Job Positions

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Advisor (Data Science) SSA3 - Job #25917

Categories: Pacific Region 9

Department:

Data Science

Institution:

UC Berkeley

Date Posted:

Oct 22 2021 8:53PM

Close Date:

Nov 5 2021
 

Position Description

The data science advisor advises undergraduates on course selection, program policies and requirements, admission to the major and minor and fulfilling requirements for graduation through a range of methods including in-person appointments, drop-ins and electronic communication. Using a thorough knowledge of curricular and extracurricular options, they advise students on a wide range of paths to complete degree requirements and achieve intellectual and career goals. They serve as a resource to undergraduate students on data science faculty, academic resources, undergraduate research opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, internships, and career planning resources. They develop advising tools to meet programmatic objectives and implement new programs and projects based on emerging student needs and new research in the student development field. They advise division/college/students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the students’ field of study, as well as advising on summer internship programs.

Duties

60% Academic Advising:
Advises undergraduates on course selection, program policies and requirements, admission to the major and minor and fulfilling requirements for graduation through a range of methods including in-person appointments, drop-ins and electronic communication. Using a thorough knowledge of curricular and extracurricular options, advises students on a wide range of paths to complete degree requirements and achieve intellectual and career goals. Serves as a resource to undergraduate students on Data Science faculty, academic resources, undergraduate research opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, internships, and career planning resources; refers students appropriately to staff, faculty and campus units for information and assistance. Assists students in identifying strengths and barriers to academic success, and in developing short and long-term goals. Evaluates degree progress and recommends solutions to progression and requirement issues. Provides feedback and guidance to program faculty and leadership on student curricular needs.

25% Program Administration:
Develops advising tools to meet programmatic objectives; implements new programs and projects based on emerging student needs and new research in the student development field. Establishes program goals, determines priorities and sets deadlines. Creates written procedural guidelines for internal staff and key administrative staff in other units. Plans work assignments and schedules to meet long-term goals and objectives; manages and provides support for student leaders. Creates, implements, and analyzes program evaluations.

10% Career Counseling:
Advises division/college/students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the students’ field of study; advises on summer internship programs; develops and maintains a network of campus resources related to career support. Coordinates with the UC Berkeley Career Center and Associate Provost’s staff on the organization of job fairs, development of an alumni recruitment network, and identification and cultivation of potential employers.

5% Professional Development:
Maintains professional growth and development through attendance at training sessions, seminars, conferences, cross-campus committees, and through participation on campus-wide committees and in professional organizations. Attends and gives presentations on campus and at conferences such as UC Berkeley Stay Day, UC system-wide Academic Advising Conferences, and regional and national NACADA conferences.

Application Process

https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=21&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=25917&PostingSeq=1

Institution Information

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a dynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents a once-in-a-generation transformation. The Division brings together faculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the research university for the digital age. Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equity and opportunity—and building the capacity to respond to these challenges. CDSS connects the Data Science Undergraduate Studies, School of Information, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Center for Computational Biology, and the Data Science Commons. The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley’s broad-based data science education program, including classes and programs serving thousands of undergraduate students a year.

Additional Information

Position expected to be hybrid, with 2-3 days per week on campus and 2-3 days per week remote.

Contact Information

Marjorie Ensor, ensor@berkeley.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Solid verbal and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Working knowledge of departmental, divisional, and college policies and procedures for undergraduate matters.