Assistant Dean of Academic Advising - 117823
#117823 Assistant Dean of Academic AdvisingFiling Deadline: Wed 8/10/2022
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Named for civil rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and inspired by his contributions to building a more just society, Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego is dedicated to supporting undergraduate students from all majors to become engaged citizens who are committed to serving society. Marshall College staff members work collaboratively to guide students in understanding that their professional careers will take place in a larger societal context determined by complex histories and social struggles, and that they have a hand in shaping the future. Founded in 1970 as UC San Diego’s third college, the College’s mission to "develop students as scholars and citizens" is brought to life by our engaged students, faculty, staff, and alumni who live, work, and study all over the world.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the mission of Marshall College. This is reflected in the topics of study in the Dimensions of Culture Program, the required writing courses for all entering first year students, that focuses on the study of diversity, justice, and imagination in U.S. history, culture, and society. Our residence halls and apartment communities represent the grassroots history of our college in their house names, utilize restorative practices/justice to build community, and house large communities of underrepresented minoritized students, including significant populations of Native, Black, and Latinx students. The College’s programs and partnerships demonstrate our commitment to diversity, as shown through our exchange programs with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Public Service minor, our Partnerships Schools Program with Gompers Preparatory Academy and the Preuss School, our work with the OASIS Summer Bridge Program, the Kumeyaay Native Garden, and striking art pieces throughout Marshall College: the Sojourner Truth statue, the Chicano Legacy Mural, and a recently installed community-based mural in our residential community.
Serve as Assistant Dean of Academic Advising at Thurgood Marshall College. Assist the Dean in managing operations and personnel for the advising unit. Supervise staff and oversee daily operation, administration, and management of the unit; review and improve existing advising programs and participate in the development and implementation of new programs, policies, and procedures affecting TMC undergraduates and Academic Advising unit. Assume full responsibility for the management of the unit in the absence of the Dean and represent the Dean at college and campus levels. Other responsibilities include student advising and counseling, degree audits, and other advising programs. Assume primary responsibility for oversight of the advising and enrollment process for new students directly and through assigned personnel, including the development of the academic portion of the new student websites. Serve as primary contact for readmission and other exceptions to University policies. Coordinate services for students experiencing academic difficulty.
- This position is required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Substantial professional experience in a college academic advising environment. Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.
Demonstrated leadership skills in advising functions. Proven skill in evaluating academic records.
Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements. Knowledge and skill in interpreting and implementing college and University policies and procedures.Creative organizational ability in terms of conception, development, implementation, and evaluation of college and campus programs.
Demonstrated ability to organize and conduct meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. Experience and skill in facilitating group interactions.
Knowledge of educational theory and principles and experience in practical application of counseling techniques.
Ability to supervise a diverse staff. Skill in selecting, training, and evaluating staff and students and the ability to prioritize job tasks for self and staff. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. Strong counseling skills, including demonstrated excellence in active listening and in helping individuals with problemidentification, problem solving, conflict resolution, and decision making.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Tact and discretion in referring students to other student services personnel.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present comprehensive and detailed information clearly and concisely. Ability to speak well in public.
Ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently, prioritize and multi-task with frequent interruptions.
Ability to set long- and short-term goals, excellence with "big picture" concepts and details to implement programs.
Ability to develop and present effective training materials and to develop appropriate advising strategies for specific populations and individuals.
Experience with computer programs for word processing, e-mail, and student tracking and monitoring. Ability to utilize technology to support the mission and goals of academic advising.
Tact and diplomacy in working with diverse populations including students, parents, faculty, campus administrators, and the public.
- 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).
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