The state's flagship university has opened a search for a full-time Student Ombudsperson. The position reports directly to the Office of the President and will serve as Director of the Office of the Student Ombuds.
Previously, the UT Austin Student Ombuds was a part-time, student-filled position supported by two part-time Assistant Student Ombudspersons that attempted to serve a diverse population of 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Credit goes to the out-going UT Student Ombuds, Brittany Linton, who was instrumental in getting the university to expand the office. The campus also has separate Ombuds programs for faculty and staff.
Applicants for the position must have a bachelor's degree in a related field and three years Ombudsperson experience; or, a graduate degree in student affairs administration, counseling, communication studies, law or similar and experience with dispute resolution or mediation in student affair areas. A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field combined with dispute resolution training and/or organizational ombuds experience, including Ombudsman certification, is preferred. No salary or application deadline indicated. (UT Austin Jobs.)
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