ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This position has the option to work up to 2 days per week remotely, which requires a telecommuting agreement and adherence to the UCSC Telecommuting/Remote Work Guidelines. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor). While telecommuting/remote working, the employee is responsible for ensuring a worksite environment suitable for accomplishing their regular job duties.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to Policy.
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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 IRD for this job is: 01-31-2022
The Music Department currently serves approximately 40+ graduate students within 2 doctoral programs and 1 MA program and supports all Music Department academic programs, faculty and administration. The incumbent serves a diverse population of students and faculty. Each of these degree programs has collaborative, interconnected components, as well as distinct and complex degree requirements, maintaining separate policies and procedures. Principal functional areas of responsibility include: (1) academic advising and program planning (2) database maintenance and student record coordination; (3) general administrative support; and (4) admissions and recruitment.
The Art Department MFA in Environmental Art & Social Practice currently serves 8 graduate students with 16 expected in 2022-23 (steady state is up to 20 students). The incumbent serves a diverse population of students and faculty. Principal functional areas of responsibility include: (1) academic advising and program planning (2) database maintenance and student record coordination; (3) general administrative support; (4) social media and graduate newsletter; and (5) admissions and recruitment.
Applies professional student services concepts. Provides varied student services to students, faculty, and department / school / college management. Works on moderately complex issues. Receives assistance on more complex issues.
Under general supervision of the Art Department and Music Department Administrative Managers, the incumbent serves as the graduate coordinator for matters relating to all of the graduate programs in the Art Department at 40% time and the Music Department at 60% time.
Salary Information: $26.13 - $29.98 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
25% - Organizes and manages large amounts of data pertaining to graduate student programs, Teaching Assistant allocation and funding using spreadsheets to track and maintain information over a projected period of time.
25% - Academic Advising: Provides advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress and requirements; assists students in determining a degree and requirements, alternative academic options, resolves scheduling conflicts, and similar issues. Communicates academic deadlines and information via email and manages group email lists for advising purposes.
15% - General Program support.
10% - Recruitment and Admissions: Implements outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; reviews domestic transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits.
10% - Financial Aid: Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options. Processes awards and payments to student accounts.
10% - Student Conduct: Advises students and faculty regarding organization policies and procedures on student conduct. Student Orientation - conducts orientations of new students and assists in organizing job fairs.
5% - Other duties as assigned, including Events: Coordinates and implements non-complex student events and assists in the planning and implementation of complex events. May assist with web support (updating department website and other media platforms).
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques or transferable skills and experience.
Interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, and critical thinking.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task; possess organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize workload with pressure of deadlines and interruptions
Excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrated extensive and well-developed experience in entering data, creating reports, and forms using database applications.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.
Knowledge of University processes and procedures.
Understanding of University rules and regulations.
Familiarity with the UCSC Academic Information System (AIS).
Substantial experience working as front desk/frontline customer service support for a high traffic office environment.
Demonstrated skill in creating flyers and updating web pages using computer-based web languages and application software such as, or equivalent to, Drupal, Dreamweaver, Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Publisher. Ability to work with digital photography.
Understanding of the UCSC Teaching Assistant duties, hiring policies and guidelines.
Prior event planning experience.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
The selected candidate who chooses to work a partially remote (up to 2 days/week) work format must be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
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.
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.
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.
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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