College Advisor

Riverside, CA
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$44,200 - $55,000

Position Information
Under the general direction of the Lead Academic Advisor/Assistant Director in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, the position provides fundamental academic advising to prospective and current undergraduate students and uses the principles of developmental academic advising and a knowledge of teaching and learning theory to promote academic, career and life goals in an effort to support student academic success, retention, timeliness to degree and intellectual and personal development. This position is responsible for one or more programs such as, CNAS Transition Advising program, CNAS articulation officer, CNAS Scholarship and awards program and the CNAS Commencement programmer. This is a career position limited to three years with the possibility of review for continuation based on departmental project & operational needs.

Minimum Requirements
Ability to multi-task.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Knowledge in and ability to counsel and advise students in higher education.
Knowledge and ability to discern the regulations of FERPA.
Demonstrated knowledge of Student Information Systems ( Banner).
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong communication skills including speaking with clarity to individuals as well as conducting presentations for groups of 50-300.

Ability to train and hire peer mentors for programs as needed.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

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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