JOB POSTING Two positions are currently open: one as Lead Academic Preceptor for Crown and Merrill Colleges, and another as Lead Academic Preceptor for College Nine and John R. Lewis Colleges. Applications submitted will be considered for both positions, and may be considered for other positions if they become available.
This is an in-person position based on Main UCSC Campus (with the possibility of a partial telecommuting schedule).
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is:07-11-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Each of the ten residential colleges at UC Santa Cruz employs a team of academic advisors who work with students through the entirety of their undergraduate career. College academic advising serves as the generalist branch of advising at UC Santa Cruz, focusing on all career-based requirements (general education, university, college requirements) and applying academic senate policy including academic standing, progress, and time-to-degree. College advising works collaboratively with others at the college to ensure a coordinated approach to serving students' academic, residential, and developmental needs, and works collaboratively with academic advisors in the academic departments and with other advisors on campus.
The primary mission of College advising is to assist students in identifying and clarifying their academic directions and educational goals, and to help them to develop meaningful and compatible plans and success strategies.
Develops, manages, and implements the colleges' academic advising programs. Utilizes knowledge of relevant research and best practices in higher education to develop programs and lead advising services in the colleges that address the academic and developmental needs of diverse populations of undergraduates, including academic orientation, academic success, and student retention programs. Supervises Student Academic Advisors who provide professional level academic advice to students. Provides technical assistance to advisors on complex issues such as exceptions to policy, recommendations to change policy, and precedent-setting actions. Participates with management in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for Student Academic Advising. Represents the student academic advising function on committees and other organization entities as needed. Responsible for oversight of advising projects and initiatives, coordination, program development and evaluation.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $78,000 - $83,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 2
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Directs Student Academic Advisors who provide the full range of academic advising to students and service to the college provosts and faculty. Provides training and development, monitors and evaluates employee performance. Recommends employee selection and corrective action, if necessary.
Provides academic advice to students from diverse backgrounds to assist them in the clarification of their educational goals and realistic plans to achieve those goals. Advises on all aspects of their academic experience, including academic progression and general education, university, and college requirements.
Provides guidance and assistance to the most complex and / or precedent-setting issues. Researches and analyzes complex student cases, and makes recommendations to college provosts and academic standing committees on appropriate actions.
Oversees the development and implementation of college-based student programs and workshops with learning outcomes related to academic and student success. Analyzes data on retention, graduation and student success to evaluate the need for new programs and effectiveness of current programs.
Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures, and recommends to college and campus advising leadership changes in policies and procedures. Oversees quarterly student progress monitoring processes and ensures the college advising office is compliant with FERPA and UC privacy policies, and with student records disposition policies and schedules.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Demonstrated ability to advise undergraduate students on clarifying their educational goals and developing plans to achieve them, as gained through substantial related academic advising experience in a college or university setting.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs, and ability to learn new systems.
Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Project management skills.
Skills in social perceptiveness. Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including oral and public speaking.
Demonstrates excellent written communication skills.
Demonstratesability to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff, and parents of diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds, and an understanding of the challenges faced by diverse student populations (including but not limited to first generation students, underrepresented minority students, students with disabilities, low-income students, LGBT students, non-traditional students, veterans) in higher education.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning.
Abilities to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Abilities in persuasion and leadership.
Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Master's degree in a field related to academic advising, or equivalent work experience.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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