Manager of Undergraduate Student Affairs (Req. 20331)

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jul 31, 2014
The Economics Department, which contains the Economics and Business Economics majors, has continued to serve as a top undergraduate destination at UCLA. The popularity of our undergraduate program has increased rapidly in the past few years with undergraduate enrollments jumping by over 50% (from 1,900 to an expected 3,300 next year). As a result, the Department is looking for an innovative Student Affairs leader to help us face this broad challenge by inventing and implementing new programs and strategies to expand and enhance our undergraduate student advising efforts. The incumbent will have an exciting opportunity to design a comprehensive undergraduate advising program and lead two full-time Student Affairs Officers in implementing a variety of new programs. Possible areas to explore include: • Developing a student ambassador/peer counseling program to enhance student intake. • Working with the University to develop ways to securely counsel students via e-mail and other virtual means. • Identifying appropriate opportunities for group counseling/information sharing sessions. • Forming stronger bonds with our student groups. • Better and more extensive use of social media. Application Instruction Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference position # 20331. EEO/AA The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting. • Skill in employing fundamental counseling techniques to assist students in the pursuit of academic goals through conveying accurate knowledge of Department and University requirements, procedures and policies. • Interpersonal skill to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with faculty, administrators, students, staff and visitors in order to maintain a harmonious and productive work environment as well as to work as a team player and in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment, dealing with persons of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds with tact and sensitivity. • Demonstrated proficiency and ability to use computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs including but not limited to MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Filemaker Pro, Outlook, the internet, and familiarity with graphics and multimedia programs. Computing skills sufficient to create and maintain databases and other systems to streamline procedures. Benefits UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.