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Academic Advisor (4545U) - 2338 - 2338
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2019
Title Academic Advisor (4545U) - 2338 - 2338
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Educational Services
    Counseling Services

Academic Advisor (4545U) - 2338 - 2338

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 7, 2019

Departmental Overview

The Department of Mathematics at Berkeley is generally recognized as one of the broadest, liveliest, and most distinguished departments of mathematics in the world. With approximately 55 regular faculty members representing most of the major fields of current research, along with 30 post-doctoral scholars, 180 graduate students, over 900 undergraduate majors, one of the finest mathematics libraries in the nation, and situated in a favorable climate in one of America's most exciting and cosmopolitan centers for mathematics research and teaching, Berkeley has become a favorite location for the study of mathematics by students and faculty from all over the world.

  • Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the majors in Math, Applied Math, and Mathematics with a Concentration in Teaching and the minor in Mathematics.
  • Determines student eligibility to declare the majors in Math or Applied Math and assist in declaration process (handles half of more than 600 annual major declarations).
  • Helps students add the minor in Mathematics.
  • Evaluates and advises students in petitions for exceptions to departmental requirements.
  • Advises students on a wide range of course possibilities and/or ways to complete degree requirements that may not be clearly defined.
  • Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate course of action by the department (e.g. probation in the major, dismissal from the major).
  • Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student's academic success, helps students recognize these key non-academic issues, and makes appropriate referrals for additional therapeutic counseling and/or assistance from other campus units.

As part of advising students on progression and requirement matters:
  • Keeps student records updated and ensures that major electives and transfer work have gained faculty advisor approval.
  • Enters major electives, transfer work, approved substitutions, and faculty-approved waivers into Student Information System so that students can monitor completion of major requirements online.
  • Manages the undergraduate email listserve for current and prospective Math/Applied Math majors.
  • Composes emails to provide students with advice about program completion, departmental and college deadlines, the graduate school application process, and careers.
  • Certifies major completion status to the College and ensures that student GPAs meet academic senate guidelines.
  • Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion when there are no clear precedents or articulations, such as interdisciplinary programs or when transfer work is involved.
  • Makes recommendations to Head Major Advisor, Undergraduate Vice-Chair and Director of Student Services for needed changes in existing policies and processes regarding students served in the Math/Applied Math majors and Math minor.
  • Advises on special eligibility requirements such as Honors programs, fellowships, and scholarships.
  • Serve as staff liaison to faculty prize committee for undergraduate prizes.
  • Identifies candidates for nationwide awards such as Schafer Prize as well as for undergraduate commencement prizes including the Departmental Citation.

Peer Advising Program:
  • Assists with the management of the Math Department's Peer Advising program.
  • Helps with the recruitment and selection of peer advisors as well as the planning and execution of the weekly peer advising meetings and events.

Student Outreach and Events:
  • Plans, designs, and provides workshops for students, such as research workshops, student orientations including Golden Bear Advising and Golden Bear Experience, and enrichment programs.
  • Assists with Cal Day.
  • Assists with annual Departmental Commencement.
  • Creates and coordinates online student registration and releases tickets to students, creates undergraduate content for commencement program, assists with day-of-event logistics.
  • Advises new and continuing instructors on departmental/school/college and university policies and procedures.
  • Advises new and continuing instructors and new faculty advisors on student advising issues.

Professional Development:
  • Maintains professional development and updates working knowledge of student affairs administration through attendance and participation at campus training sessions and events and/or service on departmental and campus advising committees.
  • Engages in external professional development as funding provides.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
  • Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
  • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task.

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

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $72,800.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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