Job title: Data Science Student Service Advisor 3 (4575U) – The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS)

Company: University of California

Job description: At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our , our , and

Departmental Overview

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is a dynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents a once-in-a-generation transformation. The Division brings together faculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, the humanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring the cross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the research university for the digital age. Core to the Division is a commitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equity and opportunity—and building the capacity to respond to these challenges. CDSS connects the Data Science Undergraduate Studies, School of Information, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Center for Computational Biology, and the Data Science Commons. The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley’s broad-based data science education program, including classes and programs serving thousands of undergraduate students a year.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/5/21


60% Academic Advising:

Advises undergraduates on course selection, program policies and requirements, admission to the major and minor and fulfilling requirements for graduation through a range of methods including in-person appointments, drop-ins and electronic communication. Using a thorough knowledge of curricular and extracurricular options, advises students on a wide range of paths to complete degree requirements and achieve intellectual and career goals. Serves as a resource to undergraduate students on Data Science faculty, academic resources, undergraduate research opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, internships, and career planning resources; refers students appropriately to staff, faculty and campus units for information and assistance. Assists students in identifying strengths and barriers to academic success, and in developing short and long-term goals. Evaluates degree progress and recommends solutions to progression and requirement issues. Provides feedback and guidance to program faculty and leadership on student curricular needs.

25% Program Administration:

Develops advising tools to meet programmatic objectives; implements new programs and projects based on emerging student needs and new research in the student development field. Establishes program goals, determines priorities and sets deadlines. Creates written procedural guidelines for internal staff and key administrative staff in other units. Plans work assignments and schedules to meet long-term goals and objectives; manages and provides support for student leaders. Creates, implements, and analyzes program evaluations.

10% Career Counseling:

Advises division/college/students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the students’ field of study; advises on summer internship programs; develops and maintains a network of campus resources related to career support. Coordinates with the UC Berkeley Career Center and Associate Provost’s staff on the organization of job fairs, development of an alumni recruitment network, and identification and cultivation of potential employers.

5% Professional Development:

Maintains professional growth and development through attendance at training sessions, seminars, conferences, cross-campus committees, and through participation on campus-wide committees and in professional organizations. Attends and gives presentations on campus and at conferences such as UC Berkeley Stay Day, UC system-wide Academic Advising Conferences, and regional and national NACADA conferences.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
  • Working knowledge of departmental, divisional, and college policies and procedures for undergraduate matters.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

  • Starting salary commensurate with experience.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Expected salary:

Location: Berkeley, CA

Job date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 01:34:43 GMT

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