Academic Advisor

Riverside, CA
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$43,100 - $64,100

Position Information
Under the general direction of the Student Academic Affairs office and the unit's Financial & Administrative Officer, the successful candidate is responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate student affairs functions of the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Sociology. The position provides academic advising to students seeking readmission to the College, primarily those students enrolled through UCR Extension Concurrent Enrollment. Uses principles of developmental academic advising and knowledge of teaching and learning theory to promote academic, career and life goals in an effort to support student retention, timeliness to degree, academic success, as well as intellectual and personal development. Researches, interprets, applies and clarifies University policy in this area and exercises independent judgment in day-to-day student affairs and advising matters.

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions.
Ability to relate to individuals and groups of students using communication, counseling, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work with students in a wide range of majors
Understanding and knowledge of teaching, learning, and human development theories.
Knowledge of characteristics of university students and an understanding of multicultural differences.
Ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors. Skill in independently composing letters, memos, reports, and other written communication materials using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing, and proofreading skills.
Ability to multi-task.
Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflects the relative importance of job responsibilities.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Experience working with students in a university setting.
Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail. Skill in organizing tasks, documents and materials with efficiency and accuracy.
Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,Access) or other equivalent software, the internet, email messaging, and web-based software applications. Demonstrated experience using an online student information system Advanced computer knowledge with the ability to understand and learn new on-line programs.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
Ability to extract, compile, analyze, and present pertinent data effectively.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times. Knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position including the Federal Education Rights and PrivacyAct (FERPA).
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Demonstrated experience using an online student information system, such as Student Information System (SIS+).

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the applicable University of California policies governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position.

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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