Under the Direction of the Director of Student Affairs, the Academic Counselor, provides academic advising to prospective and current students in the self-supporting Master programs. Assists with the interpretation of University policies including admission, registration, add/drops, waivers and substitutions, grade changes, leaves of absence, and academic probation. Tracks students' progress ensuring that requirements are met. Monitors course scheduling effectiveness, classroom assignments and curricular coordination; works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and other campus departments. The Academic Counselor is also responsible for assisting in the admissions process. Participates in recruitment, orientation, evaluations, commencement, and co-curricular activities. Utilizes counseling skills to assess student needs especially for certain populations (i.e. International, Diversity, Disability, Counseling Services, etc).
Demonstrated skill in evaluating information, problems and situations to: - define the problem - identify relevant factors and concerns - recognize alternatives - formulate solutions - initiate plan of action Skill in managing time and setting priorities in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Ability to use initiative and discretion in dealing with students and prospective students. Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a tactful and productive manner. Experience working with students in an advising, counseling or similar environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interacting with students, faculty, staff and outside contacts. Skill in writing concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical reports, factual memos and correspondence. Ability to make independent decisions and take appropriate action. Working knowledge of personal computers. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and other data base programs. Bachelor's degree or equivalent education/work experience.
Knowledge of University Policies and Procedures, UCI academic and student support services, Academic Senate Rules and Regulations, Family Rights Privacy Act. Knowledge of Bren School policies, graduate programs, and self-supporting programs. Master's degree or equivalent experience.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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