Job Requisition Number: 26077. The School of Information is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our multi-disciplinary faculty conduct research in the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions.
We offer three professional master’s degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our MIDS and MICS programs are online degrees designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of Data Science and Cybersecurity, respectively. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.
The Assistant Director of Student Affairs fills a key role in the School of Information by supporting the Director of Student Affairs, planning and implementing student services for all I School graduate students, devising annual curriculum plans, overseeing course registration, optimizing enrollment and waitlist capacities, assisting with the academic student employee appointment process, and making registration and enrollment policy recommendations.
35% Scheduling and Enrollment Management •Serves as the primary course scheduler for all courses in the CYBER, DATASCI and INFO course codes. •Predicts and optimizes course enrollment and waitlists throughout each registration process; reports on enrollment trends to the dean and senior leadership at appropriate intervals and recommends policy or process changes as necessary. •Works with academic program directors to predict necessary staffing for temporary academic staff (e.g. lecturers, postdocs and academic student employees). •Coordinates with faculty to schedule and enroll classes; recommends solution to complex scheduling issues. •Serves as backup concurrent enrollment manager. •Provides specialized academic advising in complex enrollment situations to students.
30% Program Management: •In collaboration with Director of Student Affairs and Associate Dean, manages the curriculum planning and enrollment process for all degree programs. •Assists with academic student employee appointments as necessary. •Designs and delivers webinars and workshops to prospective and current students as needed. •Supervises and manages student assistants. •Liaisons with Office of the Registrar. •Reviews annual Berkeley Academic Guide and recommends updates as needed.
25% Academic Advising: Applying professional Student Services concepts, provides a full range of student services to graduate students in the MIMS, MIDS, and PhD programs at the School of Information. •Reviews student performance and delivers advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress, requirements for program completion, and course selection and sequencing. •Advises faculty on I School, Graduate Division, and University policies, procedures, and requirements for degree/program completion. •Identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions. Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination.
5% Policy Recommendations: Within the School of Information, provides and makes recommendations for the improvement of the MIMS, MIDS, MICS and Ph.D. programs in the areas of curriculum, enrollment, and scheduling.
5% Development: Develop and participate in staff development, including working on special programs as assigned, attending classes which will enhance expertise in job areas, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate, and participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service.•Working knowledge of student advising and counseling techniques. •Expert knowledge of relevant software and systems (e.g. Excel) to manage large amounts of data. •Expert knowledge of University and School principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. •Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. •Ability in problem identification, reasoning. •Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. •Familiarity with online degree program administration. •Experience collaborating with student government representatives. •Familiarity with needs and expectations of professional master’s students and academic doctoral students. •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
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