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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 02-08-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Originally founded in 1997, Baskin Engineering (BE) is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 25 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
The Baskin Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office is a major component of the BE Undergraduate Student Affairs portfolio. The office provides centralized academic advising for all undergraduate majors in the School of Engineering.
The Advising Office in Baskin School of Engineering provides centralized academic advising for all undergraduate majors in the School of Engineering. The centralized office structure requires that advising staff stay current with their knowledge of all undergraduate majors and associated minors. The Academic Advisor interacts with students, faculty, other academic department advisors, and the college advisors to support the success and retention of engineering undergraduate students.
Under the general supervision of the Baskin Engineering (BE) Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising, and working closely with the BE Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Academic Advisor will independently provide prescriptive advice on academic policies and procedures for Baskin Engineering, including major and minor requirements, and all aspects of course requirements for degree or program completion. The Academic Advisor provides detailed and accurate information and advice on BE majors and policies.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $61,500 - $70,900/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for Baskin Engineering.
Advises new and continuing instructors on student advising issues.
Advises students on a wide range of course possibilities and / or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined.
Assists faculty on determining course scheduling needs for student progression to graduation.
Evaluates and advises students on petitions for exceptions to departmental / school / college.
Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department / school / college (e.g., academic probation, dismissal).
Participates in planning academic curriculum in collaboration with chair and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure student's progress through course sequences, avoid conflicts, and ensure compliance with organization-wide policies.
Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and / or assistance from other units.
Attends major declaration workshops and reviews/advises students on plans, answers questions.
Reviews and completes student request forms.
30% - Advising Administration
Compiles and sends broad announcements to BE students using Slug Success.
Monitors Canvas courses, declares students, and sends reminder emails to students who need to complete the course as necessary.
Updates students' portals in AIS to reflect Major/Minor changes.
Assist with student orientations including staffing orientation sessions and preparing presentation information and materials.
Verifies completion of major requirements for students who have applied to graduate. Follow up with students concerning missing requirements as needed.
Contacts graduating students quarterly in majors with information about exit requirements, and coordinates with faculty to schedule exit interviews for students.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of department courses and majors.
Thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures, and requirements.
Research and analytical skills with the ability to recall, retrieve and apply information.
Skills in judgment and decision-making.
Problem solving skills with the ability to identify and provide solutions.
Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
Customer service skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Strong verbal communication skills with the ability listen actively.
Interpersonal skills, sufficient to work effectively with a diverse population.
Ability to work as an effective member of a team.
Ability to work independently.
Familiarity with UC Santa Cruz campus programs, administrative units and student services.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Will be required to work a hybrid work schedule, days of the week and number of days to be determined, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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