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John Muir College is one of six undergraduate colleges at UC San Diego and is home to approximately 4,000 students. Named for environmentalist, nature writer and Sierra Club founder, John Muir, Muir College stresses the spirit of individual choice and responsibility within the framework of a welcoming and supportive community.
Under general supervision of the Dean of Academic Advising, the incumbent will be responsible for professional academic advising/counseling of undergraduate students ranging from freshmen to seniors. Independently review petitions and requests for exceptions to general education requirements and college policies following broad guidelines. Interpret and enforce academic policies and procedures of the college and university. Participate in college freshman orientation programs and in the training and development of orientation leaders.
Shares responsibility for coordinating, developing, and assessing transfer orientation program and needs of transfer students, including selection and training of transfer orientation leaders. Act as liaison to the office of Admissions and Enrollment Services and the general campus regarding issues for transfer students, student veterans, and active duty military. Assist Dean of Academic Advising in data collection and assessment of advising program. Coordinate college honors programs. Interact with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, parents, and the general public.
Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work (i.e., Orientation, Commencement, Family Day, and other college-sponsored events).
Experience with academic advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools. Excellent counseling and advising techniques, including active listening, interviewing, and referral, and a thorough understanding of their appropriate use in an institutional setting and with a demonstrated knowledge of theories and principles of institutions of higher education.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements. Proven ability to independently analyze, interpret, apply and explain a variety of broadly defined college, departmental and campus academic policies and procedures including course articulation. Ability to meet University and department standards for attendance and embrace and follow the UCSD Principles of Community.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. Skills and abilities in problem solving and conflict resolution with the ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.
Excellent skills in evaluating academic data and academic records and make analytical decisions and determine course of action within established policies and guidelines as appropriate.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Skills in identifying needs, concerns and problems of groups and individuals and take immediate and appropriate action to provide support and guidance.
Ability to multitask. Strong experience in program development/event planning, implementation and assessment intended to meet the needs of target populations; with additional ability to organize and conduct meetings, panel discussions, programs and workshops.
Excellent personal and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate in a professional manner. Ability to work as a team member integrating functions with those of other staff members. Ability to provide effective training and work direction to new staff members and student staff.
Strong skill in using standard office computer technology for word processing, email and student tracking and monitoring systems (including MS office applications, internet technology and web based systems). Ability to update and maintain those skills as required.
Ability to identify issues and information requiring confidentiality along with related University policies, and the ability to maintain that confidentiality.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.