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  • Academic Advisor, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

    Duties / Responsibilities

    60% Academic Advising:
    • Provide primary academic advising services for on campus (Corvallis) and Ecampus (online) Biology and Zoology majors, including students in the Marine Biology, Ecology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine options. Advising includes decision-making in coursework for general education (baccalaureate core) and major/minor specific coursework, as well as career advising and professional development.
    • Advise new students during first-year and transfer student orientations.
    • Assist biology and zoology students with general requests such as change of major forms, petitions, referral to appropriate services, etc.
    • Participate in proactive advising interventions. Including potentially 1:1 reach-out to students in response to reports each term.
    • Assist students in navigating academic standing, including seeking reinstatement after suspension from the University.

    30% Program Support:
    • Promote diversity and support equity, justice, and inclusion in the Department of Integrative Biology, School of Life Sciences and College of Science programs, including participation in proactive advising efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds. This position facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
    • Participate in Integrative Biology faculty meetings.
    • Serve on the College of Science Scholarship Committee by reviewing IB scholarship applications.
    • Serve on other university, college, school, or department committees as assigned.
    The following activities are shared across the Integrative Biology (IB) advising team and may or may not be part of the position in any given year.
    • Coordinate and facilitate the delivery and instruction of BI 198 Professional Development I: Biology and Zoology first year course (1 credit) for Biology and Zoology majors (on campus and Ecampus).
    • Co-advise the Integrative Biology Club, some events require evening and weekend hours.
    • Prepare and maintain advising materials such as program bulletins, websites, etc.

    10% Other:
    • Communicate and collaborate with personnel in the Integrative Biology department, the College of Science, Ecampus, and across OSU, as needed.
    • Attend local, regional, and national meetings, as appropriate.
    • Participate in student recruitment activities. Meet with prospective students and parents as part of OSU’s Visit program. Represent OSU and the College of Science at various college fairs, community college visits, and recruiting events for students from marginalized or minoritized communities.
    • Other duties as assigned. Note: Duties may change depending on advising needs.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a life science field or a Bachelor’s degree from any field plus a combination of two years of life science related college course work or relevant professional life science experience.
    • One year of experience in college or university academic advising, or student activities programming, or teaching/counseling of post-secondary individuals. Including at least one aspect of leadership, teamwork, organized planning, and problem-solving.
    • Experience and demonstrated actions working with and successfully supporting diverse populations coming from historically excluded populations, such as racial and ethnic, gender diverse, minoritized sexual identities, abilities, disability, veteran statuses, and socioeconomic levels.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with a diverse group of students and staff through written (electronic and other) and oral communication.
    • Ability to maintain confidential, detailed, and accurate student records.
    • Skilled in Microsoft Suite (or similar program)
    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Work experience related to ecology, biology, animal biology/zoology, or related field.
    • Master’s degree in a life science field or a student services related area, or other graduate level training in a relevant field.
    • Experience with student information system and technology, such as but not limited to Web for Advisors, MyDegrees, Ellucian Banner, and CORE.
    • Experience with web design or graphic design to develop student resources