Job Details

University of California, Riverside
  • Position Number: 1333831
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Biomedical Sciences Advisor/Admissions Counselor

Job Number: 201811025282
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Schedule: 8AM - 5PM
Salary: $40,300 - $79,300

Position Information:
Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Chair of the Division of Biomedical Sciences and the Director of Student Affairs, this position is responsible for performing advanced professional assignments involving a wide range of student services for the School of Medicine. The primary areas of responsibility include: outreach, recruitment, admissions, advising, program development and management of the Biomedical Sciences graduate program within the School of Medicine; the services offered by this area are essential to the SOM core teaching and learning mission.

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


2 - 4 years of related experience.

Minimum of 2 years of recent experience as a professional level student affairs officer or equivalent in a research university setting, effectively advising and counseling students.

Prior experience with Banner student information system.

Recent University of California experience as a professional level student affairs officer or equivalent.

Demonstrated experience with UC policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and UC regulations pertaining to student records and confidentiality, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Excellent writing skills to produce spreadsheets, reports, instructional brochures, booklets, handout materials, and various forms of communication including promotional information, website content, announcements, correspondence, etc.
Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications, online business systems and online student information systems. Demonstrated experience working in a student information/records system.
Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated organization and prioritization skills necessary to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Knowledge of complex U.S. visa and immigration procedures, compliance issues, and employment eligibility/authorization for international students and scholars.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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