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Student Affairs Officer III Exempt / Requisition Number: 30217

Categories: Pacific Region 9


College Academic Counseling



Date Posted:

May 12, 2019

Close Date:

June 7, 2019


Position Description

The Academic Counselor (payroll title of Student Affairs Officer 3 Exempt) counsels undergraduate students served by College Academic Counseling (CAC) at UCLA regarding academic requirements and options. College Academic Counseling is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education within the UCLA College and provides academic advising and related programs and services to approximately 17,000 undergraduates. This position reports to the Director of College Academic Counseling.


Major responsibilities of the Academic Counselor in addition to academic advising include: participate in the development, administration and evaluation of all programs under the jurisdiction of College Academic Counseling; participate in outreach activities, and evaluate student petitions and determine decisions. This position requires maintaining a regular schedule and on-time attendance.

Application Process

Please see the posting on the UCLA Campus Human Resources website at for further information on the application process.

Institution Information

The University of California 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. UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality.

Additional Information

The targeted salary range is between $4400/month to $4840/month ($52,800/year to $58,080/year). Please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume when applying. Thank you. Applicants are encouraged to apply soon as information will be reviewed within the first two weeks of the posting.

Contact Information

Bill Gordon, PhD Director, College Academic Counseling UCLA College of Letters and ScienceA-316 Murphy Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1430​


Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills and experience to counsel and advise students effectively with professional, academic and/or personal questions and concerns.
  • Skill in working independently and following through on duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and generating alternatives in order to improve operational processes.
  • Ability to organize and conduct group presentations to provide information and explain policies and procedures to various constituencies.
  • Skill in speaking with persons of various cultural, social economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflects the relative importance of assigned projects.
  • Ability to establish and promote cooperative working relationships.
  • Skill in writing grammatically correct, concise, and logical reports and statistics, correspondence, and proposals.
  • Skill in using standard office applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) and the Internet. Adaptability regarding the use of office internal software and web-based applications.
  • Skill in interacting diplomatically and effectively with representatives from other academic units/institutions.
  • Skill in evaluating information and policies according to criteria established by the Director of Counseling.
  • Ability to use discretion, sound judgment and tact in dealing with confidential materials and information.
  • Ability to develop, manage, and assess independently all assigned programs.
  • Skill in representing to the campus and community, in advocating for, and in serving as a resource regarding assigned programs.
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and statistics as required.
  • Must be able to maintain regular schedule and on-time attendance. Be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detailed knowledge of University and College academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Detailed knowledge of campus and community resources for students.
  • Three or more years of academic advising experience.
  • Working knowledge or ability to use UCLA's online academic student information system (OASIS), Counselor Desktop, and other online systems used for academic advising/counseling.