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Academic Adviser and Diversity Initiatives Specialist - Archive
Lundquist College of Business, Undergraduate Programs

Posting: 16202
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2016-11-02

Terms of Appointment:

This is a 12-month full-time Officer of Administration position subject to annual review and renewal.

Start Date: November 1, 2016 (negotiable)

Salary range at 1.0 FTE is $45,000-$52,000 plus the Standard University of Oregon benefit package.

This position reports to the Director of Academic Advising, Undergraduate Programs. The final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check.

About the Position

The Academic Adviser’s primary responsibility will be to provide academic advising services to a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse population of undergraduate students pursuing business degree programs. This will include providing small group and individual advising, meeting with prospective students and their families, and utilizing technology to communicate with College of Business students.

Additionally, this position will work in conjunction with the LCB Program Director for Equity and Inclusion on the Building Business Leaders (BBL) Program. BBL is a cohort-style program designed to attract and retain more minority students within the Lundquist College.  Students participate in a two-term seminar as a freshman and then graduate to the CEO program in their later years. The purpose of the cohort is to support underrepresented minority students through the completion of the pre-business curriculum by building a small, supportive learning community that fosters collaboration, leadership, teamwork, and academic excellence. The program is going into its seventh year and has become one of the most widely-recognized organizations of diverse, exceptional leaders on the UO campus. For more information about this program, check out business.uoregon.edu/ug/ceo-network/bbl.

This position will coordinate with the LCB Program Director for Equity and Inclusion Services to represent students and the needs of the Undergraduate Advising Office on College and University-wide committees.

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

Essential Functions

Academic & Program Services – 60%

  • Provide direct academic advising services and mentoring to a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse population of students individually and in small groups.
  • Address and resolve student issues, academic and programmatic
  • Assess student needs and make appropriate referrals to university or college resources
  • Educate students regarding University & College policies and how to navigate within a large university setting
  • Serve on College-level admissions team
  • Evaluate students’ graduation progress
  • Assist students in transitioning to the rigors and demands of University level academics
  • Keep current on latest trends in advising and delivery of services to undergraduate student population
  • Participate in LCB recruitment, orientation, and graduation events

Diversity Initiatives Specialist – 40%

  • Building Business Leaders/CEO Program Advisor

o   Teach a 2-term leadership and development seminar

o   Supervise student TAs/mentors associated with the seminar

o   Act as primary adviser for BBL/CEO students

o   Assist the Program Director for Equity and Inclusion Programs to assess the effectiveness of BBL and other diversity advising initiatives

  • Participate in and keep advising staff informed of campus diversity initiatives

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience in mentoring and advising under-represented students
  • 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).

Professional Competencies:

  • 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:

  • 3-5 years student advising experience at a college/university level
  • 2-3 years experience working with an underrepresented minority population
  • Successful experience teaching.
  • Experience in working with under-represented communities and/or in minority-serving institutions.
  • Proficiency using software programs such as are found in the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Systems.
  • Familiarity with and use of common social networking applications
  • Strong background in the use of technology and social media in the delivery of advising services
  • Knowledge of student development theory as it relates to academic advising
  • Strong record of innovative programming background
  • Project/event management skills

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for 3 professional references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7739. Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by that date. The final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check.


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