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#111475 Community Engagement & Academic Advisor

Extended Deadline: Mon 10/18/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:,-faculty-and-staff-issued-for-2021-2022.html

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/07/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/16/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 09/17/21.


The UC San Diego Human Developmental Sciences Program (HDS) is interdisciplinary, covering a broad spectrum of issues in biological, psychological, and socio-cultural development. Incorporating the resources of over 12 UCSD Departments and Programs, the curricular design emphasizes development as an essential perspective from which to understand human behavior.

Solely responsible for all programmatic, administrative and advising aspects of the Human Developmental Sciences Program's HDS 191 - Field Research Experience course. Conduct vast community exploration and outreach to identify appropriate community liaisons. Represent the University and the Human Developmental Sciences Program in community settings. Coordinate site placement and preparation of 50-100 undergraduate field research students each quarter. Manage and assist field research faculty coordinator with HDS 191 course. Provide student advising for HDS pre-majors, majors and minors. Utilize general knowledge of college and program emphasis and requirements, abroad programs, course scheduling and registration, add/drop procedures for courses, petitions, incomplete grade procedures, degree checks, and publications. Assess need and develop quarterly workshops on various topics relating to student interest and need. Serve as back-up timekeeper, assist with hiring and development of TAs, perform basic fiscal administration tasks.

Applies professional Student Services concepts. Provides varied student services to students, faculty, and department / school / college management. Works on moderately complex issues. Receives assistance on more complex issues.

Must be available to work overtime during peak periods. Periodic visits to field research sites (San Diego county) required. Access to reliable transportation preferred.

  • This position may work hybrid remote schedule due to COVID.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Skill and experience in effective one-on-one academic counseling, advising, and listening. Ability to evaluate students needs, and facilitate student decision-making. Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

  • Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Knowledge of campus administrative offices and services provided. Knowledge of services available to students through campus departments and agencies.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility, tact, and diplomacy in interactions with students, faculty, co-workers, campus administrators and the public.

  • Skills in program management. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community-based sites and facilitate relationships between these sites and undergraduate students. Skills in strategic planning, clear communication, and organization.

  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. Skill to articulate complex program requirements to a variety of individuals with broad educational, cultural, and language backgrounds.

  • Ability to present detailed and complex information clearly through written and oral communication. Ability to work in a very busy interactive environment with frequent interruptions and to perform tasks accurately and quickly. Skill in presenting information about courses, curricula, programs, and career options to small and large groups of people in an organized comprehensive manner.

  • Understanding of University rules and regulations. Ability to articulate how these rules and regulations apply to and affect students.

  • Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.

  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning. Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.

  • Ability to coordinate program events, workshops, etc. with appropriate campus departments, faculty, offices, and organizations.

  • Demonstrated ability in analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing data (student, fiscal, timekeeping, etc.) and records.


  • Working knowledge of Tritonlink, CMS, VAC, ISIS, and other PC-related software to manage and streamline workload.


  • Background Check required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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