University of California Riverside, Bourns College Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs in Riverside, California
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
31213033 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $78,700 - $128,500
Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education (ADUE) for the School of Education (SOE), the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education (incumbent) will be responsible for overseeing the academic advising unit/staff for the SOE undergraduate education programs office. The incumbent oversees student affairs administrative and instructional support functions including academic advising, outreach, and registration. The incumbent collaborates with the ADUE and the SOE administrative leadership team to monitor equity gaps in progress and outcomes for undergraduate students, with particular attention to historically underserved students and a special focus on Black male student outcomes. The incumbent leads the marketing and outreach of potential and current undergraduate students; orienting and enrolling students; and developing advising and mentoring programs, services, and processes to support students' ongoing academic and career development. The incumbent works in tangent with the SOE Enrollment Manager-Academic Scheduling Specialist in the process of projecting enrollment demand and scheduling courses to support timely degree progress for undergraduates. The incumbent oversees the provision of all scheduling, enrollment management, advising, mentoring, and enrichment services supporting the SOE and students enrolled in the department's undergraduate programs; development, distribution, and dissemination of information regarding university, college, and department policies, procedures and requirements; certification of degree completion with respect to university, college and major requirements; policy translation, consultation, administrative and analytical support for the Dean, Associate Deans, Conveners, and the SOE's administrative leadership team. The incumbent exercises leadership and discretionary authority to solve managerial and programmatic concerns and utilizes a high degree of independence, ingenuity, and analytical skills to resolve complex problems without precedent and/or structure. The incumbent will act as the liaison between the SOE and external offices on a variety of matters related to the undergraduate education program. The incumbent establishes and implements new (and refines existing) academic programs, policies, and procedures. The incumbent develops and implements best practices for the student affairs unit that are in compliance with UC policies and federal, state, and local regulations. The incumbent actively participates in the short- and long-term strategic planning for the unit curriculum and programs. The incumbent maintains the program office budget and oversees the planning, management, and coordination in alignment with the mission, goals, and objectives. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of racial literacy given that UCR is an HSI, MSI, AANAPISI located on Indigenous lands in what we now call the Inland Empire.
The full salary range for the Asst. Director of Undergraduate Prog. is $78,700 - $145,100 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is up to $120,000 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.
Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.
As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in counseling, student development, education, or other related area. Preferred
Preference to applicants with degrees in ethnic studies or related fields. Preferred
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, and leadership.
Skills in project management and social perceptiveness.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to write concisely, persuasively, and in summary form. Skill to compose, edit and proofread narrative sections of printed information. Ability to express verbally one's position, plan of action, evaluation, or interpretation in a professional, concise, and courteous manner.
High-level critical thinking and interpretive skills to analyze situations, define problems, identify concerns, develop, propose and implement solutions. Creativity to analyze and solve unusual and new problems in ways that establish effective and efficient procedures.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. Strong demonstrated skills to articulate complex program requirements to a variety of individuals with broad educational, cultural, and language backgrounds in a pleasant and courteous manner.
Ability to manage projects/initiatives from inception to adoption; along with evaluation after adoption for improvements/modifications.
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with faculty, students and staff using tact, diplomacy and discretion. Strong negotiating skills to resolve conflicts among staff, faculty, and students. Strong leadership, organizational, negotiation, decision-making and management skills.
Ability to analyze work situations and implement long range plans to develop systems and procedures to fulfill complex organizational needs.
Demonstrated ability to extract pertinent information from computerized databases and other sources, conduct analyses, and prepare proposals and reports.
Racial and cultural competency in working with historically marginalized communities, given that UCR is an HSI, MSI, and AANAPISI located on Indigenous lands in what we now call the Inland Empire.
Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Demonstrated capability in improving the recruitment, programming, and retention of historically underrepresented and excluded students, and particularly black students given identified barriers and disparities at UCR.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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