Undergraduate Advisor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 14978
Initial Review Date (IRD) 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 Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 02-15-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Division of Physical and Biological Sciences provides general science education for all UCSC undergraduates, educates undergraduate science and engineering majors, and maintains research and graduate programs of national and international stature. The division is comprised of departments and programs of study, organized research units, instructional and research programs to attract and retain a diverse population of students, and a variety of support programs and facilities.
Applies professional Student Services concepts, provides varied student services to students, faculty, and department / school / college management. Works on moderately complex issues. Receives assistance on more complex issues.
The advisor for Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology is responsible for undergraduate outreach, orientation, and academic advising for the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department in the Physical and Biological Sciences Division. Undergraduate degrees administered by this department include:
Human Biology B.S.
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology B.S.
The undergraduate advisor provides academic major and minor advising and services for all registered UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students in Physical and Biological Sciences throughout their tenure at our university, though most of the services focus on student success in physical and biological science majors once a student is proposed or declared.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range: $23.50-$27.50/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Ffri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 35% - Student Services:
Applies professional Student Services concepts to a variety of student services with the aim of providing prescriptive advice and assistance to the student population served by the organization, and to faculty and management within that organization.
35% - Academic Advising:
Provides advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress and major requirements; assists students in determining a major, alternative academic options, resolve scheduling conflicts, and similar issues.
10% - Recruitment and Admissions:
Implements outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; reviews domestic transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits.
10% - General Administration and Planning:
Maintain detailed and precise student records for prospective, current and past students in both hard copy and electronic forms.
Develop innovative techniques to effectively organize student information.
Represent department on standing and ad-hoc campus committees: Department Advisory Group, First Year Advising Committee, Coalition of Department Advisors, UC Advisors Conference Planning Committees and ADEPT.
Participate in campus discussions and planning relative to advising.
Complete special projects as assigned.
5% - Student Conduct:
Provides information to students and faculty regarding organization policies and procedures on student conduct.
5% - Student Orientation:
Conducts orientations of new students.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Skills in service orientation.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning, and critical thinking.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to engage in active listening.
Excellent organizational and time management skills sufficient to independently set priorities and maintain a professional manner within a complex and fast-paced environment with competing needs and requiring attention to detail.
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.
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