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First-Year Advisor

Company: University of Oregon
Location: Eugene
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

First-Year Advisor
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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Education, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management
Department: Clark Honors College
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $50,000 per year; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
June 23, 2023; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
A resume.
A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting. Please also highlight professional or other experiences that speak to your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Department Summary
The University of Oregons Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) seeks a full-time, 12-month professional academic advisor. The mission of CHC advising is to enhance our students college experience by ensuring that all students feel that they belong in the CHC and providing assistance that will support students primary educational goal of attaining a degree. The CHCs advising operation includes an Assistant Dean of Advising and Strategic Partnerships, a Director of First-Year Experience who also advises first-year students (in addition to this position), peer mentors, and approximately 25 faculty advisors who provide advising beginning in students second year.
Position Summary
First-year advisors assist students holistically with academic planning, course registration, academic success strategies, selecting majors and minors, and developing plans for completion of requirements. CHC advisors work as part of a dynamic team that includes CHC professional and faculty advisors, major advisors, and other student success campus partners. They troubleshoot academic problems and advise on policies and procedures. This position involves maintenance of advising-related materials and projects and will contribute to the CHCs goal of creating a welcoming and inclusive community.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree, awarded by the time of appointment
Two years of advising or counseling experience with students or adult learners in education, career, and/or academic services and topics
Professional Competencies
Strong student service orientation
Familiarity with student development theory and experience applying it
Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse student populations, low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented, non-traditional, disadvantaged, and under-prepared individuals, as well as demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, justice, and inclusion
Ability to organize timelines, tasks, and large and small projects
Excellent organizational, collaboration, and written and interpersonal communication skills
Detail-oriented and experience with record-keeping
Problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications
A masters degree in social work, counseling, student services/student affairs, higher education, or other related areas
Demonstrated knowledge of university systems (such as EAB Navigate) and policies
Experience supporting and developing programs for students, clients, customers, or similar
Experience with proactive advising
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 atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 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 ( .
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at
Advertised: June 6, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
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