MSE/CEN Graduate Program Advisor

Riverside, Riverside County
Feb 04, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Salary: $36,500 - $46,081
Title: MSE/CEN Graduate Program Advisor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Engineering - Dean's Office
Date Posted: 02/03/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
The Bourns College of Engineering is seeking a Graduate Program Advisor for our MSE/CEN Programs. This position is responsible for all aspects of the MSE and CEN Graduate Programs Support including advisement of graduate applicants regarding the admission process, including necessary documentation to support the applications; receive and review graduate applications; evaluate graduate student credential evaluations submitted in support of admission; counsel admitted domestic and international applicants regarding verification of financial support documentation; prepare all letters of notification necessary during application process; maintain current graduate student academic records and student records input through Student Information Systems (SIS) and stand-alone databases; advises students on course selection, communicating policies to a diverse group, acting as the liaison between the program/department and the Graduate Division on various issues, and working with the FAO/MSO's to ensure graduate student funding and employment matters are in compliance. Act as a resource for other college programs, departments and centers.
Minimum Requirements:
Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Demonstrated and progressive experience in establishing priorities, originating actions, long range planning, completing multiple tasks and handling a demanding workload.

Analytical skills to review, research , and recommend changes to programs or alternative solutions to problems. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Ability to interpret and effectively articulate complex policies and procedures, both orally and in writing. Strong organizational skills, including experience organizing and maintaining complex filing systems and reference documents.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet time lines and schedules. Ability to organize and prioritize work load, with multiple tasks and complete diverse projects with firm deadlines. Skill in performing effectively under a fluctuating workload. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and personnel in other campus units.

Advanced writing skills which include: Skill to independently compose letters, memos, reports, and other written communication materials, for a variety of audiences, using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing and proofreading skills.

Demonstrated computer skills, including word processing, database maintenance, spreadsheet software, and web research and applications.

Demonstrated experience in an academic environment.

Experience in using University on-line applications such as on-line student information, course registration, course maintenance, data query, and teaching evaluation systems.

Experience working with students in an academic environment and/or post-secondary degree-granting institutions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors degree strongly preferred and/or related experience.

Knowledge of the applicable UC regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the job including knowledge and application of applicable federal laws such as Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Thorough knowledge of University Policies and Procedures relating to UC Graduate Student Affairs Admissions, Recruitment, and Graduation.

Experience supporting a graduate program in a university environment.

Demonstrated experience in using UCR on-line applications
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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview