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GEO Advisor

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Education

Department: Division of Global Engagement
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $41,500 - $44,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by August 6, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents are required and may be uploaded with your online application:
• Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position;
• Current resume or vita, which includes dates of employment; and
• Responses to the following supplemental questions:
~Describe how you would approach an advising session with a first year student who is interested in studying abroad.
~The Division of Global Engagement 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 Division of Global Engagement (DGE) 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. DGE 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 DGE consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills International Center.

Position Summary
This GEO Study Abroad Advisor reports to the Assistant Director-Advising and is responsible for providing support to students considering and participating in study abroad programs and international internships. The primary duties of this position will be to advise and recruit students, interview applicants, participate in the selection process, and lead pre-departure orientations. This position will also assist the GEO Institutional Relations unit with publicity efforts, which requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, the Advisor will assist in managing applications and tracking enrollments and admissions for GEO programs. Other programmatic tasks may be assigned based on unit needs and the Advisor’s skill set.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant academic discipline.
• One year of full time employment experience (or part-time equivalent) that demonstrates experience with international education; student support services; advising, mentorship, and training; OR international/inter-cultural program development or program management.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
• Study, employment, travel, and/or residence abroad.
• Ability to relate well to students, faculty, and staff, especially in a team setting.
• Proficiency with software applications including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in relevant academic discipline.
• One-year experience advising students in higher education setting.

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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