University of Oregon, Division of Equity & Inclusion
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Salary: $50,000 - $52,000
Academic Advising-Academic Support Services
Diversity-Multicultural Affairs and Services
Internal Number: Job no: 531665
Details of the position:
FTE: Full-time, 12-month
Hiring range: $50,000 - $52,000
Location: Eugene, Oregon
As an Academic Counselor and Retention Specialist you will advise and support a diverse student population including Diversity Excellence Scholars, underrepresented students and students seeking support and advisement. This position is the lead academic advisor for Native / Indigenous students at the UO, including those within the Home Flight Scholars Program (HFSP) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community (NAIS ARC).
You will assist students with academic planning, retention, and post-graduation planning. Academic Counselors and Retention Specialists collaborate with faculty and staff on campus to support historically underrepresented students as well as work with other CMAE counselors and campus academic advisors to promote collaborative educational and professional development opportunities for students.
How you will spend your time:
Multicultural Academic Counselors and Retention Specialists spend approximately 65% of their time providing academic counseling, student support, and advocacy. In addition, they can expect to devote 20% of their time toward programming and assessment, and 10% of their time conducting outreach and relationship building.
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 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.
Qualifications needed to be successful in the position:
This position has a minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional work experience in advising, counseling, mentoring or related work environment that included one-on-one interaction with others for the purpose of accurately and effectively conveying information and/or providing guidance.
Preferred Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Services, Counseling, Academic Administration, Psychology or another related field. Knowledge of Banner, Navigate, Canvas, Data Warehouse or other comprehensive higher education-related student databases and tracking systems. Experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success and retention. The full list of preferred qualifications can be found in the job posting.
Professional Competencies include a demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse students (students of color and students from underrepresented and under-served populations, including minoritized, low socioeconomic, first generation, and non-traditional back grounds). Knowledge of and experience with Native / Indigenous peoples, and deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of these students. The full list of professional competencies can be found in the job posting.
About University of Oregon, Division of Equity & Inclusion
The Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) works to build capacity for UO’s global leadership around policies, practices, and programs for equity, inclusion, and diversity. DEI promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources through engagement with the campus and the community. As a part of our efforts, we design and implement campus-wide programs to recruit and retain a diverse community of student, staff, and community partners.
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 Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) is a unit within DEI and supervised by UESS in a collaborative partnership.
At CMAE, students are empowered, ...engaged, and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. CMAE is comprised of academic counselors and staff who provide culturally competent, holistic and student- centered advising, coaching, mentoring and support. We develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond. In addition, CMAE staff work collaboratively with campus partners assisting students in making a smooth transition to the UO by serving as campus and community connectors, thereby allowing students to take full advantage of educational, professional and social opportunities on campus. We reaffirm our commitment to all students, including undocumented and tuition equity students.