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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 23, 2021
From ancient times to the present day, people around the globe have raised fundamental questions about life through the arts, literature and philosophy. In the Arts & Humanities Division (A&H), faculty and students explore the human experience across an exceptionally broad range of subjects. By studying the world's languages and cultures, students expand their horizons and prepare themselves for an increasingly multicultural world. Through rigorous exploration of complex philosophical arguments, students move beyond their own assumptions toward a deeper understanding of human life and its complexities. And discovery in the arts helps students open their imaginations to fresh perspectives on the world. The faculty in Arts & Humanities are leaders in their fields both as researchers, honored worldwide for their contributions to scholarship, and as teachers who challenge students to explore the deepest questions that shape their lives and our times. The Division is comprised of 19 Academic Departments and 16 associated centers and programs offering 31 undergraduate majors. There are 243 ladder faculty in the Division making it one of the largest and most diverse academic Divisions on campus.
Serving in the Office of the Dean of Arts & Humanities, the divisional Communications and Advising Analyst will manage student engagement initiatives, develop outreach to new and prospective students, and work closely with divisional staff and academic advisors on advising programs, retention initiatives, and communications strategies. S/he will work with Undergraduate Major Advisors (UMAs) across the division and will serve as a student resource for the divisional Arts & Humanities (HUM) curriculum and the Digital Humanities (DigHum) minor.
Create course marketing materials for HUM and DigHum;
Manage A&H social media accounts; work with departments on annual social media campaigns;
Showcase exceptional student work (e.g. Discovery projects, prize recipients) on social media channels and divisional webpages;
Work with Dean's Leadership Team and other student ambassadors;
Work with Admissions, participate in Yield Task Force, and support other outreach programs for parents, prospective students, and newly admitted A&H-intending students;
Develop and maintain student-facing websites (divisional A&H undergraduate and DigHum sites);
Work with advising staff to promote courses, course threads, minors, and electives;
Develop targeted outreach to A&H-inclined students outside of the division (e.g. promote language courses to business majors, publicize A&H courses to students in breadth courses);
Promote division-wide initiatives and opportunities (e.g. Discovery initiative).
Advising and Policy:
Serve as an advisor for HUM, the Digital Humanities Summer Minor, and other divisional programs (e.g. cross-divisional minors, Discovery initiative, course threads);
Identify and promote pathways from required courses and gateway courses (e.g. R&C, language courses, breadth courses) to A&H majors;
Maintain and create shared advising resources (e.g. Major Planning Tool, career preparedness resources); develop trainings and workshops for UMAs to address enrollment trends;
Coordinate participation in Golden Bears Advising, Cal Day, Major/Minor Fairs, etc;
Convene Arts & Humanities UMAs and L&S Arts & Humanities Neighborhood Advisors.
Student Events Support:
Organize an annual divisional welcome event for new A&H-intending students;
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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