117822 – Graduate Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
Department: MATHEMATICS Hiring Salary Range $18.50 – $27.00
Worksite: Hybrid Remote Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent: 100% Union: Uncovered
Work Schedule: Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

UCSD Layoff from Career
: Apply by 07/29/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/10/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability
Counselor for assistance.


The UCSD Mathematics Department is a dynamic unit with 67 faculty and
approximately 30+ additional non-FTEs in various instructional and research titles. These academics work on a broad range of research funded
from a diverse range of federal, state and private agencies. The department is comprised of 23 career staff, and 190 Masters and Ph.D.
students and 25 CSME students. All working together to generate high caliber research in a broad range of fields and provides an outstanding
graduate program that attracts top-ranked students who contribute to the department’s academic reputation.

The department maintains a
large undergraduate course of study that prepares pure and applied majors (over 2400) in Mathematics, as well as 57 other majors across the
campus, with the strong fundamental background in mathematics needed to succeed in a variety of career options. The faculty are engaged in a
vigorous research program with an average of 72 active awards in many interdisciplinary areas totaling approximately $20M/Yr. and an
instructional program that enrolls approximately 40,000 graduates and undergraduates per year. As the fundamental language of science,
Mathematics is an essential intellectual tool required by a trained workforce to create the technological advances of the future.

department is the home of The Center for Computational Mathematics (CCoM). It consists of a broad and diverse group of faculty, researchers,
and students, who share a common interest in the mathematical aspects of computation. The department is also the home of the Director of the
Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, an intersegmental education project in California.

Applies professional Student Services
concepts. Provides varied student services to students, faculty, and department / school / college management. Works on moderately complex
issues. Receives assistance on more complex issues.

Under the supervision of the Student Affairs Manager, this position provides
professional staff support for the administration and implementation of the Graduate educational program in the Department of Mathematics.
The Student Advising Officer will ensure that all students are making progress towards their degree and career goals while remaining within
established university and program guidelines and regulations. Independently responsible for graduate student affairs functions such as
advising, administration, management and reporting requirements related to the implementation of the student components of departmental
training grants. Including outreach, and departmental and institutional development. In collaboration with the Student Affairs Team, the
Gradate Advisor will support faculty initiatives to encourage student academic success.

The Graduate Advisor is responsible for
faculty support and implementation of the Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CSME) program. In this capacity, the Graduate
Advisor will work closely with the CSME faculty director and graduate affairs staff to administer the review process of new student
applications, manage admissions decisions, and advise applicants and admitted students on policies and procedures. Act as a department
liaison between faculty, students, and other campus offices to ensure compliance with all relevant student affairs policies and procedures.
Make valuable contributions to the departmental Student Affairs Team and effectively represent the CSME program and policies to faculty,
students, other campus units, campus committees and various outreach activities.

Responsible for compliance with Graduate Division
rules and regulations regarding achieving an advanced degree, working closely with faculty/administration to resolve program deviations,
assisting with authoring and maintaining graduate web pages, preparing written and electronic material about the graduate program,
maintaining graduate student databases and spreadsheets.

  • Must be available to work occasional overtime during evenings and weekends
    as needed.


  • Proven experience to counsel undergraduate and graduate on programs and
    curriculum. Evaluate academic records and make analytical decisions Skill in presenting information about courses, curricula, programs, and
    career options to small and large groups of people in an organized comprehensive manner.
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling
    techniques. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding academic, financial, payroll, and personnel information in accordance with all
    applicable Federal and State laws.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to write concisely, persuasively, and in
    summary form. Skill to compose, edit and proofread correspondence and narrative sections of printed information. Ability to express
    verbally, or in writing, one’s position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation in a professional, concise, and courteous
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Skill in dealing with people in crisis in a professional and concerned manner and ability to
    advise and listen/counsel diverse personalities using independent and mature judgment.
  • Skills in service orientation, organization,
    active listening, and critical thinking. Excellent organizational skills, attention to accuracy and detail, creative problem-solving skills,
    and ability to prioritize multiple tasks that have conflicting priorities
    and deadlines. Ability to develop, plan and execute workshops,
    orientations, seminars and other student programming efforts.
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning. Ability to gather,
    interpret, analyze and present statistical data.
  • Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills. Ability to plan,
    develop, implement, manage and evaluate multiple programmatic activities independently and in a timely, efficient and accurate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or related field in physical sciences or equivalent knowledge and experience to advise
    students on course selection and career options.
  • Knowledge of educational and private sector expectations for mathematics students
    and alumni.


  • Background Check is required.
  • The California Child Abuse and
    Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA,” Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4) requires certain professionals, known as “mandated reporters”, to report
    known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. This position has been identified as a “mandated

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