Academic Counselor (Req. 29338)

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Academic Counselor  (Req. 29338)

The Academic Counselor (payroll title of Students Affairs Officer 3 Exempt) provides individual and group counseling to AAP undergraduate students in the areas of academic, social, personal, and resource advising.

Major responsibilities of the Academic Counselor in addition to the academic advising include: be a team leader, supervisor, and mentor to student peer counselors, conduct student assessments, participate in the development, management, and evaluation of AAP counseling and student service programs, participate in outreach activities and evaluating student petitions and determine decisions. Will also serve as an AAP liaison to assigned campus and community organizations that work with the AAP student population. This position reports to the AAP Associate Director for Counseling.

The Academic Advancement Program provides innovative programs and services to undergraduates from diverse populations who have been historically underserved by higher education. AAP programs and services include peer learning, College counseling, mentoring, scholarship and research opportunities to support the academic success, retention and graduation of the program's students. AAP is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education within the UCLA College.  


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 29338   AA/EEO

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience to effectively counsel and advise students with professional, academic and/or personal questions and concerns.
  • Detailed knowledge of University and College academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge of campus and community resources for students.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and generating alternatives in order to improve operational processes.
  • Ability to organize and conduct group presentations to provide information and explain policies and procedures to various constituencies.
  • Supervisory skills to hire, train, develop and evaluate performance of subordinates to elicit high degree of professionalism and performance.
  • Working knowledge or ability to use UCLA's online academic student information system (OASIS), Counselor Desktop, and other online systems used for academic advising/counseling.
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and statistics regarding assigned programs.
  • Must be able to maintain a regular schedule and on-time attendance. May need to work on weekends or evenings as needed.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -




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Job No: 29338
Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 3/5/2019
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