the CAS standards that pertain to academic and/or career advising.
• Proficiency in a second language for use in outreach and retention programming with prospective students and their families.

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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