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University of California, Riverside

Student Academic Specialist 2

🇺🇸 Riverside, CA

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $52,100 - $89,700

💻 Academic Advising

🗓️ January 13th, 2023

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Position Information
Under the general direction of the Director of CHASS F1RST: First Year Success Programs provides administrative, analytic and technical support for CHASS F1RST programs. The position performs and/or supervises specific functions supportive of the units mission goals including program development, outreach, recruitment, program evaluation, training, and other functions necessary to support a teaching and research unit. The position has operational responsibilities for support services.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment. **

Minimum Requirements 
  • Must be able to work in a flexible, fluid, and potentially chaotic working environment.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making.
  • Develops knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills. Skill in communicating tactfully in person and in writing with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
  • Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Strong work characteristics including, resourcefulness, initiative, self-management, diligence. Ability to work independently while maintaining cooperative working relationships with coworkers in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.
  • Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
  • Skill in creating, editing, and formatting documents and reports using applicable software applications, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and experience using email messaging and automated calendaring systems.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Develops knowledge of current and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific; student-population specific).
  • Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems.
  • Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Knowledge of UCR and the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
  • Knowledge of learning theories and training models.
  • Knowledge of Peer Counseling Techniques.
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