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Graduate Student Advisor

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles

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Graduate Student Advisor
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 36167
Salary: $21.02 - $46.98 hourly

Position Description:
Reporting to the Management Services Officer (MSO), the Graduate Student Advisor coordinates, plans, develops, implements, and modifies policies and procedures for efficient operation of all aspects of the graduate office of the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies (CCAS). These activities are done in consultation with the faculty Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), the MSO and other faculty members on the graduate-related committees. The department has a graduate student population of approximately 35-50 students and receives inquiries about graduate studies from approximately 300 prospective students per year. The incumbent also advises graduate students on the department and Graduate Division rules and regulations, and facilitates graduate student training and funding by counseling current and prospective graduate students; works closely with administrators, faculty and staff, teaching assistants, and graduate students at all levels of the program. Major functions include managing a budget for graduate student support, as well as conference travel funding, administering all aspects of prospective graduate student application and recruitment activities, administering all aspects of the Admission Committee, as well as the Graduate Committee which reviews the Master's process and student progress and graduate program requirements pertaining to both MA and PhD degrees, and administers all aspects of the PhD program, including monitoring the fulfillment of course requirements, the Dissertation Proposal Defense, and the final dissertation process. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the assignment and recruitment of academic apprentice personnel (Teaching Assistants, Readers, etc.) and works closely with other areas on campus to recruit academic apprentice personnel from other departments to fill available spots as needed.

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Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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