The Chemistry Department is a large and complex academic and research department located in the College of Letters and Science. The department has state and extramural funds with expenditures of approximately $28M annually including $8M in organized research. There are 33 staff members, 42 senate faculty, 4 continuing lecturers, many Federation appointees, Emeritus Faculty, Postdocs, Pre-Six Lecturers, and 250 graduate students and 750 undergraduate majors.
Under direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Chemistry Department responsible for management and leadership for the Student Services team which includes one Undergraduate Advisor, one Graduate Program Coordinator, one T32 Training Grant Coordinator and one Student Services Coordinator. Provide supervision and leadership for planning, coordination, implementation and assessment for advising, recruitment, retention and outreach. Manage the academic programs housed within the department. Provide advising and counseling to undergraduate students.
Provide expert consultation to faculty, advising staff and CAO on graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Implement and interpret complex University, Academic Senate, and Registrar rules and regulations governing specific program and major requirements and the academic student records.
Develop advising assessment tools and strategies; create professional development activities for advisors; and work with the Campus Executive Director of Academic Advising to implement campus-wide academic advising initiatives.
Act as the representative of the unit in discussions with other student-oriented units across campus, including the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, the Student Disability Center, Financial Aid Office, Study Abroad Program, Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Education, Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services, Undergraduate Research Center, Educational Opportunity Program, Center for Leadership and Learning and the Internship and Career Center.
$3,733.33/mo. - $7,508.33/mo.
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Ability to work at desk for several hours at a time.
Ability to lift up-to 25 pounds.
On occasion work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, with varied lunch hours as necessary.
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Baccalaureate degree in education, psychology, sociology, counseling related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience supervising professional staff and leading efforts in teambuilding and program development within a university setting.
Experience advising undergraduate and graduate students in a University setting including academic planning and course selection techniques, study skills, and policies and procedures.
Interpersonal, communication, public presentation and effective listening skills to interact positively and cooperatively with students, parents, faculty, administrators, staff and the general public; and to provide guidance to emotionally upset students and parents.
Problem solving skills to identify and document patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet those needs.
Writing, editing and proofreading skills to answer correspondence, write reports, and develop information materials as well as computer skills using software programs for word processing, maintaining databases, and accessing student information.
Knowledge and experience with the rules and regulations governing undergraduate education as set by the Academic Senate as well as knowledge of university, college, major, design, general education and requirements and their application to specific programs of major.
Experience assessing college transcripts and accurately calculating course grades and grade point averages, balances and deficiencies.
Knowledge of transfer admissions criteria and applicability of credit from other institutions; course registration and procedures and other information and available forms
Experience with BANNER, OASIS, Degree Certification, MyDegree, ICMS, CANVAS and other campus systems that support student services.
Knowledge of statewide, national and international college and university programs and resources.
Experience developing curriculum, staff development training and workshops.
Knowledge of assessment.
Knowledge of UC policies regarding affirmative action and privacy of information.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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