Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Academic Advisor - Ecampus

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Closing Date
February 14, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will review application materials and advise undergraduate Fisheries and Wildlife majors enrolled through Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Ecampus. Assistance with recruitment and retention efforts focuses on Fisheries and Wildlife distance students.

All duties include working with diverse student populations, including ethnic minorities, older than average students, students with disabilities, and those enrolled from remote areas, some of which are outside the U.S. Important aspects of the work include developmental advising, attention to detail, and frequent contact with other units at the University.

Our extended education program (Ecampus) has approximately 45 courses, with approximately 2,200 students each year. Many of these courses are offered four times per academic year. The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is an academic unit that reports to the College of Agricultural Sciences. The department is composed of approximately 300 staff – including academic faculty, research assistants, classified staff, temporary staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife or a related STEM discipline;
  • Previous experience in undergraduate student advising, student activities programming, or counseling in a college or university;
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends to meet the schedule constraints of Ecampus students;
  • Competency with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Access and Excel as well as with use of web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including telephone skills;
  • Experience in organizing programs, preparing academic materials and managing databases;
  • Experience working closely within a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employers, students, staff, faculty and administrators;
  • Competency and/or experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;  
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity;

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife or related field or Master's in College Administration, Education or Counseling;
  • Direct experience in academic advising;
  • Direct experience teaching college-level coursework;
  • Previous work experience in a field related to Fisheries and Wildlife;
  • Previous experience working with Veteran students;
  • Previous experience working with Ecampus students or students enrolled in another distance degree program;
  • Skills in web design, construction and maintenance;
  • Skills in communication technologies such as Skype, WebEx, Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, etc.;
  • Skills in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

To Apply

For full position announcement with required and preferred qualifications and application materials go to: jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/71629 Applications must be received by the closing date February 14, 2019.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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