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Undergraduate Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Political Science


University of California - Davis

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Position Description

Under general supervision, serve as one of four primary advisors in the Orange Cluster Undergraduate Advising Center in the UCD College of Letters and Science. Provide comprehensive, advanced academic advising on a wide range of complex issues to undergraduate students in the departmental majors and support faculty members.

Independently handle admission processes including freshman and transfer students. Interpret and implement policies, and administer undergraduate activities for the department. Work with faculty on program development and administration. Manage quality assessment and policy development.


Application Information

Institution Information

The Orange Cluster Administration supports three academic units: Communication, Linguistics, and Political Science, which comprises of 56 ladder-rank faculty members, 12 unit 18 and Continuing Lecturers, over 105 non-Senate academic employees of varying titles per quarter, 12.75 FTE career staff, 105+ graduate students, and 2,400+ declared undergraduate majors.

This position is assigned to the Departments of Communication and will work closely with the Department Chair, Orange Cluster CAO, Undergraduate Directors as well as the Undergraduate Affairs Committees. This position is a direct report to the Student Services Manager. In addition, this position functions as back up advisor to the Departments of Linguistics and Political Science.

Additional Information

$19.25 - $39.46/HR

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Required Qualifications

  • Experience counseling and advising students in a University setting including academic planning and course selection techniques, study skills, and policies and procedures.
  • Experience assessing college transcripts and accurately calculating course grades and grade point averages, balances and deficiencies.
  • Knowledge of university, college, major, design, general education and NCAA policy requirements and their application to specific programs of major.
  • Knowledge of transfer admissions criteria and applicability of credit from other institutions; course registration procedures and other information and available forms.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills to answer correspondence, write reports and develop informational materials.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Computer skills using software programs (i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel) for word processing, maintaining databases, and accessing student information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of university procedures related to undergraduate students major requirements.
  • Experience confronting a variety of difficult situations and individuals, and making appropriate referrals for counseling and/or disciplinary action.
  • Knowledge of UC policies regarding affirmative action and privacy of information.
  • Knowledge of campus administrative reporting deadlines and of procedures related to advising and instructional processes.
  • Skills to obtain, correlate and analyze data and develop statistics from a variety of campus sources.
  • Skills to retrieve and assemble information for the preparation of reports, schedules, correspondence etc.
  • Experience with Banner, Degree Navigator, SISWEB and faculty information on DESII.
  • Knowledge of statewide, national and international college and university programs and resources.