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Graduate Student Advisor

Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number 2009480

Recruitment Type Open

Job Title Graduate Student Advisor

Division Engineering [319]

Department Graduate Advising

Hiring Unit BSOE

Job Open Date 04-30-2020

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 05-14-2020

Appointment Type Career [2]

Start Date Immediate Opening

End Date None

Shift Differential No

Furlough No

Furlough time period

Schedule Full time

Days per week 5

Average hours per day 8

Percent of Time 100%

Fixed or Variable* Fixed

Average hours per week 40

Days of the week Monday-Friday

Shift Days

Additional Comments This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.

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Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed.

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Salary Information Salary Range: $60,000-65,000/annually.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits Eligibility This position is eligible for Full benefits.

Classification Student Services Advisor 4 [4576]

Personnel Program Professional Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade 21

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Summary Statement The Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) is a dynamic professional school environment with a strong focus on expanding graduate programs at the MS and PhD levels. Faculty and graduate students come to BSOE from all over the world, bringing a global perspective to emerging challenges in 21st Century engineering education, and creating a culturally and intellectually diverse community for collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The Office of Graduate Student Affairs in BSOE is responsible and accountable for the overall development, management and coordination of all programmatic activities and support services related to graduate programs. This wide scope of responsibility requires extensive knowledge of pertinent policies and procedures pertaining to graduate education at UCSC generally and BSOE specifically, as well as the ability to interact and problem solve directly with faculty and graduate students in various BSOE programs. Each BSOE graduate program is unique, with separate requirements and distinct tracks of study, which requires the incumbents to move seamlessly between programs while ensuring consolidated and cooperative services for all graduate students.

BSOE faculty significantly rely on the Office of Graduate Student Affairs to independently manage support services, coordinate policy implementation, correctly interpret and apply policies and procedures, advise faculty on issues requiring direct faculty involvement, ensure graduate student welfare, manage resources, and guide the continued expansion of BSOE graduate programs in accordance with academic planning goals.

Under general direction of the Director of Graduate Student Affairs, the incumbent will serve as primary administrative manager of all matters related to existing graduate degree programs in the Computational Media Department. The location of this position will be 80% on main campus and 20% at the Silicon Valley Campus to advise students enrolled in our Professional MS programs.

Qualifications / Competencies Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience in higher education.

Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.

Demonstrated ability to work independently exercising initiative and judgement in the performance of responsibilities. Strong leadership, organizational, negotiation, decision making and management skills.

Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

Ability to manage, and accurately document use of, financial resources in compliance with University requirements.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize work and resolve both complex and routine problems in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and work with frequent interruptions and distractions.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, including individuals from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Experience serving and supporting graduate students.

Special Conditions of Employment Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Critical position requiring background check(s)* Yes

Background check(s) required Criminal History Review

If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the type here:

Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program* No

For More Information See: soe.ucsc.edu

Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach Resume
Cover Letter
Optional Doc #1
Optional Doc #2
Optional Doc #3

Quicklink to Posting
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JOB DUTIES

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30 Graduate Student Counseling & Advisement Serve as lead advisor for graduate students in primary department(s), and provide back-up assistance as needed in support of the other graduate advising staff. Independently advise students and resolve student-related issues on the full range of academic issues and other matters. Assess student needs, goals, problems, and personal adjustments relating to or affecting their academic performance, including sensitive and confidential student welfare issues - resolution of which contributes to graduate student retention.

Counsel and advise continuing and on-leave students regarding degree requirements and programs, course selection, professional goals, academic probation, corrective action and/or dismissal, leaves, sub-specialties within the degree programs and cooperative programs, transfer credits, and exceptions to requirements.

Provide customized support and outreach with respect to students enrolled in any professional degree programs within the primary departments served, including advising students via periodic visits to

Keywords: University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz , Graduate Student Advisor, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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