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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 12-08-2020
Dept Marketing Statement The Psychology Department currently has 29 academic FTE, an administrative staff of seven, and makes several temporary academic staff appointments each year. The Psychology Department has over 1900 undergraduate students declared and proposed in the Cognitive Science and Psychology majors and 69 Psychology PhD graduate students. The Psychology Department Faculty and Staff are all currently housed in Social Sciences 2, College 10. The undergraduate advising team consists of the Field Study Prorgram Director and two full-time undergraduate advisors.
Involves a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department / school / college or organization. Provides assistance to the dean / chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, the evaluation and awarding of fellowships and block grant funds, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs.
Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced academic adviser. The Field Study Program Director has full programmatic responsibility for the administration of the Psychology Field Study Program. The position will oversee all aspects of the field study program and act as a liaison between psychology department faculty, undergraduate students and field placement supervisors. The Field Study Program Director initiates and maintains relationships with community agencies offering internships to Cognitive Science and Psychology majors.
A portion of the Field Study Program Director is allocated to undergraduate advising. Provides advice to students on the full range of requirements for a department with two majors and a wide variety of course requirements.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range: $63,000 - 68,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: None
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
Job Duties 35% Internship Liaison & Career Counseling: Advises department students and alumni on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the student's field of study; advises on year-round internship programs; develops and maintains network of departments and regional agencies interested in hiring students. Identifies and cultivates potential employers. Responsible for interpreting organization policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination.
25% Academic Advising: Advises faculty on departmental and university policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree and field study program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; devises curriculum planning in collaboration with chair and faculty, and with other departments. Supervises student workers and peer advisors. Applies professional student services concepts, provides the full range of student services to student population served by the organization.
20% Recruitment and Admissions: Plans and implements outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria, helps rank applicants for admissions; evaluates domestic and international transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits. Oversees and may conduct orientations of new students.
15% Events: Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as commencements. Plans, designs, and provides workshops for students, such as information about the organization, or academic strategies and enrichment programs.
5% Financial Aid: Oversees the administration, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, scholarships, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options of the organization and extra-mural fellowship opportunities. Oversees administration of faculty field study sponsorship awards.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of common computer application programs and common principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving,
Ability to identify measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Proven communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with faculty, students, parents and other professionals
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Experience in one or more of the following areas in which the field program places students: education, criminal justice system, applied research, social services, community mental health.
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