The College of Science (COS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointments are at the discretion of the Dean.
The Transfer Student Support & Recruitment Advisor provides direct academic advising to current, prospective and intra-university transfer students in the College of Science. This includes course mapping, directly connecting students to on-campus partners and resources, and monitoring students' progress to ensure successful matriculation and retention of transfer students in the College of Science at Oregon State University (OSU). The advisor will serve as an advocate and liaison for science transfer students and work to orient new incoming transfer students to university program procedures, policy, resources and support. They will meet with prospective transfer and Degree Partnership Program (DPP) students to answer questions about degree programs and requirements and on-campus STEM support resources.
This advisor will also focus on the recruitment and support of prospective students by advising students on COS major programs, experiential learning and extracurricular opportunities, course schedules, scholarship opportunities, and other topics. This advisor will oversee College recruitment efforts of transfer students and underrepresented students in the science disciplines and develop programs and interventions to support students entering the College from nontraditional pathways. The Advisor will be required to travel regularly to Oregon's 17 community college with the purpose of establishing and maintaining connections with advisors, administrators and others to assist with program development, transfer course articulations and recruitment.
The advisor will collaborate with campus partners, including the Division of Undergraduate Studies Transfer Transitions Advisor, and with the 17 Oregon community colleges to facilitate the creation and delivery of programs and interventions that assist in the successful admissions, matriculation and retention of incoming and current transfer students in the College of Science. In partnership with the Division of Undergraduate Studies Transfer Transitions Advisor, the advisor works to educate the College on the needs of transfer students, and will communicate and network with campus partners to assist in the development and coordination of intervention strategies designed to improve academic success and student persistence of transfer students within the College.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. Our distinction lies in the depth of our intellectual engagement and the breadth of our scholarly work in the life, physical, mathematical and computational sciences. We offer internationally recognized programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines: biology, biochemistry and biophysics, biochemistry & molecular biology, biohealth sciences, microbiology, zoology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics. The College affirms its strong commitment to student success, and to integration of disciplinary education, research, communication and professional skills development to create scientists poised for career success and lifelong learning. We will recruit and retain a community of doers who value diversity of thought. Our OneScience community strives for excellence and is always inclusive.
Typically requires Bachelors Degree in field related to work assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Minimum 3-5 years full-time demonstrated experience in academic advising of undergraduate students, admissions, recruitment, student support services, or closely associated field.
Evidence of commitment to educational equity and commitment to promoting and enhancing equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.
Excellent interpersonal communication, written, verbal and public speaking skills.
Ability to interpret, apply and explain complex information.
Ability to provide effective and engaging presentations to large scale groups of prospective and newly admitted students & families.
Ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing advising materials, and communicating with other advisors and program heads.
High level of professionalism, problem solving skills, superior attention to detail, ability to prioritize duties and work independently with minimal supervision, while working within and meeting strict deadlines and navigating a fast-paced environment.
Expertise in MS Office Suite.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf to the University; therefore the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
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 eq seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Regular in-state travel and some evening and weekend work is required.
Salary (Minimum): $31,512
Salary (Maximum): $53,460
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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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.