Arts and Humanities Advising Program Analyst (4546U) - 5750
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2020.
The intellectual heart of UC Berkeley, the College of Letters & Science (L&S) is the largest of the university's 14 colleges and schools and the most prestigious teaching and research unit in the UC system. L&S encompasses more than half of the campus's faculty, three-quarters of its undergraduate students, and half of its Ph.D. candidates.
From ancient times to the present day, people around the globe have raised fundamental questions about life through the arts, literature and philosophy. In the Arts & Humanities Division, faculty and students explore the human experience across an exceptionally broad range of subjects.
By studying the world's languages and cultures, students expand their horizons and prepare themselves for an increasingly multicultural world. Through rigorous exploration of complex philosophical arguments, students move beyond their own assumptions toward a deeper understanding of human life and its complexities. And discovery in the arts helps students open their imaginations to fresh perspectives on the world.
Program Development: Develop and implement programs to enhance enrollments and majors; to increase student learning capability, progress, access, success, and satisfaction across the Division; develop and implement programs to advise on interdisciplinary study across the Division; apply advanced evaluative tools and methods to assess effectiveness of current and new programs and services; develop and implement programming to provide support for faculty and instructors on student advising. Help support new and existing cross-Divisional programs for undergraduates (e.g. Course Threads, Compass Courses, Digital Humanities summer minor)
Analysis: Conduct trend analysis by utilizing data from various sources such as Cal Answers, SIS, etc., and make recommendations to dean and chairs. Attends meetings and develops recommendations for change implementation.
Consultation: Establish partnerships with departments and units for outreach, orientation, academic strategy, enrichment, enrollment, and community. Collaborate with, and advise chairs and deans on the formulation of policy by advising them on areas needing clarification and proposing solutions; analyze the consequences of academic policies and recommend new or changed policies; recommend for the resolution of intricate student employee issues (union, workload, and GSI appointment exceptions).
Training: Provide guidance to academic student advisors in departments and in the College; train and guide graduate students, staff, and student interns who teach, advise, and coach students; develop and implement multi-format programs for teacher training in advising and student affairs
Advising: Offer guidance for the Division's departments (19+ in number); establish strategic goals and practices to increase enrollments and majors in the Arts and Humanities; apply advanced student service expertise and advising to the most challenging problems in enrollment levels and develop solutions to these problems.
Advanced knowledge of academic programs and advising.
Advanced analytical skills, including data analysis, problem identification, and ability to develop original solutions.
Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the divisional curriculum, both departmentally and inter-departmentally.
Thorough knowledge of or ability to quickly learn college policies, procedures, and requirements.
Skills in judgment, reasoning, decision-making, and project management.
Supervisory skills to hire, train, and provide coaching and guidance to student workers and interns.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Interpersonal and multi-cultural competencies: knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
Knowledge of FERPA and SIS.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
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.