13421: Adviser and Coordinator

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Adviser and Coordinator - Archive
General Social Sciences

Posting: 13421
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-12-12

The Academic Adviser position will help students develop their career interests, college curriculum, and post-graduation plans.  There is no budgetary authority or supervisory responsibilities for this position.  Other decision making is in relationship with the student curriculum advising with the University's student curriculum programs.  This position will report to the Director and Associate Director of General Social Sciences.

Duties include:

Academic Advising - 80%

  • Work collaboratively with other departments and academic programs including but not limited to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Advising and the Career Center

  • Interact with faculty and administration to enhance advising for students

  • Work in an advising and mentoring relationship with current and prospective university students, through in-person, telephone, and electronic communication

  • Provide specialized academic support and counseling

  • Provide academic advising and assistance with problem-solving to students by appointment or on a drop in basis

  • Coordinate college and career advising events for new and current General Social Sciences majors

  • Assist students with the transition into college and their area of study

  • Demonstrate skills in working effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Develop an outreach program for industry internship opportunities in Oregon and other locales

  • Assist with the publication of advising materials and other assigned projects

  • Solicit information about General Social Sciences courses in other departments across campus

Coordination of Administrative Services - 15%

  • Establish and maintain administrative support for the office/major

  • Coordinate events, including working with outside and inside vendors and venues, planning itineraries, advertising, and curriculum for the actual event

  • Design and prepare/maintain files and forms for use of the GSS major

Other Duties As Required - 5%

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in hand at time of appointment.  Strong written and verbal communications skills.  Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing demands under pressure.  Excellent organizational skills.  Experience working in a higher education environment preferred.  Experience advising undergraduates in an area of the Social Sciences preferred.

Application Deadline

The position will remain open until filled.  To ensure consideration, submit application materials by October 23, 2013.  Finalist is subject to a criminal background check.

Application Procedure

Submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three professional references and answers to the following supplemental questions to: employment@cas.uoregon.edu.  Reference search #13421 in your reply.  To ensure consideration, submit application materials by October 23, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.

1.    Advisees come from all walks of life, educational experiences, and possess a wide range of responsibilities and stressors.  Describe a situation where you were confronted with a complex problem while advising a student, the process you used to analyze it and the solution you found to address it.

2.    Describe your experience putting together documentation, both electronic and print, to aid in the advising process.

3.    This position is expected to help develop career experience for students choosing the GSS major.  Describe your experience networking and making community connections to tie college majors and minors to real life work situations.

4.    This position works with confidential student information.  Describe your experience that has prepared you for this level of confidentiality.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,000.  The Eugene metro area (pop. 250,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment.  We are about an hour's drive from both the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.  The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.  The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.