Salary: $44,150 - $55,743
Title: Student Affairs Officer III- Professional Development
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Engineering - Dean's Office
Date Posted: 10/18/2012
Final Filing Date: open until filled
8AM - 5PM
Under general direction of the Director of Student Development, assist and support the Director of Student Development with planning, implementing and assessing programs, events, and services that support the academic and professional development of the students of the Bourns College of Engineering (BCoE). This will include developing and coordinating workshops, conferences, and participating in career and recruitment events. Work with the Director of Student Development to develop and sustain activities in support of the professional development of UCR college students, including assisting student professional societies to participate in national events and host events on Campus. Work with College departments, student advising, community colleges, and high schools to increase the number of students transferring into the Engineering fields at UCR and to enhance support more generally for Hispanic and low-income students at UCR who are pursuing degrees in the Engineering fields. Participate in various College-wide and Campus-wide outreach events and work with Outreach Programs on Campus, such as MESA and Upward Bound on these events. This position will be focusing on work for the STEM Pathway Project in conjunction with the Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (HIS).
Bachelor's Degree in a "Science or Engineering" field or equivalent combination of college education and experience.
Experience with student advising in a higher education institution.
Understanding of the requirements of professional development for the engineering professions.
Skill in evaluating and analyzing data and information to identify patterns, trends, and relationships, and emulating logical and objective conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge of research and survey techniques with the ability to compile statistical data and develop reports.
Experience developing and conducting workshops, seminars, and other group instructional programs.
Demonstrating advanced skills in oral and written communication, and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and convincingly. Demonstrated skills to identify issues and communicate them to the correct audience, using appropriate methods.
Demonstrated skills to independently develop ideas and present them in the form of written proposals.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with external constituents, colleagues, faculty, and campus administration.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to set and meet goals, prioritize workload, handle multiple interruptions, and meet deadlines for multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as a part of a team, and or take the initiative for coordination of activities and projects.
Demonstrate ability to effectively establish professional relationships with representatives of premier industrial and governmental organizations, both national and international.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and patient, to use tact and diplomacy to reach desired outcomes, and to recognize sensitive issues that require confidentiality.
Demonstrated skills in MS Office software, including MS Word, Excel, Access, email, as well as Internet browsing. Knowledge and experience in creating spreadsheets, tables, reports, and databases to store and extract information as needed.
Excellent writing and presentation skills, previous grant writing, reporting, and evaluation experience preferred.
Experience in graphic designing, web designing, multimedia editing.
Master's degree in field related to engineering, or equivalent education and experience.
Demonstrated experience and skill in technical communications.
Understanding of engineering, its disciplines, and its major principles in relation to technical careers in established and emerging industries.
Thorough understanding of the University, the College, and the major requirements for each degree offered by the College.
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