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Multicultural Academic Counselor & Black/African American Retention Specialist

University of Oregon
Job Location:
Eugene, Oregon
Academic Advising
The Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) works to build capacity for UO's global leadership around policies, practices, and programs for equity, inclusion, and diversity. DEI promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources through engagement with the campus and the community. As a part of our efforts, we design and implement campus-wide programs to recruit and retain a diverse community of student, staff, and community partners.

The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) is a unit within DEI where students are empowered, engaged, and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. CMAE is comprised of academic counselors and staff who provide culturally competent, holistic and student-centered advising, coaching, mentoring and support. We develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond. In addition, CMAE staff work collaboratively with campus partners assisting students in making a smooth transition to the UO by serving as campus and community connectors, thereby allowing students to take full advantage of educational, professional and social opportunities on campus. We reaffirm our commitment to all students, including undocumented and tuition equity students.

The Multicultural Academic Counselor advises and supports a diverse student population including Diversity Excellence Scholars, underrepresented students, and students seeking support and advisement. In addition, the position specializes as the Retention Specialist for Black and African American students. Duties include supporting the mission and objectives of CMAE as a central support program on campus, and serve as a campus resource for Black and African American students; assisting students with academic planning, retention and post- graduation planning; collaborating with faculty and staff on campus to support historically under-represented students; and working with other CMAE counselors and campus academic advisors to promote collaborative educational and professional development opportunities for students. This position will also assist CMAE in developing and coordinating academic success resources and programs.
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