The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) Advisor/Case Manager is an experienced, professional advisor who specializes in working with high-concern and at-risk student situations, along with providing general academic advising services to the UO student population. This position will work with students to develop individualized success plans and coordinate wrap-around support, identify problems and solutions in the arena of at-risk students, and use sound judgment and reasoning to make crucial decisions autonomously. This position will also provide case management for students who need additional support as they go through the academic petition process. In addition, OAA Advisors/Case Managers work with departmental partners across campus to promote the mission of the University of Oregon, foster academic achievement, and provide guidance and support as students make thoughtful educational choices. They serve as a resource for other advisors and OAA staff in their work with students in crisis, advancing advisor competency and expertise in serving students with varying needs and connecting them to campus resources. This position will identify and document the network of campus and community services to meet specific needs related to academic distress, legal issues, mental health services, and financial concerns.
This position will also work with colleagues across campus to coordinate, present, design, and implement advising activities, workshops, and programs relevant to their area of expertise in serving at-risk student populations and thus increasing student success and retention. OAA Advisors/Case Managers will be responsible to serve on committees and represent the office across campus, interfacing with a variety of campus partners including members of the Students of Concern Committee, Counseling and Testing Services, Residential Life, Center for Conduct and Community Care, Financial Aid, Oregon Police Department (OPD), Legal Counsel, and other administrators. Together with these partners, Advisors/Case Managers will address (and/or refer out to experts) the needs of students who are having trouble in areas such as academics, psychological well-being, economic stress, behavioral concerns, family relationships, and social adjustment. Advisors/Case Managers 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. Advisors/Case Managers must also demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive workplace.
- Problem-solving ability and sound judgment with ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Comfort using advising and office technology.
- Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups e.g. low-socioeconomic, first-generation, underrepresented, non-traditional, disadvantaged, and under-prepared individuals.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
- Acute attention to detail, as is required by the nature of this work due to the liability and consequences associated with error.
- Demonstrated comprehensive expertise in student development and advising, as well as counseling, social work, and/or crisis management.
- Ability to effectively present, convey, and tailor information related to the expertise of this position to different audiences such as students, staff, faculty, and parents.
Application Review Begins April 1, 2019; position open until filled Special Instructions to Applicants 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?
The University of Oregon is poised to embark on an exciting new mission to bolster our students’ academic, professional, and personal success. We have developed a new coordinated, holistic advising model and we are looking for committed, diverse and talented professionals to join us! 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. We want you to be a part of it! We also have many career opportunities at the University of Oregon, including:
Professionals for these positions should love working with a diverse student population, with a passion to help them succeed in their academic, career, and personal ventures. Applicants who are interested in and qualified for multiple positions should apply for each position they are interested in as applications will not transfer between positions. Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a regular, rolling basis, with the intent of having most positions filled by June. Positions will remain posted until all openings are filled. Find out more at: https://advising.uoregon.edu/investment-student-success
The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UGS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UGS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement. Focused on ensuring student success, retention and completion, the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) serves as the central campus academic advising resource. OAA is comprised of professional advisors that provide coordinated coaching and support that is student-centered, caring, holistic, inclusive, and culturally aware.
Advisors collaborate with students to help them achieve their academic potential, participate in relevant learning and research opportunities, and reach their professional goals. OAA assists students in making a smooth transition to the university and provides wrap around advising services to undergraduate students in a variety of scenarios (exploring, transfer, students in distress, academic/financial concerns, and first-year). The OAA team works in a fast-paced, drop-in and appointment-based office setting. Each year, OAA sees over 14,000 students, representing diverse academic interests, abilities, and cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. OAA also offers outreach and training to faculty and department advisors, coordinates advising at all orientation events, and supports implementation of advising policy across campus.
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