Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Department: Success at Southern
Salary/Rate: $39,790.32 - $45,736 (@1.0FTE)
This recruitment is is to hire up to 2, full time positions. Reporting to the Coordinator of Success at Southern, a TRIO Student Success Services program, Advisor's primary duties directly support the program mission: to increase the college retention and graduation rates of eligible participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. Through academic and financial aid advising, career counseling, personal mentoring, and instructing/teaching classes and workshops, the Advisor assists eligible participants in clarifying their goals, succeeding academically in their chosen program of study and graduating with a bachelor's degree in a timely manner.
Position contingent upon continued grant funding.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Sociology, Psychology or related field is required.
Experience: Minimum of two years experience in progressively responsible positions related to higher education student services, human services, or high school student services.
Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.
Experience in Federal TRIO programs preferred.
Prefer experience with programs involving financial aid counseling, academic advising, basic skills development, career counseling, or mentoring.
Personal experience overcoming barriers similar to those confronting program participants (low-income, first-generation or disability) preferred.
Master's degree in Education, Sociology, Psychology, or related field.
All Listed Duties:
Provide Counseling/Advising to Assigned Participants/interview prospective students.
Documentation and data entry of services
Staff meeting and supervision
Program/Campus Committees and personal development
Coordination of services to participants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.