Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $43,000 - $55,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Application Review Begins
March 16, 2023; position open until filled (revised)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a resume and cover letter.
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program (KCGIP) trains students in real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial or clinical research laboratory – and at the interview table. The KCGIP seeks to provide high quality, efficient instruction in market-engaged, applied science programs leading to career success after graduation. KCGIP is committed to promoting an inclusive environment, which attracts, develops, and values the talents of all individuals.
The Knight Campus is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented, motivated individual to recruit and advise graduate students who are focused on building professional opportunities in bioengineering, biology, chemistry, physics and related technical sectors. All job responsibilities will connect to the successful recruitment, retention, and internship placement of students enrolled in the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program and the Bioengineering PhD program.
This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage people of all backgrounds while promoting a unique career-focused graduate program. Modes of program promotion typically include face-to-face meetings, group presentations, phone conversations, and e-mail correspondence. Additional responsibilities will include overseeing student retention, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and working with students on developing their scientific communication skills.
This position will report to the Assistant Vice President, with additional mentorship and collaboration opportunities provided by Knight Campus leadership and KCGIP team members. This position will fulfill the growing need for recruitment and mentorship as the Knight Campus academic programs expand. The Student Recruiter and Advisor will be instrumental in managing, developing, and implementing recruitment endeavors and developing other program goals and strategic plans. Primary responsibilities will pertain to the recruitment and retention of graduate students within the Knight Campus, with a focus on programs including Bioengineering, Data Science, Bioinformatics & Genomics, Optics, Polymers, Semiconductors, and Molecular Sensors.
The Student Recruiter and Advisor should demonstrate exemplary customer service by working respectfully and collaboratively with prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, program directors, and administrators. Successful applicants should be able to work well both independently and within a team – and enjoy building relationships with students, program staff and faculty, both at the University of Oregon and external institutions.
Additional Expectations of Position:
• Ability to travel up to 30% during recruiting season (September-December).
• Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and to establish driver eligibility under the University’s Driving and Motor Vehicle Policy.
• A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, physical sciences or related fields AND two years of experience in academic recruitment, relationship development, academic advising, academic program development or related professional experience.
• Four years of experience in physical or applied sciences academic recruitment, relationship development, academic advising, academic program development or related professional experience.
• Ability to distill and communicate information to audiences with varying degrees of subject matter knowledge (beginners to experts).
• Strong work ethic and self-motivated approach toward achieving results as part of a team.
• Ability to represent the program in a professional manner, and follow all university policies and procedures.
• Ability to identify and implement best practices for creating an inclusive community for student retention and success.
• Organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and planning capabilities.
• Computer skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
• Experience giving formal presentations to groups.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Advanced degree in journalism, communications, public relations, physical sciences or related field.
• 5+ years of experience in physical or applied sciences academic recruitment, relationship development, academic advising, academic program development or related professional experience.
• 1+ years of experience in event planning.
• Prior work and understanding of diversity, inclusion, or equity initiatives.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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