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Academic Advisor

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

JOB NUMBER
FULL/PART TIME
SCHEDULE
SALARY

201902258722
Full Time
8AM - 5PM
$44,200 - $87,200

POSITION INFORMATION

Under general direction of the Assistant Dean and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the Graduate School of Education (GSOE), provides fundamental academic advising to all Education Majors and Minors within the Graduate School of Education. Duties include advising, recruitment and outreach; graduation degree checks, assisting in program evaluation and managing and maintaining fieldwork relationships with external constituents. Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures and serve in a confidential advisory capacity to develop short-term and long-term goals. Used independent judgement to identify and resolve issues with broad implications. Regularly engages in analysis and problem solving on critical issues. Functions as an expert and resource, providing consultation to the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and other collaborating staff within the school.

EDUCATION

Education Requirements

DEGREE
REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Required

Master's degree in related area.
Preferred

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE
REQUIREMENT

4 - 7 years of related experience.
Required

Minimum of 5 years of experience in addition to Bachelor's degree; relevant Master's degree and fieldwork may offset 2 years of work experience
Preferred

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Writing skills to independently compose letters, memos, reports, and other written communication for a variety of audiences, using correct spelling, grammar and composition skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including tact, diplomacy, adaptability, and skills in recognizing sensitive situations with people of a diverse range of cultural, social, educational, and religious backgrounds.
Ability to interpret and effectively articulate complex policies and procedures, both orally and in writing. Skill in independently researching questions and making appropriate contacts for problem solving. Strong organizational skills to coordinate and prioritize multiple and complex projects, maintaining strict attention to detail.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Skill in working independently and following through with minimal direction. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, professional staff, campus administrators, and personnel in various campus department and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Ability to multi-task.
Thorough knowledge of department/school/college policies, procedures, and requirements.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to prioritize responsibilities based on value to students, the school, including support for team members in gaining clarity and direction.

Experience supporting an undergraduate program in a university environment. Knowledge of University of California policies and procedures. Ability to effectively extract, compile, analyze, and present pertinent data. Demonstrated experience using on-line student systems.

Lead, encourage and participate in collaboration, consultation and ensure consistency while making significant contributions to a positive work environment.

Role flexibility and ability to adjust to demands of a dynamic work environment including assisting team members in acclimating to environment and workload demands.

Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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