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With recent changes to diversify its course offerings and its major requirements, along with renewed interest in the value of study in the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Music is rapidly growing. We are serving a larger and more diverse body of students, and more Music majors, than ever before.
The Undergraduate Advisor has broad responsibility for executing the curriculum plan for the Department of Music and for guiding 200+ Music majors through that academic program. The position entails a wide range of student services responsibilities, including academic advising, curriculum planning, recruitment, and student orientation and events.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 01/04/2023.
Advises students on a range of policy, programmatic, and administrative issues relevant to admission to and completing the undergraduate major.
Reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion.
Identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions.
Advises faculty on departmental/school/college and university policies and procedures.
Recruitment, Admissions and Orientation:
Meets with visiting prospective students to give tours and answer admissions questions.
Evaluates transfer students, considering courses taken and knowledge of the quality of the specific junior college and music courses offered (Admit to Major Pilot/Program).
Coordinates Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Orientation, and visits for prospective and incoming Music major freshman and transfer students.
Plans and implements New Undergraduate Orientation and Reception in the fall and spring semesters.
In consultation with Chair, faculty and Department Manager, recommends courses to be offered each term based upon department major requirements for B.A. and graduate degrees, enrollment trends, course restrictions, and faculty availability.
Recommends to department leadership replacement courses when necessary.
Collects, analyzes, and provides statistics on enrollment trends to department management.
Manages student enrollment for efficient use of classroom space and resources, and ensures students are enrolled based upon established priorities.
Sets up enrollment limits, seat reservations, and other course restrictions.
Devises solutions to classroom space and scheduling problems, taking into account the curriculum needs of students, the needs of faculty, and available options.
Advises department/school/college chair/dean on complex curricular issues and recommends courses of action when new courses, programs are introduced.
Utilizing extensive knowledge of course content, facilitates new course approval and curriculum revisions through interaction with the Coordination of College Policy, Academic Senate, or similar organization.
Student Worker Supervision:
Provide direction and lead duties to six part-time work-study student staff providing reception and clerical support to the Department of Music.
Tasks to include: hiring, maintenance of accurate work schedules, tracking work study award usage, communication with staff, timecard approval, necessary training, resolving scheduling issues and personnel grievances when necessary and providing performance feedback as appropriate.
Administers undergraduate student awards and prizes.
Collaborates on planning and implementation of complex, high-visibility student events, such as commencements.
Participates in campus-wide advising forums and committees as opportunities arise to share department concerns and participate in campus-wide solutions.
Attends trainings to enhance advising skills and for career development.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Knowledge of music theory and/or practice.
Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn University-specific computer application programs.
Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $56,500.00 - $76,900.00.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This is not a visa opportunity.
This position is eligible for 40% remote work.
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
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