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STUDENT SERVICE ADVISOR 3 (Academic Advisor, Third- & Fourth-Year)

Categories: Northwest Region 8


University Honors Program


UC Davis

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Position Description
STUDENT SERVICE ADVISOR 3 (Academic Advisor, Third- & Fourth-Year)
Salary Range: $44,800.00 - $90,100.00
Final Filing Date: 01/29/2020
Under general direction from the Associate Director of the University Honors Program (UHP), and in consultation with the First- and Second-Year Academic Advisor, the incumbent works with program leadership and campus partners to: develop and implement transfer recruitment and orientation; facilitate honors contract and Signature Work; institute internship, career, and graduate school coaching; provide academic advising; promote and sustain alumni engagement; and develop programs and events to foster local and global perspectives, program completion, and long-term planning amongst third- and fourth-year UHP students. The Third- & Fourth-Year Academic Advisor (3&4 Advisor) aligns upper division program efforts to foster an inclusive culture and climate, a central core value of UHP. Working with the UHP Director, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions, Prestigious Scholarships, and other campus stakeholders, the incumbent focuses on prospective and incoming transfer student outreach (e.g., interviews, phone banking). The 3&4 Advisor oversees UHP programming for central recruitment events, e.g., Transfer Decision Day and Orientation. Organizes and coordinates third- and fourth-year curriculum, (working with campus partners like the colleges and the Internship & Career Center) that includes specialized components. A specialized seminar for transfer students, and across the program, civic engagement, honors contracts, Signature Work theses and service projects. Collaborates with the colleges and other campus resources to expand experiential learning opportunities and coordinate Signature Work opportunities. Seeks to integrate central tenets of leadership and civic engagement into a diverse and inclusive learning environment.Provides UHP leadership with research on best practices in and assessment of ongoing service-learning and leadership development to make programmatic decisions. Guides students regarding internship (e.g., leadership and career exploration) and professional or graduate exploration. Provides program advising that is supplemental to a students' primary college advisor (e.g., course selection, major or minor requirement), where the focus is student development and the augmentation of cultural capital students possess when they enter college. Assists students to apply their knowledge in an academic and professional environment, including how to utilize university and non-campus based assets in support of academic and career success. Engages UHP and legacy program alumni to serve as mentors, provide intern and job shadowing opportunities, and career and graduate school networking. Expands and cultivates a robust and engaged UHP community beyond graduation. Develops and facilitates co-curricular programs and events for third- and fourth-year student cohorts individually and/or as a group at both a social and knowledge development level to enhance community, global citizenship, and foster change. The 3&4 Advisor works in coordination with and under the guidance of the First- and Second-Year Academic Advisor to build community across all years in UHP, and to provide seamless transition between lower division and upper division components of the UHP curriculum.

• Background Check
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Application Process
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at ID # 4723

Institution Information
The University of California, Davis, is a public research university and land-grant university adjacent to Davis, California. It is part of the University of California system and has the third-largest enrollment in the system after UCLA and UC Berkeley.

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Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Academic Advising, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs/Services, Student Development, Counseling, or an equivalent discipline (e.g. human development, cultural/ethnic studies, psychology, or sociology) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of five-years of full-time professional experience in higher education student service programs, including academic advising, event management, career coaching, recruitment, alumni engagement or combination of areas listed.
• Advanced knowledge of and experience in counseling and guidance techniques; skills to advise students and to help them resolve academic, social and emotional problems and to make appropriate and sensitive referrals. Understanding of academic needs and concerns of students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in a higher educational setting.
• Experience developing, organizing, and implementing educational programs, workshops or seminars to enhance student development and retentions of underrepresented and transfer students.
• Skills to deal effectively with ambiguous situations and to conceive and present alternative solutions on a variety of advising related issues.
• Oral and written communication skills to effectively interpret and advise students, faculty, staff, and the public on policies, procedures, and requirements established by the University and various campus administrative offices, and honors program.
• Analytical skills to interpret complex policies and data that applies to honors and upper division students.
• Knowledge of academic and administrative organizational structure within complex higher education institution including related programs, and general curricular elements and structures (e.g., courses, prerequisites, majors, minors).
• Experience maintaining confidentiality of student records and apply federal and state FERPA and Information Privacy Act regulations.
• Writing, editing and proofreading skills to independently prepare clear, accurate correspondence and reports.
• Skills to collect and analyze statistics, create summary reports, and track student progress and enrollment trends.
• Skills to read, analyze, and synthesize a wide variety of complex reference materials.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience and application in student development theory and critical theory related to social issues encountered by diverse college students.
• Experience working with an honors or high-achieving/potential student program in a higher education setting.
• Flexibility to contribute as part of a team and to expand position responsibilities in the face of changing priorities in a complex and diverse environment. Organizational skills to set work priorities under pressure of deadlines.
• Interpersonal skills to listen without judgement, interact positively and cooperatively with students, faculty, administrators, staff and the general public, including those from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience with project management to identify priorities within strict deadlines, numerous parties, and a fast-paced environment. Excellent planning and execution skills to implement programs for large populations.
• Exceptional computer skills to manage various computer software and database systems (e.g., Word, Excel, Adobe, OASIS, MyDegree, Canvas, etc.).
• Skills to research constructs and emerging trends, nationally, in academic advising, academic and career program development, and implementation and evaluation.•
Skills to teach and explain tasks clearly and concisely, give clear instructions and evaluate work done by someone else.