Student Academic Advisor I

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Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Location: Irvine-Campus

Job Type:

Department: Merage/Undergraduate Program

Job Opening ID: 39777

Reports To: Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

Working Title:Student Academic Advisor I

Department:Merage/Undergraduate Program

Bargaining Unit:99


Payroll Job Code:007080

Job Location:UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time:100%

Work Schedule:8-F, M-F

Employee Class:Contract

Position Summary:

The Undergraduate Programs Office at The Paul Merage School of Business oversees the Business Administration major, a jointly offered Business in Information Management major and three minors in Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Management. The mission of the Merage Undergraduate Programs Office is to provide quality, student-centered educational support and to offer services that meet the administrative and academic goals of students, the School and the University.

Under supervision, serves as the front desk advisor for prospective/current undergraduate students, faculty, staff and the public regarding academic degree and minor programs in The Paul Merage School of Business. Advises primarily by walk-in or online chat, but also by telephone and email. Provides academic planning services to current undergraduate students regarding Merage School major and minor requirements, policies and procedures. Responsible for responding to, or assigning to others, inquiries that come through the general advising email address, as well as sending email communication to Business undergraduate populations via email distribution lists. Assists in coordinating and evaluating events, workshops, and projects for prospective and current undergraduates. Processes reimbursements and all expenditures via KFS.

Compensation Range:

$21.02 – $25.10

Department Website:


0-1-year academic advising experience.

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Proficient in utilization of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to work as a positive team player, providing constructive contributions, information, and backup to enable effective and efficient delivery of service. Basic knowledge working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Written and verbal communication skills, including active listening. Ability to multi-task. Basic ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original idea to solve problem.


Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Basic skills in judgment and decision making, problem solving. Basic knowledge of departmental/school/college courses and majors. Basic knowledge of department/school/college policies, procedures, and requirements.

Special Conditions Required:

Willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends and early start times as needed.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page –

Closing Statement:

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 theUC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949)