Assistant Director of the Graduate Advising and Student Service Unit

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Assistant Director of the Graduate Advising and Student Service Unit Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202009216223 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $45,300 - $78,400 Position Information Under the general supervision of the Director of Graduate Programs, the Graduate Academic Advisor will advise students in the development of meaningful education plans; promote students' intellectual and personal development; discuss and clarify educational goals; help students to acquire relevant information and university services; interpret institutional, general education, and program requirements; evaluate and monitor student academic progress, course choice, and class schedule in the context of student life and career goals. The Graduate Academic Advisor will engage in the evaluation of student learning progress, career goals, and academic stressors; partner with the School of Business Career Center regarding how course selection interacts with internship and employment plans; analyze student information system data to better understand the academic challenges faced by particular student populations; assists faculty on determining course scheduling needs; evaluate petitions for exceptions. The incumbent will perform advising duties that are based on theories and knowledge of teaching, learning and human development, and reflect developmental advising approaches. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in Counseling, Student Development, Education, or other related area. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Minimum 2 years of experience advising graduate or professional school students. Preferred Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Knowledge of complex U.S. visa and immigration procedures, compliance issues, and employment eligibility /authorization for international students

Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking

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: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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