At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) provides academic advising to newly admitted, currently enrolled and readmitted undergraduate students (approximately 23,000). Additionally, OUA provides guidance on academic programs, policies, procedures in the College of Letters & Science. OUA enforces and adjudicates the academic regulations of the College in order to ensure the integrity of the degree and the continuing quality of the institution. Decisions made by OUA impact all academic units within the College of Letters & Science and set precedent for other Colleges on campus.
OUA works collaboratively with academic and administrative departments across campus. To enhance the student experience, OUA utilizes an Advising Neighborhood model by division and academic discipline, resulting in College Advisers and Undergraduate Major Advisers working more closely and collaboratively with each other.
The First Review Date for this job is:10/27/2022, this position is open until filled.
Apply advanced academic advising theories, knowledge, and experience to support undergraduates with identifying, defining, and actualizing their educational goals.
Advise students on L&S degree requirements and major offerings in the College (80 + majors, 60+ minors, pre-professional programs, and joint majors with other Schools and Colleges).
Support students with course pairings and discuss different paths to complete degree requirements.
Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of College policies, rules and regulations. Utilize knowledge of College policies to support students understand College policies.
Help students connect with academic and non-academic units, and make referrals to appropriate resources.
Assess and monitor academic progress to ensure timely declaration of major, adherence to overall unit limits, and advancement to degree.
Place academic registration holds and/or require scholarship contracts for students who are out of compliance with College expectations.
Counsel students experiencing academic difficulty.
Discuss academic probationary status and support students with developing short- and long-term plans to resolve academic status.
Support students with the adjudication process.
Verify completion of degree requirements, including circumstances when there are no clear precedents or articulations, or when transfer work is involved.
Work with undergraduate major advisers in assigned advising neighborhoods to facilitate a student's smooth transition from undeclared to declared.
Advise on special eligibility requirements such as Honors programs, fellowships, and scholarships.
PROJECTS & COMMITTEES
Create and implement workshops for students.
Present information effectively in individual and group situations using electronic, written, and oral formats.
Contribute to advising initiatives and serve on Advising Teams.
Assist with developing and implementing shared programming with Divisions and tertiary groups.
Participate in special programs and projects directly related to the mission of the office.
Serve as a resource and liaise with academic and administrative units on campus- provide information and communicate College policies to staff and faculty.
Participate on campus-wide committees and work groups.
Stay abreast with best practices and innovations in academic advising.
Attend weekly office-wide training sessions, seminars, conferences, cross-campus committees, and through participation on campus-wide committees and in professional organizations.
Attend and lead presentations in the office and at conferences such as the UCB Advising, Counseling, and Mentoring Conference, UC system-wide Academic Advising Conferences, and regional and national NACADA conferences.
Advanced knowledge of developmental advising and counseling techniques.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of student development theory.
Thorough knowledge of and/or ability to learn about L&S departments, courses, and majors; and basic knowledge of undergraduate offerings in other Colleges and Schools.
Thorough knowledge of and/or ability to learn College policies, procedures, and requirements.
Strong ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions to complex problems.
Strong ability to make sound judgments and clearly convey office policies and procedures.
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students in a diverse, inclusive campus climate.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask, work under pressure, and adjust priorities when dealing with competing responsibilities.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Detail oriented and ability to learn new technologies quickly.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's degree in Counseling, Education, Higher Education Administration.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $65,000.00 - $75,000.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
L&S Advising currently operates under a hybrid remote/on-campus model. This position requires regular in-person presence with some remote work eligibility.
This is not a visa opportunity.
This recruitment has three openings.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.