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UC San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution, recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide. The University fosters a culture of collaboration that sparks innovative discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chem/Biochem) is one of the largest and most complex departments on campus. Our department combines research on the most consequential and revelatory scientific areas with education aimed at building our future leaders and scientists.
Chem/Biochem strives to be a top-ranked and recognized leader in the chemical and biochemical sciences through transformative research and impactful educational programs. We are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring excellence and supporting students and postdoctoral researchers in safe and inclusive environments as they prepare to become leaders in science and society. We value collegiality, equity and diversity with the Department, and promote a culture of collaboration and transparency. We aim to enhance our impact in local and global communities through partnerships with other educators, industry, government and professional societies.
Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of the largest and most complex departments on campus. The department's organization is divided among three major academic sections each with its own leadership (Section Chair and Vice Chair) representation under the Department Chair: Physical, Analytical & Environmental (PAE); Biochemistry & Biophysics (BB); and finally Synthesis, Materials and Chemical Biology (SMCB). The department is comprised of 73 ladder rank faculty, an additional 15 in various instructional titles, and ~150 in academic research titles and postdoctoral scholars. The department is comprised of 100 career staff; ~60 temporary or student staff, and 400 Master's and Ph.D. students. There are 1,700 undergraduate students enrolling in 5 majors with total annual course enrollments exceeding 27,000. Chem/Biochem manages $30 million annually in extramural funding and approximately $63 million in total annual expenditures. The Department occupies space in 7 buildings, totaling 237,000 ASF, including class laboratories and instructional support space, research labs, and recharge facilities.
Under the general supervision of the Undergraduate Affairs Manager, provide a wide variety of academic and student services support to both the undergraduate and graduate Student Affairs units of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Incumbent will serve as initial point of contact for the Student Affairs unit and provide general administrative support in a team-oriented environment. Primary responsibility is to help provide undergraduate academic advising and instructional support, including assistance with student enrollment, textbook adoption, website maintenance and communication, graduate admissions, and various departmental and campus student events. The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a large and diverse population. Responsible for maintaining confidential student information and records.
Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Proven ability to effectively listen, advise and counsel students on admissions, program and degree offerings, curricular requirements, and policies and procedures.
Knowledge of UC and the department / school / college. Ability to interact with and clarify procedures for students and faculty by means of collecting, researching and coordinating the implementation of new policies.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, tactfully, flexibly, and patiently on the phone, in person, and in writing to students, faculty, co-workers, campus administrators, and the public. Demonstrated effective writing skills including English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Demonstrated ability to formulate and present written material in a logical and comprehensive manner.
Interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to deal with people in a professional manner, with the ability to effectively listen, advise, counsel and interact with diverse personalities using tact, diplomacy, a
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.