13299: Academic Adviser - Undergraduate Programs

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Academic Adviser - Undergraduate Programs - Archive
Lundquist College of Business

Posting: 13299
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-12-30

Revised Posting

Position:  Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
Term:  12-month, Fixed-Term, Full-time, Renewable
Reports to:   Director of Academic Advising, Undergraduate Programs
Review:  To ensure consideration, submit applications by December 1, 2013; Position will remain open
until filled.
Type of Appointment:  1.0 FTE, fixed term, 12-Month Officer of Administration (OA).
Salary:  42,000 – 47,000 annually

Position Description:

The Undergraduate Advising Office, Lundquist College of Business seeks to fill 1 academic adviser position. The office directly services to over 4000 pre-business, business, and accounting majors and minors. The Academic Advisor will be a member of a student services team that has a longstanding reputation for providing excellence in student services. The successful candidate will share in the commitment to meet the needs of students through innovative, high quality, and efficient delivery of advising services.  We seek candidates who are committed to serving students, honoring the University’s commitment to diversity, and working collaboratively in a collegial, supportive environment.  For more information about the Lundquist College of Business, please visit our website at lcb.uoregon.edu

The successful candidate will be experienced in advising, preferably at the college or university level; have excellent presentation skills; demonstrate a history of communicating effectively with diverse constituencies; and demonstrated experience in creatively using technology to convey information.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide advising services to a diverse population of undergraduate students
  • Address and resolve student issues, academic and programmatic
  • Assess student needs and make appropriate referrals to university or college resources
  • Utilize technology and social media in the delivery of advising services
  • Educate students regarding university and college policies
  • Assist students in transitioning to the rigors and demands of university level academics
  • Motivate students toward intentional planning for their future
  • Participate in admission and graduation requirement decisions
  • Participate in recruiting, orientation, and college events
  • Collaborate with the College’s communications staff to maintain undergraduate programs website
  • Collaborate with advising team to advance paperless initiatives
  • Collaborate with advising staff to create and effectively use a communications plan 
  • Use electronic and paper-based marketing tools such as social media, websites, and printed materials to publicize events and programs
  • Teach 75-100 person pre-business orientation seminar


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in business, counseling, student services, or a related field
  • Minimum of one year student advising experience at college/university level (or equivalent)
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful experience teaching to a large audience
  • Strong familiarity with software products such as PowerPoint/Keynote & Adobe products, and social networking as a marketing tool
  • Strong background in the use of technology and social media in the delivery of advising services
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively use electronic media to convey marketing messages
  • Knowledge of student development theory as it relates to academic advising
  • Project/event management skills

Employment beginning:  January 2014 (Negotiable) 

Application Procedure:  Submit written responses to the two questions listed below along with a cover letter, resume, and three letters of professional or academic reference to:  LCBjobs@uoregon.edu.  Reference search #13299 in your subject line.  To ensure consideration, submit application materials by December 1, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.  We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Final candidate(s) must successfully complete a criminal background check. 

Applicant Questions:

  1. Please describe your philosophy of academic advising.

  2. Admission to the Lundquist College of Business is competitive.  Students need a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and a 3.0 G.P.A. in a set of pre-business core classes to gain automatic admission.  It is sometimes necessary to counsel students into another major when they are off track.  If you were working with a struggling student who is not on track for admission, how would you approach the advising appointment?

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