University Honors Counselor: Academic & Enrollment Services

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University Honors Counselor: Academic & Enrollment Services Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201901297784 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $60,100 - $118,300 Position Information The University Honors Counselor: Academic & Enrollment Services is responsible for leading the admissions process for University Honors, including incoming first-year students, continuing second-year and third-year students, and incoming transfer students; planning and implementing the University Honors online orientation module; interacting with academic departments and faculty members across campus, as well as University Honors Faculty Fellows, to propose and revise courses, determine course offerings, recruit course instructors, and schedule courses; collecting, analyzing, and maintaining data in support of the evaluation and assessment of programmatic and student learning outcomes; and contributing to the composition of reports, proposals, and manuscripts related to University Honors. The incumbent is responsible for providing counseling services to a diverse caseload of approximately 250 University Honors students, while using the principles of developmental advising and advanced knowledge of teaching and learning theory to promote student development and academic success to University Honors students by guiding them in making a successful transition to university-level academics; satisfying University Honors requirements and responsibilities; developing leadership and team-building skills; participating in campus and community service; pursuing involvement in high-impact educational experiences; conducting undergraduate research; and completing a capstone project. The incumbent serves as a recognized resource for high-achieving, undergraduate, student-success programs, especially with a student population that has great diversity and high numbers of low-income and first-generation students, and is responsible for the leadership, operation, and effectiveness of the academic and enrollment services provided by University Honors to faculty, staff, and students. Provost organization career employees at UC Riverside who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of candidates from within the organizational unit is not identified, qualified candidates from the campus, UC system, or external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.Budgeted amount for this position is up to $74,650.00 depending on qualifications. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree in related area Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Advanced knowledge on research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).
Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
Skills in judgment and decision-making.
Knowledge of academic curricula.
Advanced knowledge of a broad academic discipline or learning needs of a broad student category.
Interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
Advanced knowledge in theoretical concepts of adult learning. Knowledge on methodologies to enhance student success.
Advanced knowledge of specific learning styles, linguistic issues. Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and direct workload to meet departmental objectives and required deadlines.
Thorough knowledge of developmental advising and counseling techniques.
Demonstrated ability to analyze data and policy issues and form solid recommendations and proposals.
Demonstrated experience leading a student affairs function, or equivalent, in a research university environment.
Knowledge of methodologies to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of student success programs and services.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail messaging, web-based software applications, and a student information system.
Demonstrated experience with admissions, orientation, curriculum, and/or course scheduling in a research university environment.
Preferred Qualifications Supervisory skills to hire, train, and provide coaching and guidance to student workers and student interns.

May require knowledge of NCAA policies, rules, and regulations.

Experience establishing, evaluating, and assessing programmatic and student learning outcomes for high-achieving students.

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: 4/17/2019
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