Job Requisition Number: 27464. This position involves a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department/school/college or organization. Provides assistance to the dean/chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, the evaluation and awarding of fellowships and block grant funds, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs.
50% Academic Advising: Applying professional Student Services concepts, provides a full range of student services to graduate students in programs at the School of Information. Delivers advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress, major requirements, and course selection, schedule, and sequencing. Serves as the first point of contact for student advising through walk-in and scheduled appointments, email, phone, and video conferencing as relevant. Assists students with identifying, navigating, and accessing student resources and campus services. Helps provide traditional campus resources and services to nontraditional students in online master’s programs.
15% Campus Communication: Monitors enrollment and prepares materials advertising courses with available seats to appropriate student populations across campus in order to maximize enrollment. Maintains excellent communication with colleagues in other departments and campus.
10% Student Government Support: Develops new student government initiatives and maintains relationships with student government. Facilitates recruitment for MIDS student representatives three times per year; coordinates Student Affairs staff and student representatives from all School of Information graduate programs; maintains and develops an online presence for student organizations.
10% Financial Aid: Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options.
10% Events: Plans and implements student-related events and activities in coordination with student leadership and external relations staff as needed.
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.*********************************This is an eight-month (80% time), contract***************************
•Experience counseling full time and part time graduate students. •Strong preference for experience working with students in an online degree-granting program. •Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. •Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking. •Ability in problem identification, reasoning. •Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, written communication, organization.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.