Graduate Student Affairs Officer 2

Riverside, CA
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $40,300 - $59,800
Title: Graduate Student Affairs Officer 2
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: History
Date Posted: 10/04/2017

Position Information: This position serves as the Graduate Student Affairs Officer for the Department of History under the general direction of the CHASS Divisional FAO, Faculty Graduate Student Advisor, Department Chair, and Department manager 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. Working closely with the Department Chair, Vice Chair/TA Coordinator, Faculty Grad Advisor, and Faculty Grad Financial Officer and faculty to develop short-term and long-term goals to meet the advising needs of the growing number of graduate students, Identify emerging student affairs and programmatic issues, and make 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 maintain fairness in administering standards and procedures for the programs. Advises faculty, staff and students regarding policies and procedures in all aspects of graduate student affairs. 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 Student Services Advisor 3 (job#201709261381) and Student Services Advisor 2 (job #201709271481). Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for their skills and experience. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the level(s) for which they applied. If you wish to be considered in both pools or are unsure, please apply for both positions.

Minimum Requirements: Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.
Interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

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

Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Experience supporting a graduate program in a university environment. Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws such as FERPA. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the various units supported by the college. Knowledge of and experience with the University of California policies and procedures of administrative service units (i.e., Graduate Division, Registrar's Office, Academic Senate) and employment practices, policies, and procedures and their application to graduate students. Demonstrated experience using student records systems for articulation, transcript evaluation, and degree certification. Experience in using UCR on-line applications such as on-line student information, course registration, course maintenance, data query, and teaching evaluation systems. Skill in moving data to and from different software applications, and skill in organizing, summarizing, and analyzing data for presentation in a clear and comprehensive manner.

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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