Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 12721

Reports To: STDT SVC MGR 1

Working Title: Student Programs Specialist

Department: Physical Sciences Deans Office

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004500

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The UCI School of Physical Sciences delivers scientific breakthroughs that reshape our understanding of the physical world and provide solutions to the most profound problems of our age. The school does this by asking hard questions, by setting visionary goals, and by fostering interdisciplinary research. Our students are equipped with a premier education, a drive to unearth new knowledge, and the skills to lead the scientific revolutions of the future. The Physical Sciences Student Affairs office provides a full range of academic counseling services to undergraduate students in Chemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Physical Sciences Undeclared/Unaffiliated. In addition, the office is available for non-majors who need assistance with issues involving service and General Education courses in the Physical Sciences or who are interested in Physical Sciences programs.

Conceives, develops, proposes, implements, and maintains academic programs and communications to targeted student groups that will enhance student academic success, foster student interaction, and networking, including: student athletes, URM, first-generation, low-income, and international undergraduate physical sciences majors. Manages ZotChat - Physical Sciences online advising system; produces analytics and develops recommendations for improvement. Oversee and advise the CAMP and Summer Bridge populations. Provides academic and administrative support to the Eddleman Quantum Institute (EQI) including academic program development, marketing and event planning for student recruitment, courses, and programs for students interested in quantum sciences.

Compensation Range:

$21.98 - $24.42

Department Website:


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement.

Knowledge of current and theoretical models, that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g. discipline specific; student-population specific), and trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.

Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs. Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.

Developed knowledge of specific learning theory, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students.

Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills.

Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.

Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems


Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, training and career development, and how they apply to a research institution.

Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.

Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.

Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents. Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine 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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 11/11/2032
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