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#97450 Graduate Student Association Advisor

Filing Deadline: Tue 1/29/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/11/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/29/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Reports directly to the Director, Associated Students Administration with an indirect reporting responsibility to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, and serves as member of the Student Life Department.

The Advisor participates in leadership on campus-wide initiatives and may act on behalf of the AVC as requested.

The Graduate Student Association Advisor is responsible for advising the Graduate Student Association on broad strategic direction in developing goals, setting priorities, coordinating efforts, budget consultation and providing a broad range of high quality, dynamic experiential learning opportunities that align with the University's strategic plan and Student Affairs goals.

Using student development theories and concepts, performs a limited range of duties and responsibilities within a Student Life program. Works independently to provide information and interpretation of clearly defined policies, procedures and regulations. Receives direction regarding more complex issues and / or program(s). Identifies individual student needs for programs and services and advises on appropriate programs and resources.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required, including Monday evening Graduate Student Association meetings during the academic year.

This position is eligible for full:
1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
2) Life Insurance
3) UC Retirement Plan
4) Vacation/Holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).

For more information about UCSD Benefits visit - UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.

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  • Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Demonstrated theoretical and operational knowledge of the principals of higher education program administration, leadership, undergraduate education and student development.

  • Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Ability and skills in assessing the risk of student-initiated activities, programs, and travel and working effectively with students and campus departments to reduce the risk of activities to acceptable levels.

  • Knowledge of risk-mitigating requirements and strategies related to working with minors. Understanding of finance and budgets in regards to small organizations within an institution or similar structure.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven leadership as a mentor in order to provide guidance, communicate high expectations, and show an active interest in student progress. Ability to multitask, verbal communication, written communication and organization skills.

  • Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking. Ability to assess the needs of the students with respect to leadership development. Skill in training students to set goals, prioritize, plan, budget, implement, and evaluate social, cultural, community service, and educational programs.

  • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning. Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.

  • Knowledge of assessment methods and understanding of best practices related to student learning outcomes. Understanding of data collection as both an assessment tool and an evaluation tool. Ability to interpret data for both assessment and evaluation purposes.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to appropriately exercise independent judgement, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and patience. Ability to successfully interact both orally and in written form, with diverse populations.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$37,900 - $61,600 /year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday