Career Advancement Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Portland, OREGON
Deadline: ; Open until filled

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Work type:Officer of Administration
Location:Portland, OR
Categories:Academic Advising/Support, Student Life/Services

Department: UO Portland Office of the Vice President
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

September 20, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Initial application review will begin September 20, 2023. Applications received by this time will receive priority. Please attach a current resume and cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please address the following question:

- How have you promoted equity and inclusion in your work, and how do you plan to do so in this role?

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Portland provides a range of academic and student support programs at its campus in Portland. Students at UO Portland are enrolled in professional master's degree programs offered by the College of Design, College of Education, School of Journalism and Communication, and the Lundquist College of Business. Law students can complete their 3rd year of law school on the Portland campus, and a fifth-year undergraduate program is offered in Product Design. The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health will offer an undergraduate degree, and a certificate program, and serve as the home for a robust research portfolio. There are also programs offering professional education and several research centers.

Rooted in inclusive excellence and care, the Office of Student Life and Belonging at UO Portland strives to enrich student experiences by maximizing opportunities for connection, community building, and professional development. We provide a range of support services for students including care and basic needs resources, events, recreation, involvement activities, and on-campus housing. Our office works in close collaboration with units within the UO Division of Student Life, the UO Career Center, the UO Portland Office of the Vice President, University Advancement, the UO Alumni Association, and community partners in support of exceptional student experiences and success.

Position Summary

The Career Advancement Coordinator is a critical member of the UO Portland Student Life and Belonging Team. The position provides career readiness support to UO Portland-based students throughout the academic year and manages the Portland Internship Experience, a 10-week internship program for undergraduate students during the summer.

The coordinator uses social justice and equity-based frameworks to provide comprehensive career coaching and programming to UO Portland’s diverse undergraduate and graduate students in their internship and career development journeys. Coaching may involve one-on-one and/or small group interactions. Students and internship program participants are eager to receive guidance on exploring career options, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and salary and promotion negotiation. The coordinator also maintains and shares career resources such as industry guides, worksheets, templates, job databases, and online tools to supplement career coaching.

The coordinator facilitates the professional development of students and internship participants by designing, promoting, and implementing career-related events, workshops, and networking opportunities. A significant responsibility in this role is the planning and implementation of The Portland Internship Experience (PIE). The coordinator serves as the central hub for campus partners, student interns, and placement sites and oversees the program's daily operations. The coordinator conducts program and event assessments to evaluate success and determine opportunities for improvement, and prepares formal reports for stakeholders.

This is a highly collaborative role involving engagement with campus and community stakeholders on the Portland Campuses and with units at the Eugene Campus. Reporting to the UO Portland Assistant Vice President of Students and Belonging, the coordinator serves as a collaborative member of the UO Portland Student Life and Belonging Team which seeks to integrate critical perspectives, social responsibility, social justice, and anti-racism into their daily practice. The coordinator works in tandem with other team members to support direct services and operational duties associated with UO Portland Student Life and Belonging. To accommodate student activities and events, this position must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree OR Four years of relevant experience in project management, human resources, student services, education, social services, social work, or closely related field; OR a combination of work and post-secondary academic experience equivalent to 4 years (i.e., an Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience).
• Experience with event and/or program planning, delivery, and assessment.
• Knowledge of career advising, coaching, and/or counseling techniques gained through previous experience in human services, social work, leadership development, and/or help-centered roles.

Professional Competencies

• Familiarity with equity-based and/or social justice frameworks, theories, and/or practices.
• Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Proficiency utilizing career services platforms, job search databases, and online resources.
• Demonstrated ability to manage high-pressure, high-profile situations ethically, effectively, efficiently, and consistently; and/or demonstrated crisis management and emergency response skills.
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible and adaptable to change.
• Attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to set priorities, and follow through with tasks.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening, and writing skills.
• Ability to display creativity, initiative, and a positive attitude in carrying out responsibilities.
• Ability to maintain productive relationships with staff, employers, students, alumni, and community partners.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in career counseling, education, human resources, or a related field.
• Strong knowledge of career development theories, job market trends, and employment sectors.
• Experience working with an internship program
• Experience facilitating workshops and presentations to diverse audiences.
• Familiarity with the Portland region, particularly local business and/or non-profit communities.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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