Academic Advisor

Riverside, Riverside County
Apr 07, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Salary: $40,159 - $61,230
Title: Academic Advisor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Psychology
Date Posted: 02/04/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under the direction of the Student Academic Affairs office and under general department supervision, the position provides fundamental academic advising to undergraduate majors in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Psychology/Law and Society. Under closer supervision, uses principles of developmental academic advising and knowledge of teaching and learning theory to promote academic, career and life goals in an effort to support student retention, timeliness to degree, academic success, as well as intellectual and personal development.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and academic advising or related experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duitie assigned to the position.

Experience working with students in a university setting
Articulation skills to listen and advise/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment.

Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction in a busy environment with multiple interruptions without losing composure; sensitive to students' needs and concerns

Good interpersonal skills to communicate with and listen actively to Deans, faculty, staff, students, and the public. Ability to interact successfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds using diplomacy and tact. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information being processed or viewed.

Excellent writing skills necessary for drafting official department letters, reports, etc. and mathematical skills sufficient to calculate ratios and percentages (e.g., GPAs).

Ability to identify problems and make recommendations regarding working policies and procedures and to organize and prioritize to meet changing and fixed deadlines

Advanced computer knowledge with the ability to understand and learn new applications

Demonstrated knowledge of student records systems

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and academic advising experience

Thorough knowledge of University policies and procedures, department policies, and Academic Senate policies as related to student academic affairs, admissions, and course structuring.

Ability to extract, compile, analyze, and present pertinent data effectively.

Demonstrated experience with UCR's online Student Information System (SIS+)

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