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Academic Advisor 3

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate Education and Advising, College of Letters and Science


University of California, Davis

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Position Description
The Academic Advisor positions have substantial delegated authority from the Academic Senate and the Dean which they independently exercise within broad policy and procedural parameters established by the Associate Dean. They play the lead role in the delivery of academic advising services for students in the Office of the Dean and collaborate with appropriate campus partners to deliver services. The academic advisors help students develop academic and competence within the University system; guide students in course and major selection; teach self-evaluation of academic success; and help students interpret and understand policies. The academic advisors develop a support network for students that include awareness of - and access to - the academic and personal resources (tutoring, counseling, etc.) on the campus and in the community; assist students in pursuing exceptions to policies; and, engage in solving complicated problems including those that require referrals to psychological counseling and long term follow up. The academic advisors are also responsible for working with the faculty of the College on governance, curriculum, and other matters of undergraduate education. The academic advisors have a prominent role carrying out those activities. The academic advisors work with the appropriate campus partners to develop electronic tools for monitoring both progress toward a degree and quality of advising, and provide appropriate referrals to support general student wellbeing.

Provide holistic, in-depth, comprehensive and complex academic advising and cultural adaptation services for undergraduate students. Serve as resource for departmental academic advisors on a wide variety of policy implementation guidelines; provide advice and guidance to the chairs and members of college faculty governance committees and program partners including other undergraduate Deans Offices, Undergraduate Education, and Student Affairs Offices ? Including OSSJA, SHCS, SISS, ESL Programs, Undergraduate Admissions, OEOES, and the Student Community Centers (CCC, LGBTRC, etc.). Collaborate closely with appropriate partner units to provide essential pre-arrival advising services, including special summer programs and pre-arrival information for incoming students. Collaborate on the design and implementation of Orientation, including first year, transfer, International, and Welcome Programs. Ensure ongoing, individual and holistic advising for undergraduate students to develop a strong foundation for retention and academic success through graduation.Interpret and apply complex Academic Senate, College and Campus academic and administrative regulations and policies associated broadly with undergraduate education and advising. Make decisions in consultation with appropriate college faculty on course planning and scheduling, academic intervention, dismissal, readmission, schedule adjustments and other matters of similar import for individual students; collaborate with the Associate Dean, Director, Assistant Director, Coordinator of International Academic Advising, First Year Transition Coordinator in the planning and the development of office policies and procedures designed to optimize the delivery of advising and academic support services, such as mandatory (annual and quarterly) advising; represent the college at public forums and respond on behalf of the college to inquiries or complaints from the general public; evaluate and officially certify the completion of degree requirements; and provide oversight for student academic peer advisors.

Application Process
Apply at the following link: Job Title - STDT ACAD ADVISOR 3 (Academic Advisor) Job Number - 2043

Institution Information
UC Davis and UC Davis Health are unlike any other institution. The academic campus is uniquely located in in Northern California in the city of Davis, and UC Davis Health is headquartered in Sacramento, along with the state capital. Together, they make up the largest campus within the University of California system.At UC Davis, we work hard to build a community of changemakers and problem solvers. We are committed to creating a place where people from all walks of life can learn, grow and discover together. Our community of faculty and staff are dispersed throughout the state, nation and world with a mission to advance the human condition through improving the quality of life for all.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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