Student Affairs Coordinator (4574U) Job 27464 - School of Information
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 8/20/19
Departmental Overview This position involves 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.
Responsibilities 50% Academic Advising: Applying professional Student Services concepts, provides a full range of student services to graduate students in programs at the School of Information. Delivers advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress, major requirements, and course selection, schedule, and sequencing. Serves as the first point of contact for student advising through walk-in and scheduled appointments, email, phone, and video conferencing as relevant. Assists students with identifying, navigating, and accessing student resources and campus services. Helps provide traditional campus resources and services to nontraditional students in online master's programs.
15% Campus Communication: Monitors enrollment and prepares materials advertising courses with available seats to appropriate student populations across campus in order to maximize enrollment. Maintains excellent communication with colleagues in other departments and campus.
10% Student Government Support: Develops new student government initiatives and maintains relationships with student government. Facilitates recruitment for MIDS student representatives three times per year; coordinates Student Affairs staff and student representatives from all School of Information graduate programs; maintains and develops an online presence for student organizations.
10% Financial Aid: Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options.
10% Events: Plans and implements student-related events and activities in coordination with student leadership and external relations staff as needed.
5% Development: Develop and participate in staff development, including working on special programs as assigned, attending classes which will enhance expertise in job areas, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate, and participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service.
Required Qualifications *********************************This is an eight-month (80% time), contract***************************
Experience counseling full time and part time graduate students.
Strong preference for experience working with students in an online degree-granting program.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, written communication, organization.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.
Knowledge of University processes and procedures.
Understanding of University rules and regulations.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
*The hourly salary range designated for this position: $22.00 - $29.00; however, starting salary is commensurate with experience.
*This position is 80% Full-Time Equivalent.
*This is an eight-month, contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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