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Earl Warren College is one of six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego. Warren College is home to approximately 4,100 undergraduate students who may select any major offered by the university. The colleges are distinguished by their general education curriculum which at Warren encourages both depth and breadth, stresses the relationship between the individual and society. Warren College has created a dynamic, innovative, energetic, and strong team environment and is looking for an Academic Counselor who values this type of workplace.
The Academic Counselor, New Student Programs Specialist will work with College leadership to develop innovative, interactive programs for first-year Warren students, including our student-centered, in-person orientation programs for freshmen, transfer students, and their parents as well as Triton Day and Transfer Triton Day. This position will be cross-trained between Warren College Student Affairs and Warren College Academic Advising, bridging these two departments in order to holistically support Warren students particularly during their on-boarding to university life and our unique college system.
Additionally, this position will utilize current technology (including online platforms) to connect with students throughout their life cycle at the university (from prospective students to Triton alumni) as well as create and deliver supplementary content and information relevant to first-year students. This position will also develop and coordinate in-person workshops and other programming throughout the year, includingacademic-advising related workshops and residence hall academic advising. This position serves as a senior academic counselor, providing individual, group, and electronic academic advising to Warren students.
Occasional weekend and evening work required, particularly during orientations.
Proven experience with academic advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.
Knowledge of theories and principles of institutions of higher education. Strong skill in counseling and advising techniques, including active listening techniques and knowledge of when to use them, and interviewing skills.
Professional student development experience with background in educational, cultural, and social program development.
Proven success in creating and implementing student orientation programs in higher education.
Demonstrated ability and experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.
Excellent skills in making presentations and relating interpersonally with students, parents, staff, and university constituents.
Programmatic budget management experience to create plans and monitor expenses to stay within a defined budget. Ability to make proposals to higher level managers for additional resources.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate academic data and records and make analytical decisions.
Demonstrated ability to utilize technology to support the mission of new student programs.
Organizational skills in developing and implementing general educational and curricular programs to meet the needs of target populations.
Proven skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving conflict resolution and suggesting academic alternatives. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Strong ability to multitask. Skill at setting priorities. Skill in organizing and prioritizing to meet workload and time frame needs.
Ability to work as a team member integrating functions with those of other staff members. Skills in selection, training, and directing the work of student staff.
Willingness and ability to meet University and department standards for attendance and embrace and follow the UCSD Principles of Community.
Demonstrated referral and liaison skills and recognition and maintenance of confidentiality.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.