Student Services Advisor 4 Baskin School of Engineering
JOB #: 1707599
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $3,816.67-$5,416.67/monthly. 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.
The Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) is a dynamic professional school environment with a strong focus on expanding graduate programs at the MS and PhD levels. Faculty and graduate students come to BSOE from all over the world, bringing a global perspective to emerging challenges in 21st Century engineering education, and creating a culturally and intellectually diverse community for collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching.
The Office of Graduate Student Affairs in BSOE is responsible and accountable for the overall development, management and coordination of all programmatic activities and support services related to graduate programs. This wide scope of responsibility requires extensive knowledge of pertinent policies and procedures pertaining to graduate education at UCSC generally and BSOE specifically, as well as the ability to interact and problem solve directly with faculty and graduate students in various BSOE programs. Each BSOE graduate program is unique, with separate requirements and distinct tracks of study, which requires the incumbents to move seamlessly between programs while ensuring consolidated and cooperative services for all graduate students.
BSOE faculty significantly rely on the Office of Graduate Student Affairs to independently manage support services, coordinate policy implementation, correctly interpret and apply policies and procedures, advise faculty on issues requiring direct faculty involvement, ensure graduate student welfare, manage resources, and guide the continued expansion of BSOE graduate programs in accordance with academic planning goals.
Under general direction of the Director of Graduate Student Affairs, the Graduate Advisors serve as primary administrative managers of all matters related to existing graduate degree tracks in BSOE. The workload for Graduate Advisors is generally divided along departmental lines, though they work together collaboratively in a manner reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of BSOE academic programs, where graduate students in one program area take courses or participate in research projects in other program areas.
The current graduate program degree tracks are part of the following BSOE academic departments: Applied Mathematics & Statistics (AMS), Biomolecular Engineering (BME), Computational Media (CM), Computer Engineering (CE), Computer Science (CS), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Technology Management (TM). The current graduate programs are as follows (with professional degree programs located primarily at the Silicon Valley Campus):
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics BS/MS Computer Science MS Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics MS Computer Science PhD Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics PhD Electrical Engineering MS Computational Media MS Electrical Engineering PhD Computational Media PhD Scientific Computing & Applied Mathematics MS Games & Playable Media MS (prof. degree) Statistics & Applied Mathematics MS Computer Engineering BS/MS Statistics & Applied Mathematics PhD Computer Engineering MS Technology & Information Management MS Computer Engineering PhD Technology & Information Management PhD
The Serious Games MS program (professional degree at Silicon Valley Campus) is expected with a first cohort in the 2018-19 academic year.
Scope: Applying advanced, specialized student services expertise, advises department, faculty, and students on the most complex student issues; and has programmatic responsibility for a complex student affairs function that usually has a discrete budget or budgets, has impact beyond the unit, and involves establishing strategic goals. Is expected to identify systemic problems and issues, and propose solutions to management.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Must have a valid license to drive in the state of California
Must be able to conduct some outreach and advising at the Silicon Valley Campus.
Must be able to work overtime, including some extended evenings and weekends as required by responsibilities.
This position will initially be located on the main campus with periodic visits to the Silicon Valley Campus to advise students enrolled in our Games & Playable Media MS program. With a number of new Silicon Valley Campus MS programs in various stages of the approval process, the location of this position will eventually shift to 100% at the Silicon Valley Campus. Timing of this shift will be determined based on growth of the current and future programs located at the Silicon Valley Campus (tentatively 2019-20).
Please note: There are 2 separate positions for the Student Services Advising 4 position. One position will be on campus permanently, the other will go to the Silicon Valley campus (based in Santa Clara) at some point in the year 2019-2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to reference and apply to both positions.
Ability to analyze situations, define problems/obstacles and objectives, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions and realistic action plans, recognize and identify implications and define alternatives.
Demonstrated ability to work independently exercising initiative and judgment in the performance of responsibilities. Strong leadership, organizational, negotiation, decision-making and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, staff, and other parties in reviewing procedures, setting policy, resolving problems, and following through to implement change.
Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop policies and procedures and produce clear reports, develop, implement and coordinate projects, independently set priorities, and think creatively.
Ability to foresee needed change, set realistic goals and objectives, organize resources, and schedule the efforts of others to achieve goals.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 12-10-2017
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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