DIRECTOR, BIOLOGY ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER (BASC)

University of California-Davis  |  Davis, CA

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

DIRECTOR, BIOLOGY ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER (BASC)

Job Type: Development
Location: Davis, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 23136
Application Deadline: 07/29/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
development and implementation of undergraduate programs
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
development and implementation of undergraduate programs
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Other
Experience:

Position Description

UC Davis

DIRECTOR, BIOLOGY ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER (BASC)

Salary: $5,466.67 - $11,183.33/MO.

Final Filing Date: 07-03-2019 

 

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs, and in collaborative partnership with the faculty Master Advisors and Vice Chairs for the undergraduate majors in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS), the Director of the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of undergraduate programs for the college including, but not limited to degree-granting program administration; student outreach and recruitment; student engagement, retention, and success initiatives; strategic initiative planning; and delivery of comprehensive advising services. 

 

Coordinate with all levels of management, stakeholders, and subject experts within and outside of the organization, college, and university, to support the program management and implementation of a world-class advising center. The director provides intellectual leadership for the entire BASC, which includes 16-18 academic advisors serving in three roles: Assistant Director / Senior Academic Advisors with supervisory responsibility, Undergraduate Academic Advisors (SAA3), and BASC Academic Advisors (SAA2). The Director establishes organizational goals, manages BASC resources, and aligns BASC vision and values with the strategic goals of the college and the university. The Director manages unit resources including budget. 

 

The director provides expert consultation and direction for all BASC advisors and student peer advisors. Engages with the faculty Master Advisors and Vice Chairs, and representatives from the Academic Senate to ensure CBS students are advised in compliance with the rules and regulations of academic programs, the college, and the university. In fulfillment of this role, the director actively participates in a variety of campus committees and councils related to academic advising, retention, and student success. Collaborates with the campus Executive Director of Academic Advising to implement and assess advising best practices for CBS. 

 

In the absence of the Associate Dean, the director assumes full responsibility and delegated authority for the effective delivery of BASC services. Aspects of this position have a high consequence of error which could result in litigation; for example, improper dismissal from the university and/or students not graduating or personnel issues. 

 

The position requires strong mentoring, teamwork, and communication skills, and the ability to work with individuals within and across the organization, college, and campus. The director must be a highly collaborative leader to facilitate the management and implementation of advising on curriculum and educational experiences for students in partnership with faculty and campus partners. This position requires a high level of management and senior professional experience, autonomy, professionalism, discretion and initiative.  

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at 

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=162667   

Requisition Number:  03023969  

 

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Master's degree in STEM field, academic advising, counseling, higher education leadership, student services, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

• Extensive direct experience supervising professional staff including staff retention and development; employment and recruitment practices, classification, compensation practices, performance standards, conflict resolution; and to efficiently and effectively manage workload of self and others. 

• Extensive direct experience advising students and overseeing an advising office. 

• Demonstrated experience applying multicultural competencies and concepts in an advising environment including issues impacting first-generation, international and out-of-state students- including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

• Promote and model fairness, respect, inclusiveness, empathy, integrity, and ethical conduct, which fosters a climate and culture that promotes inclusivity in dealings with and on behalf of the University, consistent with laws, regulations, UC policies and UC Davis Principles of Community. 

• Experience in contributing and leading in a shared leadership model where collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation are emphasized in order to provide high quality student services. 

• Leadership and negotiation skills to motivate a strong interactive team approach among people from diverse backgrounds, to model professional behavior and communication skills, and facilitate conflict resolution. 

• Demonstrated experience using analytical and problem solving skills to identify and document patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet those needs. 

• Experience with defining academic advising learning outcomes and associated syllabi and experience with assessment of academic advising and/or educational student learning outcomes. 

• Experience using decision making skills to extract from complex situations those elements of greatest relevance, present that information succinctly. 

• Interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively and professionally with administration, staff, visitors, and volunteers, using diplomacy, and good judgment during all interactions in the performance of wide variety of programs and support functions. 

• Experience in conducting group and public presentations in small and large group settings. 

• Knowledge to implement principles of performance management and coach staff to enhance their overall contributions to the organization. 

• Writing, editing, and proofreading skills to compose correspondence and prepare clear and concise summaries. 

• Experience with computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet and database applications to perform standard office computer-based activities such as preparing correspondence, documents and reports.  

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience overseeing a university-level academic advising office. 

• Knowledge of university, federal and state policies and laws regarding privacy of information and confidentiality of student records. 

• Leadership and negotiation skills to motivate a strong interactive team approach among people from diverse backgrounds and to model professional behavior and communication skills. 

• Political acumen and knowledge of protocol and decorum in representing the college and the university in interactions with multiple diverse constituencies. 

• Experience providing advice to faculty on existing policies and/or regulations and innovative ideas for improvements. 

• Experience enforcing laws and policies governing enrollment, privacy/ confidentiality, and advising (could include FERPA, state/federal laws, or university policies). 

• Experience with computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet and database applications to perform standard computer-based activities such as preparing correspondence, documents, and reports. 

• Demonstrated knowledge of basic descriptive statistical measures sufficient to correctly employ and/or interpret such measures in the course of planning for or assessing advising practices and services. 

• Ability to recognize problems requiring specialized professional attention and to make well-chosen referrals. 

• Experience using decision-making skills to extract from complex situations those elements of greatest relevance and present that information succinctly. 

• Knowledge of the academic environment and pressures encountered by students at a major research university, including students from underrepresented groups and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

• Knowledge of pedagogies and advising strategies used with historically underserved and international students. 

• Knowledge of college student development theories. 

• Knowledge of the academic environment and pressures encountered by students at a major research university, including students from underrepresented groups and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  

Application Information

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=162667   Requisition Number: 03023969  

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