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#112558 Student Academic Advisor

Extended Deadline: Fri 1/28/2022

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 27/10/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/05/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date 11/06/21.


Seventh College is the newest of UC San Diego's undergraduate colleges. The College’s theme, "A Changing Planet", encompasses a broad range of pressing global issues such as the climate crisis, mass migration, and rapid cultural and technological change. The goal of Seventh College is to help students acquire the skills needed to confront these challenges. Building upon their expertise in their major field of study, students are encouraged to approach large-scale, global problems from an interdisciplinary perspective and are given numerous opportunities to gain critical academic and real-world skills through project-based learning and research. The staff provide programs and services that support this academic mission by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students.

Serve as advising professional for Seventh College students at all levels. Provide online and in-person academic advising on degree requirements, University policies and regulations, and academic opportunities. Help students develop academic plans that align with their personal and professional goals. Determine applicability of transfer coursework to fulfill academic requirements. Provide enrollment advising and transition support for incoming students. Guide undeclared students through the major exploration process.

Monitor students' records to ensure academic progress and compliance with requirements and policies. Counsel students experiencing academic difficulty and discuss options and alternatives. Provide referrals to campus resources and services as appropriate. Evaluate records of graduating seniors for completion of requirements. Develop and deliver advising related programs and services to meet the needs of targeted populations. Serve on College and University committees. Act as liaison to academic departments and campus-wide student support offices; interact with faculty, families, and the general public.

  • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work.


  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Practical application of counseling techniques in a college advising environment.

  • Knowledge of departmental / school / college courses and majors.

  • Knowledge of department / school / college policies, procedures, and requirements. Ability to analyze, interpret, and explain a variety of college, departmental, and campus academic policies and procedures.

  • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original idea to solve problems. Proven skills and abilities in conflict resolution with the ability to exercise sound judgement, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening. Proven diplomacy in working with diverse population, including students, families, faculty, campus administrators, and the public.

  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating and evaluating academic records.

  • Expertise in functioning as a group leader and facilitating group interactions.

  • Demonstrated referral and liaison skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to identify and develop appropriate strategies in relation to specific populations and meet the needs of various groups and individuals.

  • Skill in using standard office computer technology and campus administrative computing systems, and the willingness and ability to update and maintain those skills as required.


  • Background Check is required.

  • The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4) requires certain professionals, known as "mandated reporters", to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. This position has been identified as a "mandated reporter."

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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