Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $50,000-$61,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Under the direction of the provost, the lead academic preceptor develops, manages, and implements the college's academic advising program. The lead preceptor utilizes knowledge of relevant research and best practices in higher education to develop programs and lead advising services in the college that address the academic and developmental needs of diverse populations of undergraduates, including academic orientation, academic success, and student retention programs.
As part of a functional team within colleges advising and in collaboration with academic advising leadership in the Division of Undergraduate Education, provides direction and acts as a resource for other college preceptors and advisers in a functional area related to the mission of colleges advising, such as probationary supervision/ academic success; orientation to the university; first year advising; choosing and qualifying for a major; advising special populations; retention and graduation; peer advising and student leadership development.
Each residential college at UC Santa Cruz employs a team of academic advisers who work with students through the entirety of their undergraduate career. Colleges academic advising serves as the generalist branch of advising at UC Santa Cruz, focusing on all career-based requirements (general education, university, college requirements) and enforcing academic senate policy including academic standing, progress, and time-to-degree. Colleges Advising works collaboratively with others at the college to ensure a coordinated approach to serving students' academic, residential, and developmental needs, and works collaboratively with academic advisers in the academic departments and with other advisers on campus.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Occasional night and weekend hours are required.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to maintain knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools. Demonstrated ability to advise undergraduate students on clarifying their educational goals and developing plans to achieve them, as gained through substantial related academic advising experience in a college or university setting.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including oral, written, and public speaking.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff, and parents of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, and an understanding of the challenges faced by diverse student populations (including but not limited to first generation students, underrepresented minority students, students with disabilities, low-income students, LGBT students, non-traditional students, veterans) in higher education.
Ability to build thorough knowledge of department / college / school policies, procedures, and requirements, including precedents and application of policy.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/19/2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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