History of Art & Visual Culture Undergraduate Advisor

University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

ID: 7056742
Posted: April 2, 2019

Job Description

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Summary Statement Involves counseling students on academic program policies and issues. Monitors student academic progress and assists students in making appropriate educational choices and decisions. Conducts informational sessions and provides advice.

Applies professional concepts to independently provide prescriptive advice on academic policies and procedures for an academic department, including major and minor requirements, and all aspects of course requirements for degree completion.

Under the general direction of the department manager, this position provides undergraduate student advising on the full range of requirements for the History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) Department including a breadth requirement across six geographic regions and requirements as well as program support to the department.

In the History of Art and Visual Culture Department, students study the production, use, form, and reception of visual products and cultural manifestations past and present. Objects of study include paintings, sculptures, and architecture, which are within the traditional purview of art history, as well as art and non-art objects and visual expressions that sit beyond disciplinary boundaries. The HAVC Department offers courses covering a wide variety of material from the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific Islands, including media as diverse as ritual, performative expression, bodily adornment, landscape, the built environment, installation art, textiles, manuscripts, books, photography, film, video games, apps, websites, and data visualizations.
Qualifications / Competencies Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.

Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original idea to solve problems.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening.

Ability to multi-task.

Experience in computerized office environment, including skills with word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and electronic mail systems.

Strong organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

Knowledge of departmental / school / college courses and majors.

Knowledge of department / school / college policies, procedures, and requirements.

Working knowledge of Web site management and maintenance.

Experience with UCSC computing applications or equivalent (AIS, CruzBuy, CruzPay, ERF).
Special Conditions of Employment Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3


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