Under the general direction of the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center Associate Director, and as part of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (CNAS UAAC) the incumbent is responsible for management of a Life Sciences academic advising pod including majors in Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Biology; Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Entomology; Microbiology; Neuroscience; and Plant Biology. Responsible for oversight, management, and supervision of positions charged with creating and implementing appropriate programming to facilitate advising for undergraduates in the Life Sciences majors using the principles of developmental academic advising and knowledge of teaching and learning theory working to promote student development and academic success. Also responsible for academic advising of students in Life Science majors with primary areas of advisor responsibility including advisement of potential and enrolled students; monitoring of each student's progress toward degree completion; informing students, faculty and staff of the policies and procedures pertaining to undergraduate student affairs; referring students to appropriate support services, analyzing academic trends and working with other advisors and departments to meet student advising needs. Responsible for resolution of unusual advising situations including petition review and approval, withdrawal, Education Abroad Program, Planned Undergraduate and Educational Leave Program approvals. Responsible for oversight of development and management of programs designed to enhance academic advising to target population including tracking and increasing CNAS Life Science student persistence, retention and graduation rates. Responsible for reporting student needs and unusual trends to appropriate CNAS college-level administrators to suggest policy changes and inform student management practice. Primary responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, performing performance evaluations and grievance resolution for all managed personnel. The representative combination of job functions is approximately 25% supervising of advising professionals, 40% academic advising of enrolled student majors and recruitment activities,35% program management and development, including other duties as assigned.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.