[New Job Opening] College Academic Advisor job Vacancy in 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064


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College Academic Advisor
1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Description : College Academic Advisor
Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 27305
This is a continuous recruitment; applications are accepted on an on-going basis, interviews are held and persons are hired from time to time throughout the year.
Current vacancies include: Stevenson College, Merrill College, and a Cross College Advisor position with the Office of Campus Advising Coordination. Selected candidates may work at a specific college or work across colleges as assigned. Selected candidates may also take on areas of expertise related to working with particular functions or populations including non-resident and international students.
**For full consideration, applicants are asked to please provide a brief summary of your philosophy of academic advising.
**When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment where it says “Attach Resume” and attach your answers to the question above as a single attachment where it says “Attach Cover Letter”. Do NOT attach documents to your profile.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to Policy.
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It’s known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus’s DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Each residential college at UC Santa Cruz employs a team of academic advisors who work with students through the entirety of their undergraduate career. College academic advising serves as the generalist branch of advising at UC Santa Cruz, focusing on all career-based requirements (general education, university, college requirements) and applying academic senate policy including academic standing, progress, and time-to-degree. College Advising works collaboratively with others at the college to ensure a coordinated approach to serving students’ academic, residential, and developmental needs, and works collaboratively with academic advisors in the academic departments and with other advisors on campus.
The primary mission of college advising is to assist students in identifying and clarifying their academic directions and educational goals, and to help them to develop meaningful and compatible plans and success strategies. For more information, please visit: https://advising.ucsc.edu/about/office/index.html
Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced academic advisor, provides advice to students on the full range of requirements for a college with a wide variety of course requirements. Recommends solutions to progression and requirement issues. Advice may include not-clearly-defined programs such as independent study programs, interdisciplinary programs, or multiple programs. Utilizes knowledge of current research and best practices in higher education relevant to student development and knowledge of university policies and procedures to provide individual advising and programs that address the academic and developmental needs of diverse populations of undergraduates. Works independently under general supervision.
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 12-16-2021
Salary Information: $59,750 – $65,000/Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: multiple
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full
Schedule Information:
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon – Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
Job Code Classification: 004545 (STDT ACAD ADVISOR 3)
Travel: None
20% – Participates in the development and implementation of college-based student programs and workshops with learning outcomes related to academic and student success (first year advising, peer advising programs, freshman and transfer student orientations, academic success workshops, etc.). This may include supervision of peer advisors, mentors, or other student staff.
10% – Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student’s academic success; helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and / or assistance from other units.
10% – Advises students on a wide range of course possibilities and / or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined.
10% – Participates in quarterly student progress monitoring processes.
10% – Counsels individual students from diverse backgrounds to assist them in the clarification of their educational goals and the development of realistic educational plans to achieve those goals. Advises undeclared students on major selection.
10% – Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the university and college.
5% – Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to college and university requirements.
5% – Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the college (e.g., academic probation, barred enrollment).
5% – Assists faculty in determining core course scheduling needs for student progression to graduation.
5% – Advises on special eligibility requirements such as Honors programs/field study/internships.
5% – Confirms that students have met college, university, and general education requirements for degree completion.
5% – In consultation with other advising staff, the provost, and/or with advising leadership in the Division of Undergraduate Education, develop, implement, and/or consult on additional projects in support of undergraduate academic advising and student success, retention, and graduation.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.
Related academic advising experience in a university setting, including analyzing educational records and applying academic policy.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to build knowledge of multiple majors, minors, and academic enrichment opportunities.
Ability to build a thorough knowledge of college/university policies, procedures, and requirements.
Demonstrated skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Ability to multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including oral, written, and public speaking.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff, and parents of diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds, and an understanding of the challenges faced by diverse student populations (including but not limited to first generation students, underrepresented minority students, students with disabilities, low-income students, LGBT students, non-traditional students, veterans) in higher education.
Knowledge of common university-specific computer application programs, and ability to learn new systems.
Demonstrated ability as an effective team member, and the ability to exercise flexibility in a changing work environment.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in a field related to academic advising, or equivalent work experience.
Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.jeid-4604fc6133f99845ad1c9e18bc1cf98c
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