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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising


University of California, Irvine

Date Posted:

Aug 6 2021 11:06AM

Close Date:

Oct 6 2021

Position Description

The Undergraduate/Undeclared (UU) Advising Office plays a critical role by connecting first-year students, who have not yet chosen an academic focus, with learning opportunities to foster and support their engagement, success, and the attainment of key learning outcomes. Under direction of the Director of Undergraduate/Undeclared (U/U) Advising, the incumbent provides high quality academic advising to undergraduates who are exploring majors at UCI.


Advise undergraduates on a variety of procedures and requirements for completing their degrees. Assist undergraduates with the interpretation of University policies and procedures, such as add/drop, change of grade, transfer-ability of courses, course substitutions, exploring and changing major, and readmission requirements. Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced academic adviser. Provides advice to undergraduate students on the full range of requirements with a wide variety of course requirements. Recommends solutions to progression and requirement issues.

Application Process

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Institution Information

The University of California, Irvine 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. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

Additional Information

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

Contact Information

Dr. David Spight Director


Required Qualifications

5-7 years of experience in academic advising. Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Thorough knowledge of college / school policies, procedures, and requirements. Writing and editing skills of a professional nature. Public speaking skills including conversational, counseling, public speaking and excellent speaking skills. Skill in presenting information to a diverse audience. Experience in developing and managing programs. Ability to develop innovative workshops, seminars, and presentations. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Interest in higher education issues and willingness and ability to enhance academic serves at the undergraduate level. Ability to assess student developmental needs and be sensitive to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Expert counseling skills to create, plan, and direct programs and activities. Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, especially in situations where no set policy exist. Ability to multi-task. Organizational skills to prioritize workload and meet needs and deadlines. Skills to gather data and compile reports, analyze results and make recommendations based upon results. Thorough knowledge of department / school / college policies, procedures, and requirements. Working knowledge of personal computers and Windows Operating systems. Experience with, and information technology knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Outlook. Interpersonal skills necessary for communicating effectively orally and in writing to a broad cross section of the population including parents, students, professional staff and faculty. Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the UCI Registrar System Information System (WebAdmin and DegreeWorks) or similar student academic information system. Expert knowledge of UC and UCI policies and procedures, general catalogue, UCI general education requirements, various departmental and course requirements, UCI academic and student support services, extracurricular services and resources, Academic Senate rules and regulations, Persona Policy and Procedures, Family Educational Rights and privacy Act, course articulation, and