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University of Oregon Program Advisor, Multicultural Center in Eugene, Oregon

Program Advisor, Multicultural Center

Apply nowJob no:524496

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department:Division of Equity & Inclusion, Multicultural Center

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$52,000 - $60,000 per year

Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Application Review Begins

October 4, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application packet will contain each of the following (incomplete applications will not be accepted):

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Department Summary

Located in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), the MCC is the home to 26 different student unions and organizations of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO), and is funded by ASUO through incidental fees. The MCC is a unit of DEI, which places a premium on student success by promoting inclusive excellence, ensuring equitable access to opportunities, benefits and resources for all members of campus, particularly students. Other units in DEI include the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), the Center for Diversity and Community (CoDaC), and the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.

The MCC has traditionally served as a hub of activism, connecting students of all races and backgrounds to collaborate around diversity programming and education. The MCC provides space for both formal and informal gatherings, hosts meetings of student unions, provides timely educational and cultural workshops, collaborates around regional conferences, hosts guest speakers and artists, welcomes visiting high school students and student groups; and supports university cultural heritage month programming. The MCC is at the core of fulfilling the university’s mission of student success.

Position Summary

The Program Advisor position is a full-time position within the Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI), responsible for providing leadership, vision, and programmatic oversight to the Multicultural Center (MCC). The Program Advisor supports all of the student unions and student leaders affiliated with the MCC and serves as an advocate, advisor, and educator on key issues pertinent to its mission and services. The Program Advisor collaborates with other DEI staff to establish and engage in mutually-supportive relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners.

The Program Advisor is responsible for leading student-facing components of the University’s diversity framework (IDEAL) by facilitating the implementation of educational programs for students and unions within and outside the MCC, and working to promote the best possible educational environment for all students, particularly those underserved and underrepresented at the UO.

The Program Advisor, a part of the DEI team, reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement (AVP CaCE), and directly hires, trains, and supervises MCC student staff. The Program Advisor is also responsible for developing the MCC’s annual budget, as well as management and oversight of the MCC’s finances and IT needs.

The Program Advisor will have an opportunity to engage a broad group of stakeholders to reevaluate the MCC’s mission amidst a changing social climate and fiscal backdrop, requiring a new model of leadership and support for underrepresented and underserved students at the UO. The MCC aims to model, promote, and reinforce an environment in which students feel a sense of belonging and experience the university as a community committed to their success, health and well-being.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Two years working directly with students or student groups in a higher education setting.

Professional Competencies

• Deep, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with a keen understanding of issues of discrimination, bias, power and prejudice as they apply in a higher education context.

• Knowledge of issues significant to underrepresented and underserved student populations, preferably those across the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

• Demonstrated experience of successfully connecting with and advocating for all students across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic and other identities, while navigating and mediating competing priorities and needs.

• Demonstrated experience mentoring, advising, and advocating for students from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities; developing, empowering, and cultivating a positive community/team culture.

• Strong acumen for customer service and community building, with the agility to establish and maintain strong working relationships with individuals and units across the university and community.

• Excellent administrative, managerial, organizational, event planning, and oral / written communication skills.

• Good listening skills, with the ability to understand issues from multiple viewpoints, respond appropriately, and facilitate shared understanding among diverse individuals and groups.

• Ability to create learning opportunities for students and student staff to develop capacities to sustain and integrate differing perspectives.

• Demonstrated ability to implement evaluations and assessments which inform improved effectiveness of services and programs for students.

• Experience problem-solving complex issues affecting college student development within a decentralized environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in higher education, student services, counseling, or related field.

• Subject matter expertise in one or more areas of conflict resolution, cultural agility, coalition building, anti-racism, and related issues.

• Experience developing and managing budgets.

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 atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 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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Advertised:16 Aug 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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