Graduate Advisor and Course Scheduler (4575U) 19555
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 24, 2021
For more than a century, the Geography Department at Berkeley has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies and cultures of cities and built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated histories. We use geographic analyses to illuminate the abiding problems of the modern world.
Curriculum management utilizing the various processes in the Student Information System (SIS). As the primary scheduler for the department, responsible for the gathering of instructor teaching plans and enter all relevant data in the schedule for all three scheduling periods, fall semester, summer session and the springer semester.
Academic Advising for graduate (primary) and undergraduate (backup/ secondary) programs: Advises faculty on departmental/school/college and university policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; participates in graduate curriculum planning in collaboration with chair and manager, and in compliance with COCI and campus-wide policies. Advises visiting international and intercampus students with issues regarding residency and connections with the international office. Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination.
Graduate funding: Oversees the administration, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, scholarships, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options on campus and extra-mural fellowship opportunities; oversees processes for equitable assignment of GSIs and coordinates GSI assignments each term; co-manages the graduate student funding and budgeting with the Head Graduate Advisor.
Graduate Recruitment and Admissions: advises prospective graduate applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing professional judgment: evaluates domestic and international transcripts for degree eligibility, including consolidating applicant files, following up on missing materials, summarizing applicant qualification and preparing materials for faculty review; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits to Berkeley.
Graduate student event planning: supports events related to graduate students, such as prospective visitation, interviews, orientation, commencement, qualifying exams, exit talks and filings. Plays supporting role in other complex, high-visibility student events, such as Cal Day. Supports diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives within the department and in conjunction with division and university programs.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Can utlilize or quickly learn University-specific computer application programs and can apply or quickly learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.