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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 10-11-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Division of Physical and Biological Sciences provides general science education for all UCSC undergraduates, educates undergraduate science and engineering majors, and maintains research and graduate programs of national and international stature. The division is comprised of departments and programs of study, organized research units, instructional and research programs to attract and retain a diverse population of students, and a variety of support programs and facilities. The Lead Advisor for Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology is responsible for undergraduate outreach, orientation, and academic advising for the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department in the Physical and Biological Sciences Division. Undergraduate degrees administered by this department include:
Human Biology B.S.
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology B.S.
Applies advanced academic advising concepts and experience, addresses the most difficult problems in academic advising, and develops solutions to these problems. Recognized as having advanced, specialized expertise for the department / college / school and / or has programmatic responsibility for a small, 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 department / college / school management on changes to department policy and procedures. Provides advice and counsel on academic advising issues to other, experienced academic advisors.
The undergraduate advisor provides academic major and minor advising and services for all registered UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students in Physical and Biological Sciences throughout their tenure at our university, though most of the services focus on student success in physical and biological science majors once a student is proposed or declared.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: Salary Range: $67,000 - $73,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Coordinate department advising for MCDB, the largest undergraduate advising unit in the division which also has the highest student-to-adviser ratio. Evaluate department advising delivery model, student service-levels, and processes to determine where improvements can be made; direct implementation of process changes and development and utilization of new tools and enhanced system functionality.
30% - STUDENT ADVISING
Advise and counsel MCD Biology undergraduate students on academic matters related to their program of study. Provide both general and developmental advising regarding all facets of the major including degree requirements, academic planning, major qualification and declaration, graduation, policies and procedures, petitions and appeals, and catalog rights. Handle the most complex student situations and/or provide advice to other advisers on complicated situations. Keep faculty updated on student needs. Refer students to appropriate faculty members for more in-depth discipline-specific academic advice when necessary.
20% - PROGRAM ADVISING & ADMINISTRATION
Primary liaison to MCD Biology faculty curriculum committee: produce and analyze data to identify student issues, bottlenecks in enrollment, and obstacles to student progress to degree; suggest solutions related to catalog, curriculum, policy and procedural changes to address issues; based on high degree of knowledge, inform committee of potential outcomes of proposed changes; and track policy decisions of committee to establish program history as a reference for subsequent committees. Develop, publish and maintain program information on web and in publication - specifically the program requirements and academic planning tools provided on the MCD website, in admissions major pages, and other supplemental publications. Analyze trends to ensure published information is pertinent, timely, accurate and searchable. Plan complex advising strategies to best help each student's situation.
Track enrollments and monitor course waitlists, to ensure enrollment of our majors in courses they need to stay on track to complete their degree.
15% - SUPERVISION OF STAFF
Directly supervise MCDB undergraduate advising team (3.0 FTE). Manage daily activities of administrative staff, set priorities and deadlines for completion of tasks, establish internal procedures and effective utilization of resources. In conjunction with department manager, conduct recruitments; develop and implement performance standards. Train and mentor MCD Biology advising staff, including peer mentors as applicable. Orient new advisers; oversee initial program learning; identify campus resources and reference materials; familiarize new advisers with our mission, culture, and organizational goals; develop training materials. Monitor performance of staff, and recommend corrective action as needed. Develop plan for employee development and cross training. Hold regular staff meetings.
10% - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
Represent MCD departments on standing and ad-hoc campus committees, such as but not limited to: Department Advisory Group (DAG), First Year Advising Committee, Coalition of Department Advisers (CODA), UC Advisers Conference Planning Committees and ADEPT. Participate in campus discussions and planning relative to advising and student success. Be an advocate for MCD advisors to the campus. Complete special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.
Thorough knowledge of college / school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Thorough knowledge of department / college / school precedents and application of policy.
Skills in judgment, reasoning, and decision-making.
Ability to identify problems, and develop original ideas to solve them.
Demonstrated skill in project management.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong verbal communication skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Leadership skills sufficient to lead a small team.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know 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.
EEO/AA 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.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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