Serves as a member of the CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center advising team. Assists with the operation and improvement of the Center. The position has direct responsibility for two or three of the Graduate Programs within the Center (Applied Statistics; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Entomology; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Plant Biology; Plant Pathology; Statistics; UCR/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology). Carries out curriculum advising; graduate admissions; recruitment and outreach; student enrichment and academic development activities; matriculation and graduation degree checks; and program reporting and evaluation. Responsible for interpretation and implementation of appropriate policies, regulations, and procedures. Works closely with Department Chair or Program Director and Graduate Advisor to develop short-term and long-term goals to meet the advising needs of the growing number of graduate students. Identifies emerging student affairs and programmatic issues and makes recommendations for positive outcomes. The major functional areas of responsibility include: 1) Advising and administration of continuing graduate students; 2) admissions; 3) Recruitment and outreach; 4) Financial support; and 5) Program development and management. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and fairness in administering standards and procedures for the various programs. Advises faculty, staff and students regarding policies and procedures in all aspects of graduate student affairs. Works closely with multiple business offices.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.