Biomedical Sciences Advisor/Admissions Counselor

Riverside, CA
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $40,300 - $69,600
Title: Biomedical Sciences Advisor/Admissions Counselor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: SOM - Student Affairs
Date Posted: 09/25/2017

Position Information: Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Chair of the Division of Biomedical Sciences and the Director of Student Affairs, this position is responsible for performing advanced professional assignments involving a wide range of student services for the School of Medicine. The primary areas of responsibility include: outreach, recruitment, admissions, advising, program development and management of the Biomedical Sciences graduate program within the School of Medicine; the services offered by this area are essential to the SOM core teaching and learning mission.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and UC regulations pertaining to student records and confidentiality, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Excellent writing skills to produce spreadsheets, reports, instructional brochures, booklets, handout materials, and various forms of communication including promotional information, website content, announcements, correspondence, etc.
Demonstrated organization and prioritization skills necessary to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
Interpersonal skills.
Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications, online business systems and online student information systems. Demonstrated experience working in a student information/records system.
Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.

Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

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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