This is a critical position with independent management responsibility for graduate and undergraduate programs for the departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (both BSE and AET undergrad programs), Food Science and Technology and Viticulture and Enology and the graduate program for Textiles and Clothing. The administration of these four graduate groups have approximately 180 students: Biological and Agricultural Engineering (B.S.-M.S., M.S. Plan 1, M.S. Plan 2, M. Eng, Ph.D, Doctorate of Engineering (DEng), and Designated Emphasis in biotechnology and native American Studies); Food Science (M.S. Plan I, M.S. Plan II, Ph.D. and Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology); Textiles and Clothing (M.S. Plan I, M.S. Plan II); Viticulture and Enology (M.S. Plan I, M.S. Plan II).
Under general direction of the CAO, independently manage and supervise the Advising Team for the BFTV Cluster for the graduate and undergraduate programs in the departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), Viticulture and Enology (V&E) and Food Science and Technology (FST), and the Textiles and Clothing (TXC) graduate program. Responsible for administrative management, counseling, and advising of the graduate and undergraduate programs; financial management of the scholarship programs and funds; program development and reviews for graduate and undergraduate programs; graduate admissions; and the Domestic/International Internship program for Viticulture & Enology. Provide comprehensive, advanced academic advising on a wide range of complex issues involving graduate students, graduate support (TA's and GSR).
$54,400/yr. - $109,200/yr.
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Sit for extended periods of time at a computer.
Lift/move boxes of materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
Occasional travel to attend annual industry meetings.
Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and conferences.
vacation restrictions during peak work times
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Additional Minimum License/Certification:
Bachelor's degree in Advising or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience in advising/consulting field.
Experience advising and counseling graduate and/or undergraduate students in a university degree-oriented program, assessing progress toward degree and the understanding and knowledge of academic needs and concerns of students in a higher educational setting, and keeping confidential student records and related sensitive materials.
Experience in management and supervision of employees and leadership skills to advocate for, and guide programs towards, their stated mission, including general curricular elements and structures (i.e., courses, units, prerequisites, major programs) and pedagogical approaches at the college and university level; all inclusive of organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines and anticipate needs of programs, units, and students.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Analytical, problem-solving, and counseling skills to identify and determine appropriate level of advising or referral services for individual students, providing immediate crisis counseling and referrals to students having academic, financial, social, cultural, and emotional difficulty.
Analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex policies, procedures, and reference materials that apply to students; to evaluate and interpret a wide variety of domestic and international college courses and credentials; and familiarity with public university structures.
Writing skills to compose and edit correspondence, reports, reviews, and informational materials to communicate with applicants, faculty, students, alumni, donors, industry affiliates/agencies, and high-level administration.
Skills to develop and manage budgets and to produce statistical reports for student support and scholarship programs.
Additional Preferred License/Certification:
Master's degree in Advising or related field.
Experience with campus academic, student, and community services and resources.
Experience using automated student information systems.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Knowledge of general objectives and policies of the departments and the UC Davis campus concerning various undergraduate and graduate programs and nontraditional and international constituencies.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
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