Updated: Oct 8, 2020 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: MERAGE/UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Job Opening ID: 11821
Reports To: STDT SVC ADVISOR 3
Working Title: ACADEMIC ADVISOR, UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Department: MERAGE/UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 004544
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers three dynamic MBA programs - plus PhD, specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees - that prepare business leaders for our digitally driven world. Through our programs, students acquire the exceptional ability to grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, digital information technology and collaborative execution. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to rank consistently among the top five percent of all business programs worldwide through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. Additional information is available at merage.uci.edu. The Undergraduate Programs Office at the Paul Merage School of Business oversees the Business Administration major and three minors in Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Management. The mission of the Merage Undergraduate Programs Office is to provide quality, student-centered educational support and to offer services that meet the administrative and academic goals of students, the School and the University.
Under supervision, the Academic Advisor serves as the front-line advisor for prospective/current undergraduate students, faculty, staff and the public regarding academic degree and minor programs in The Paul Merage School of Business. Advises primarily by walk-in or online chat, but also by telephone and email. Provides academic planning services to prospective/current undergraduate students regarding Merage School major and minor requirements, policies and procedures. Assists in coordinating, hosting and evaluating events, workshops, and projects for prospective and current undergraduates. Delivers advising and orientation sessions to new undergraduate students, as assigned. Assists with survey efforts to assess undergraduate student interests, needs, and experiences, and compiles and summarizes data. Processes reimbursements and all expenditures via KFS.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. Must be able to professionally represent the School to prospective students, parents, and the external community. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening. Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original idea to solve problems. Experience advising first-generation and low-income undergraduate students in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to effectively relate to a broad variety of individual backgrounds. Ability to multi-task and work efficiently. Proficient in utilization of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of department / school / college policies, procedures, and requirements. Skill in using on-line technology linked with the Admission's Office and Registrar's Office (e.g., WebAdmin, DegreeWorks) to collect and compile data, review student files, identify normal academic progress markers, and/or assess the completion of major/breadth requirements for graduation. Skill in public speaking and presenting to various audiences. Knowledge of departmental / school / college courses and majors.
Special Conditions Required:
Willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends and early start times as needed.
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.
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.
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