Graduate Student Services Advisor 3

Riverside, CA
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $43,100 - $64,100
Title: Graduate Student Services Advisor 3
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: CNAS Graduate Stdt Affairs Ctr
Date Posted: 04/06/2017

Position Information: This position has been designated for a Career Ladder recruitment, which means the hiring department can recruit and fill this role at different levels within the position classification series. This position is currently posted as Graduate Student Services Advisor 2 (job #201703246462) and Graduate Student Services Advisor 3 (job #201703246442). Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for their skills. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the level(s) for which they applied. Serves as a member of the CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center advising team. Assists with the operation and improvement of the Center. The position has direct responsibility for two or three of the Graduate Programs within the Center (Applied Statistics; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Entomology; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Plant Biology; Plant Pathology; Statistics; UCR/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology). Carries out curriculum advising; graduate admissions; recruitment and outreach; student enrichment and academic development activities; matriculation and graduation degree checks; and program reporting and evaluation. Responsible for interpretation and implementation of appropriate policies, regulations, and procedures. Works closely with Department Chair or Program Director and Graduate Advisor to develop short-term and long-term goals to meet the advising needs of the growing number of graduate students. Identifies emerging student affairs and programmatic issues and makes recommendations for positive outcomes. The major functional areas of responsibility include: 1) Advising and administration of continuing graduate students; 2) admissions; 3) Recruitment and outreach; 4) Financial support; and 5) Program development and management. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and fairness in administering standards and procedures for the various programs. Advises faculty, staff and students regarding policies and procedures in all aspects of graduate student affairs. Works closely with multiple business offices. Finalists will be required to complete a skills assessment as part of the selection process.

Minimum Requirements: Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
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.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Demonstrated experience working with students in an academic environment and/or post-secondary degree-granting institution. Experience with student academic program administration.
Interpersonal skills.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience supporting a graduate program in a university environment

Knowledge of policies and procedures of the various units supported by the CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center

Knowledge of University of California policies and procedures of administrative service units (i.e. Graduate Division, Registrar's Office, Academic Senate)

Experience with UC Employment practices, policies, and procedures and their application to graduate students

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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