Life Science Unit I Coordinator

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

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$52,400 - $65,150

Position Information
Under the general direction of the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center Associate Director, and as part of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (CNAS UAAC) the incumbent is responsible for management of a Life Sciences academic advising pod including majors in Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Biology; Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Entomology; Microbiology; Neuroscience; and Plant Biology. Responsible for oversight, management, and supervision of positions charged with creating and implementing appropriate programming to facilitate advising for undergraduates in the Life Sciences majors using the principles of developmental academic advising and knowledge of teaching and learning theory working to promote student development and academic success. Also responsible for academic advising of students in Life Science majors with primary areas of advisor responsibility including advisement of potential and enrolled students; monitoring of each student's progress toward degree completion; informing students, faculty and staff of the policies and procedures pertaining to undergraduate student affairs; referring students to appropriate support services, analyzing academic trends and working with other advisors and departments to meet student advising needs. Responsible for resolution of unusual advising situations including petition review and approval, withdrawal, Education Abroad Program, Planned Undergraduate and Educational Leave Program approvals. Responsible for oversight of development and management of programs designed to enhance academic advising to target population including tracking and increasing CNAS Life Science student persistence, retention and graduation rates. Responsible for reporting student needs and unusual trends to appropriate CNAS college-level administrators to suggest policy changes and inform student management practice. Primary responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, performing performance evaluations and grievance resolution for all managed personnel. The representative combination of job functions is approximately 25% supervising of advising professionals, 40% academic advising of enrolled student majors and recruitment activities,35% program management and development, including other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions. Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflects the relative importance of job responsibilities
Knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position including the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Skill in effectively analyzing and interpreting policies, practices and guidelines for multiple academic programs.
Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) or other equivalent software, the internet, e-mail messaging, and web-based software applications. Demonstrated experience using an online student information system.
Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
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. Demonstrated skill in expressing ideas clearly and convincingly.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Ability to work independently while maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers in a team environment.
Skills in social perceptiveness.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times. Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail. Skill in organizing tasks, documents and materials with efficiency and accuracy.
Ability in persuasion and leadership.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Skill in observing and evaluating outcomes to identify the key issues or redirect efforts.

Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns or tendencies, formulate logical and objective conclusions.

Skill in independently researching questions and making appropriate contacts for problem solving.

Knowledge of the applicable University of California policies and procedures 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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