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Graduate Student Services Advisor (4575U) - College of Engineering - EECS

Categories: Pacific Region 9


College of Engineering


University of California, Berkeley

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Position Description
The Computer Sciences (CS) Student Services Advisor III position involves a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences regarding graduate student matters involving approximately 250 current CS graduate students.  Provides assistance to the chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, admissions, student orientation, events, and related programs.  Responsibilities include a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department/school/college or organization. Provides assistance to the dean/chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, the evaluation and awarding of fellowships and block grant funds, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs. Using skills as a seasoned, experienced Student Services professional, provides the full range of student services within Computer Science Division of EECS. Independently advises students on the full range of academic issues inherent within the organization. Advises faculty and management on a variety of student issues. Works with the department's management to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures. Works independently with guidance on issues requiring in-depth knowledge of specialized programs provided by offices specializing in those fields, e.g., graduate division, office of the registrar, etc. In many instances, expected to serve as the representative of the Vice Chair for Graduate Matters. 

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Institution Information
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff. Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States.  With more than 250 regular faculty members, 1, 600 graduate students and 2,700 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. Operating expenditures for the College as a whole exceed $190.5 million annually.  Research expenditures amounting to 25% of campus total are administered separately by the Engineering Research Support Organization. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) is the largest Departments on the UC campus consisting of over 130 faculty, adjunct, active emeriti and PIR appointments, 2,000 undergraduates both in the College of Engineering and Letters and Science, 600+ graduate students, and 65 staff members. The Center for Student Affairs of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department (EECS) provides student-related and administrative support services to the EECS community; to other campus offices; and to individuals and organizations outside the University.  This unit provides a centralized site that facilitates EECS student, faculty, and staff needs from application for admission through graduation.

Application Process
First Review Date: November 4, 2014To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18806.Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. 

Additional Information
Salary:Annual Salary - $43,300-66,100 DOE. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Equal Employment OpportunityThe 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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see: EnvironmentAs of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: DisclosureThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act require that crime statistics and other safety information for colleges and universities receiving Title IV funds be made available to applicants upon request. University of California, Berkeley’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the UC campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to UCPD, Room 1, Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720.

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Required Qualifications
Knowledge and Skills (typically required of the position) 
• Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. 
• 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. • 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. Education/Training: 
• Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training • Masters degree, preferred.

Preferred Qualifications