International Student Life Advisor

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International Student Life Advisor Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201810254981 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $40,300 - $59,800 Position Information The International Student Life Advisor provides advising and programming support to international students to promote the success and wellness of students across campus. Identifies student needs, develops learning outcomes and designs and delivers professional intercultural and support programs that facilitate the educational, professional and personal success of international students at UCR. Prepares reports, manages social media and assists the International Affairs communications manager with communications related projects. Contributes to outreach and campus training that provides faculty, staff and students with the resources and skills they need to effectively contribute to an increasingly international campus. In collaboration with the team, conducts targeted outreach to first year graduate and undergraduate international students. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or another related field. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required Experience working with international students and scholars; demonstrated knowledge of their adjustment and support needs. Required Experience developing, facilitating and evaluating support programs, intercultural training and orientation programs for international students or scholars. Required Experience working with Orientation and Peer Mentor Programs. Preferred Working knowledge of student development theory and commitment to its implementation. Preferred Experience living, working or and/or studying abroad. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement In addition to university required background checks, federal government mandated background checks may occasionally be required of the hired candidate. Required Occassional shift work. Required
Minimum Requirements Abilities in problem identification, reasoning.
Skill in communicating effectively and professionally using tact and diplomacy and ability to work effectively as an individual, a team member, and with diverse groups.
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Interpersonal skills.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, written communication and organization skills.
Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

Demonstrated experience in programming and event coordination/management.

Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Skilled with personal computers, printers; word processing, database management and spreadsheet software; social media platforms and website content management.

Demonstrated ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.

Advanced ability to manipulate raw data and create reports and publications for distribution.

Ability to speak a second language.

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.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 12/30/2018
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