The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is seeking a 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.
Commitment to Student Success: Contribute to the success of OSU students through advising, student support, and mentoring efforts.
Commitment to Diversity Enhancement and Inclusion: Demonstrate commitment to diversity enhancement and inclusion through professional and personal development.
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.
Approximately $8 million of externally funded research grants/contracts are received each year. Major cooperator and funding sources include most state and federal resources agencies. Cooperation is formalized through the department's participation in the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
Extended education is accomplished by all faculty, but especially those in Cooperative Extension and Extension Sea Grant. Instructional programs in the department focus on the approximate 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students in Fisheries and Wildlife Science.
The mission of the department is to discover, integrate and disseminate knowledge about wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as ecosystems and human communities with which they interrelate. It accomplishes this through an interconnected program of 1) undergraduate and graduate education, 2) scholarly research and 3) extended education.
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.
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.
Typically requires Bachelors Degree in field related to work assigned.
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.
Office environment, full time flexible
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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