Undergraduate Major Advisor (4545U) - 27362
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. Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 12, 2019 Departmental Overview
Located within the world's finest public university and one of the most diverse regions in the nation, the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare strives to transform the systems that perpetuate poverty and social disadvantage. Berkeley Social Welfare develops effective leaders and scholars committed to solving complex social problems; produces, disseminates and utilizes research to improve social-service delivery and policy through critical thinking and evidence-based knowledge; and prepares the next generation of culturally-competent social workers, researchers and teachers dedicated to serving the most vulnerable members of our society. Responsibilities Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the department and/or college.
Informs students of prerequisites and requirements for the major; monitors academic progress towards completion of degree.
Provides advice and assistance to students regarding declaring the Social Welfare major, alternative academic options, scheduling conflicts, and similar issues.
Advises on moderately complex issues such as multiple degrees, or withdrawal from the University.
Advises students on a wide range of course possibilities and/or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined.
Develops, organizes and conducts regular scheduled program information sessions throughout the year.
Conducts regularly scheduled Golden Bear Orientation sessions in collaboration with L&S Undergraduate Advising and New Student Services.
Keeps students informed via electronic and other communication means of course information and changes, service learning opportunities, graduate courses open to undergraduates, campus and program deadlines, and other timely and/or important information relevant to majors.
Advises on complex transfers from other institutions such as those in the midst of advanced degree completion and course in other programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to Social Welfare and/or L&S requirements referring to Director of Student Services or Undergraduate Committee Chair as needed.
Identifies students with GPA or other academic progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department.
Advises on special eligibility requirements such as Honors programs; scholarships; undergraduate research opportunities; study abroad; and other special academic or co-curricular programs for undergraduate students.
Confirms that students have met requirements for declaring the Social Welfare major or for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
Advises students on and accepts and screens requests to declare Social Welfare major; determines eligibility to declare the major; executes updates to Academic Plan e-forms in the campus SIS (Student Information System).
Certifies graduation Degree List each term to the L&S Evaluation Unit.
Participates in planning academic curriculum in collaboration with Director of Student Services and with other departments, to ensure student's progress through course sequences, avoid conflicts, and ensure compliance with campus-wide policies.
Serves as designated Enrollment Manager for all Social Welfare courses and enrollment transactions in the campus SIS (Student Information System); enforces enrollment rules and resolves invalid enrollments; processes wait-list enrollments and communicates with students on status of enrollments.
Liaisons with Summer Sessions Office regarding summer enrollments; develops and executes marketing plan for Summer Sessions activities.
Coordinates undergraduate Special Studies courses: assists students with preparing proposals and facilitate/route for approval; works collaboratively with Department Scheduler to schedule and arrange meeting times for special study courses.
Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other units (e.g., University Health Service, Disabled Students Program, Colleges and Schools, Transfer Student Center, academic departments, etc.).
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities.
Strong knowledge or ability to master University-specific computer applications and student information system (SIS) programs and major office, database, and internet software packages.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Ability to multi-task.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations; ability to work in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Absolute reliability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
Absolute ability to maintain confidentiality per Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Strongly prefer a minimum of two years' experience in college student academic advising, or a master's degree in counseling, higher education, student affairs, student development, or closely related field.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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