Job Positions

Academic and Career Coordinator

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success


University of Oregon

Date Posted:

May 16 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

June 1, 2019

Position Description

The University of Oregon continues to seek experienced advisors, preferably with supervisory experience, to join a new and exciting mission to bolster student success. We’re seeking a diverse team of leaders to participate in the founding of a new student success center that will embark on an innovative model of advising and student support.

Position Summary

At the University of Oregon, Academic and Career Advisors collaborate with students to help them achieve their personal goals, academic potential, and professional success. Our coordinated approach to advising strives to be student-centered, caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware. Advisors specialize in one of six thematic collections of majors called “Flight Paths” which are designed to better advise and communicate to students the many academic and career paths available at the University of Oregon. Under the supervision of the College and Career Advising Director, the Academic Advising Coordinators in Tykeson Hall serve as administrative leaders within their assigned Flight Path unit and supervise 4-8 Advisors. Coordinators also work alongside their Advisors to provide integrated academic and career advising, services, and activities to assist students with academic and/or career planning. Tykeson Advisors and Coordinators are cross-trained to advise students who are at various stages in their academic career, from an integrated first-year experience to major and career exploration and selection. Advisors are focused on promoting student success, retention, and completion. They use tools and resources to gain general knowledge of UO majors, and also specialize in a Flight Path to better counsel students and provide information about the many academic and professional options available that are consistent with their interests, abilities, and passions.

Advisors will help students develop academic and career plans and goals, and leverage available resources to achieve academic success. They work in a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office setting delivering advising services on a year-round basis in both one-on-one and group settings. In collaboration with the Director for College and Career Advising, Coordinators will also work with departmental, program, and advising leaders to implement a new framework for integrated academic and career advising, develop strong referral practices, and promote dissemination of information and advising practices. Coordinators must be culturally competent and able to work with first-generation, low income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. They must be skilled in addressing the needs of re-entry students, students in crisis, and students experiencing scholastic difficulty. Coordinators must also demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive workplace.


Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated abilities in developing, implementing, and assessing specialized advising programs/services.
  • Ability to use data and professional literature to guide practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse students, low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented, non-traditional, disadvantaged, and under-prepared individuals.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills.
  • Comfort using advising and office technology.

Application Process

Complete applications include the following:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
  • An answer to the following supplemental questions (please keep responses to 750 words): The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success is committed to creating an equitable learning and working environment that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you? Please explain your understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g. underrepresented students of color, first generation college students, students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds) and how you will apply that understanding to your work. What steps or actions will you take to continue to build and apply your knowledge in this area?

Institution Information

Our new integrated academic and career model will focus student advising around one of six central themes called “Flight Paths.” Each thematic Flight Path will guide students in exploring and planning their academic and career paths aligned with their values, skills, and interests. We are excited to launch this proven approach to enhancing the advising experience for our students while supporting their timely graduation from the University and preparation for their careers. This exciting growth is made possible through significant investment by President Michael Schill, who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to the value of academic advising. All of this exciting new work will take place in Willie and Don Tykeson Hall -- a building dedicated to student sucess and the home of the College of Arts and Sciences. Tykeson Hall will integrate academic and career advising, helping students to not only navigate their academic program, but envision career possibilities once they've completed their degree program. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, the building will be home to the University Career Center and the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Additional Information

Department Summary The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement. The College of Arts and Sciences has nearly 50 departments and programs, spanning the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, and comprises about two-thirds of all faculty, graduate students and undergraduate majors on campus.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Four years’ experience in a high school, college, university, counseling or similar setting providing academic advising, advising support, student services, career counseling, or counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in education, counseling, student services/student affairs, higher education leadership, or related field.
  • Experience in supervision/leadership of special projects, project teams, staff, and or students.
  • Experience in program coordination and development in a college/university environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders and build partnerships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university systems and structures.