Job Requisition Number: 23695. UC Berkeley Extension is a one of the largest and oldest continuing education operations thriving in the United States, with 2,000 professional development and personal enrichment classes and approximately 38,000 enrollments annually. The UC Berkeley Extension International Programs department runs a large and diverse portfolio of programs and services for short-term visiting international students.
OVERVIEW: The responsibilities of this position involve a wide range of international student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department/school/college or organization. Provides assistance to the dean/director/chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs.
?Student advising: Provides advice and assistance to international students applying to and enrolling in various international programs at Extension. Supports students in their efforts to achieve academic and extracurricular success. Advises students on departmental / program and university policies and procedures. ?Reviews students' progress and advises students on requirements for program progression and completion; identifies students struggling with requirements and recommends interventions; devises extracurricular planning in collaboration with chair/dean/director and faculty, and with other departments. ?Recruitment and Admissions: Advises prospective applicants on necessary academic and application preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria and program requirements, helps assess applicants for admissions eligibility; initiates and arranges student and recruitment partner visits to Berkeley. ?Student Conduct: Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination. ?Course Scheduling: Devises curriculum planning in collaboration with chair/dean/director and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies. Collaborates with Scheduling to ensure timely reservations of classroom and extracurricular space. ?Plans, designs, and provides workshops for students, such as information about the campus, application to undergraduate and/or graduate programs, or academic strategies (ex: tutoring and writing support) and enrichment programs. ?Within an academic department/school/college provides, and makes recommendations for the improvement of the following programs: international Global Access programs, College Foundations Program, and custom programs ?Events: Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as orientations and commencements.?Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. ?Knowledge of typical undergraduate / graduate / non-traditional college / program policies, procedures and requirements. ?Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. ?Ability in problem identification, reasoning and development of solutions. ?Ability to support international students in an academic advising setting. ?Ability to understand, interpret and keep current on institutional policies, procedures and requirements ?Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training ?Advanced degree or professional certification preferred in the areas of international studies, counseling and/or advising This is a 1-year Contracted Position
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.