UCI is a growing, dynamic, top-tier research university, the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and routinely ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities. It is increasingly diverse, being designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and its service to “first generation” college students has contributed to recognition as the #1 university “doing the most for the American Dream.” UCI receives among the highest numbers of undergraduate applications of any university, public or private, in the nation. The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest schools at UCI, serving over 4000 undergraduate students in 10 majors, and provides pre-health advising to the entire campus. The School has in recent years seen significant growth in enrollment with disproportionate increases in first generation students and minority populations. The School is committed to creating a learning environment "Where All Minds Thrive," and to foster a community of scholars where students of all backgrounds develop a sense of purpose and belonging.
We therefore seek a Director of Student Affairs with the commitment, motivation, and experience to develop and implement strategies to achieve these goals.
The Director will develop, administer, and evaluate programs to enhance academic advising and student experience, provide direction to professional academic advisors, interact with other campus units, and serve the School administration, faculty, and students. The scope of work will include:
- Managing the undergraduate student academic advising unit in the School of Biological Sciences
- Formulating policies and procedures for the student academic advising program
- Develops the long-term organizational goals of the unit
- Managing the financial and human resources for the program
- Establishing goals and policies to meet UC and UC growth trends and targets including population demographics with a keen focus in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Analyzing, designing, developing and advising on curricular programs and changes both in and outside the School
- Directing and managing all aspects of health sciences career advising for the campus
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
- Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
- Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, or services, to make improvements
- Skills in project management and social perceptiveness
- Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, and leadership
- Strong knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences
- Experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.