Academic Advisor

Riverside, Riverside County
May 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Salary: $44,150 - $67,336
Title: Academic Advisor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Econ/Poli Sci Admin Unit
Date Posted: 05/02/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under the general supervision of the Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO) of the Economics/Political Science Administrative Unit and under general direction of the CHASS Student Academic Affairs office, the Academic Advisor II provides fundamental academic advising to current and prospective CHASS undergraduate students in the Social Sciences Academic Advising Cluster (comprised of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology). The position will also provide support for other departments/majors as necessary and pursue special projects for the College office. The Academic Advisor 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. Academic advising is the primary area of work and responsibility, comprised of academic advising, program development and implementation, and other programmatic support duties.
Minimum Requirements:
1. Masters degree and 2 - 3 years of academic advising or related experience; or equivalent combination of education & experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
2. Understanding and knowledge of teaching, learning, and human development theories.
3. Knowledge of characteristics of university students and an understanding of multicultural differences
4. Ability to relate to individuals and groups of students using communication, counseling, and problem-solving skills.
5. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
6. Ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors. Skill in independently composing letters, memos, reports, and other written communication materials using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing, and proofreading skills.
7. Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail. Skill in organizing tasks, documents and materials with efficiency and accuracy.
8. Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) or other equivalent software, the internet, e-mail messaging, and web-based software applications.
9. Demonstrated experience using an online student information system.
10. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
11. Advanced computer knowledge with the ability to understand and learn new on-line programs.
12. Knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position including the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
13. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions.
14. Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflects the relative importance of job responsibilities.
15. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
16. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns or tendencies, formulate logical and objective conclusions.
17. Skill in reading and understanding complex and/or detailed documents such as proposals, contracts, policies, and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Masters degree and academic advising experience.
2. Knowledge of the applicable University of California policies governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position.
3. Ability to extract, compile, analyze, and present pertinent data effectively.
4. Demonstrated experience with online Student Information Systems (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