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Advising Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor, UCLA College Academic Counseling

Recruitment Period

Open February 11th, 2021 through Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by March 13th, 2021, you will have until March 14th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

If you like advising students and are interested in exploring questions about student success, the impact of academic advising, what gaps might exist, and how we might address them, this role may be perfect for you!

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Support, the Advising Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor provides academic advising for undergraduate students served by UCLA College Academic Counseling (CAC).

The Advising Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor will develop and implement assessment strategies for programs and services as related to academic advising and student success, and participate in strategic planning for CAC. Major responsibilities of the position include: (1) providing academic advising regarding requirements and options for undergraduate students in CAC, (2) creating assessment projects and/or utilizing current data to support academic advising at UCLA, (3) supporting the development, assessment, and evaluation of programs under the jurisdiction of College Academic Counseling as needed, and (4) participating in outreach activities of the unit as assigned, including in-person, phone and on-line advising activities.

In this role, the Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor will create and implement a program of assessment for advising, organize and disseminate reports and related documents, and participate in creating and contributing to a culture of evidence-based decision making. The Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor will collaborate and coordinate with campus partners to support CAC. The Academic Advisor and Coordinator will also provide academic advising for students with an emphasis on strategies for achieving personal and scholastic balance, academic success, and scholarly and career exploration. Additionally, the incumbent will process student petitions, act on requests for exceptions to rules and policies using established and uniform guidelines, evaluate student applications for readmission to UCLA and determines appropriate action, respond to inquiries from students and parents, compose letters of recommendation as requested in support of student applications for graduate and professional schools, employment, scholarships, etc., and follow up on individual student cases and makes referrals when appropriate.

The successful candidate must have a master’s degree and knowledge of issues in higher education; have experience working with academic policy and programs at a large public research university; have knowledge of UCLA processes and procedures; have broad familiarity with existing curriculum, programs and services for UCLA undergraduates; have experience with academic advising in a higher education setting; be skilled in information retrieval and data management; demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively in programs and activities involving faculty, staff, and students; be able to implement and facilitate workshops and other events effectively; possess interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons of differing social, educational, economic and cultural backgrounds; have the ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission of CAC.

College Academic Counseling is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education within the UCLA College and provides academic advising and related programs and services to approximately 18,000 undergraduates. Information about College Academic Counseling may be viewed at:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $66,608/year to $73,342/year.

Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected late January start date.

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:

Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required