FIG Advisor

$37,000 yearly
  • University of Oregon
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • Jul 16, 2021
Full time Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt. Extension & Outreach Human Resources & Affirmative Action Student Affairs

Job Description


FIG Advisor

Job no: 527740
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Business Administration/Management, Student Life/Services

Department: First-Year Programs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starts at $37,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
July 26, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
A resume
A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting. Please describe your experience with first-year experience programs and peer mentors in your cover letter
The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers

Department Summary
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement, and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

The FIG Program provides new UO freshman students the opportunity to connect with faculty and other new students through small 1-credit interdisciplinary College Connections courses and activities. The program is designed to promote the educational mission of the institution and build relationships with faculty and students to enhance the students' overall educational experience. Approximately 1,200 students and 60+ faculty participate in FIG courses each year.

Position Summary
The FIG Advisor is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and supervising more than 50 student teaching assistants - including facilitating weekly supervisory staff meetings and individual student appointments/check-ins. This position regularly makes independent program decisions, interprets and advises the FIG staff regarding University plans and policy, implements recruitment programs for incoming students, helps design and facilitate training workshops and other sessions for FIG assistants, and orchestrates several large annual events. This position also participates in UO outreach programs to local high schools. The FIG Advisor position has the budgetary authority to allocate funds for promotional materials, FIG Assistant events, and other programmatic needs. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the FIG Program.

The FIG Advisor is a vital member of the FIG Program team and must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, creating a welcoming and professional atmosphere in the office. This person also must be culturally competent and possess the ability and commitment to work with students (prospective and enrolled), families, faculty, and community partners from diverse backgrounds.

This position will be required to travel and work nights/weekends as assigned or directed. This position will require a valid driver's license and ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification.

Advisors must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education
Prior experience representing the UO or other institution as a student leader in a paid or unpaid role

Professional Competencies
A broad working knowledge of student development principles
Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g., low-socioeconomic, first generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals)
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Strong evidence of ability to set operational goals from strategic plans
Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and time sensitive environment
Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; resolving issues, problems, or situations
Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar); ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
Knowledge of university policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to relate with prospective students via positive personal experiences from the student and campus community angles
Familiarity with the UO FIG Program and campus resources

Application Details

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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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