Job Requisition Number: 25653. The Graduate Division oversees graduate admissions, fellowships, grants, academic employment, preparation for teaching, mentoring activities, professional development, academic progress, and degree milestones. The deans and staff of the Graduate Division advise students, departmental faculty and staff, and campus leadership on all policy and procedural matters related to graduate studies at Berkeley.
•Coordinates with departments, Schools, and Colleges to ensure accurate entry and disbursement of fellowships (Graduate Division, external, and departmental) and fee remissions. Advises departments and students on fellowship and appointment procedures and policies. •Coordinates, administers, evaluates, and reports on government, agency, and university fellowship programs. Disburses funds per program rules and consults with external agencies on procedural, policy, and eligibility issues. Oversees processing of fellowship/grant applications and selection of recipients. Interprets regulations and develops or recommends procedures to ensure compliance and accurate aid delivery •Utilizes database queries and reports to monitor program expenses and identify compliance issues. Coordinates with students and departments to address and resolve violations. •Provides individual counseling on complex and sensitive fellowship and appointment matters. Processes and makes recommendations on requests for exceptions to fellowship and appointment policies. •Coordinates and creates content for outreach services to prospective and current students, including web content on funding resources for doctoral study.•Working knowledge of policies and practices in the area of graduate student funding (fellowships and student academic appointments). •Experience with student financial aid and billing systems; proficiency in or ability to quickly master applicable campus systems (SIS Campus Solutions Financial Aid and Student Financials modules). •Ability to acquire specialized knowledge of a variety of award programs. •Analytical thinking skills: ability to interpret and evaluate policies, identify issues and conflicts, consider alternative approaches, and develop proposals. Commitment to ensuring compliance and ongoing policy and procedural improvements. •Ability to calculate financial aid with attention to detail and accuracy. •Organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills: ability to convey complex requirements clearly, to propose new policies and processes, and to communicate with nuance and sensitivity. •Active listening and interpersonal skills; customer service orientation and experience in student advising and counseling. •Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience/training
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