Under the general supervision of the Thurgood Marshall College Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, serve as a professional resource in all areas of academic advising and counseling to Thurgood Marshall College undergraduate students. Counsel students experiencing academic difficulty. Evaluate academic records to advise students on meeting university, college, and departmental major degree requirements. Provide counsel on program planning and graduate education and career options. Serve as a liaison with academic departments, other student support services, faculty, parents and the public. Render decisions on student petitions for academic exceptions. Monitor specific student populations (e.g. honors, IGETC) and contact students as necessary. With colleagues, assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of college advising programs and procedures, including but not limited to degree audits, workshops, and orientations. Provide backup for advising intake. Represent the Academic Advising Office on College or Campus committees as needed.
Produce, manage, and update information and links for the unit website. Produce and oversee creation and completion of print and online publications, including forms, newsletters, handbooks, postcards and flyers.
This position is required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Bachelor's degree and one to three years of related experience in a higher education setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience .
Knowledge of educational theory and principles and experience in practical application of counseling techniques .
Experience and ability to interpret, implement, and enforce broadly defined college and university policies and procedures .
Demonstrated skill in academic advising and interviewing techniques in an institutional setting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present information clearly and concisely to diverse populations. Ability to work with individuals and groups. Excellent ability to speak in public.
Skill in analyzing and evaluating academic records.
Knowledge of theory and principles of higher education and student development.
Demonstrated ability to take appropriate initiative and work independently and exercise professional judgment. Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in working with diverse population, including parents, students, faculty, campus administrators and the public.
Demonstrated ability to produce publications using Adobe Creative Suite including Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Demonstrated referral and liaison skills and recognition and maintenance of confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to organize and managing time effectively while setting priorities and meeting deadlines for frequently changing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Content Management Systems.
This position is contingent upon sucessful completion of a background check.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.
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