Advising Officer - Computer Science

University of Victoria (UVIC)

July 17, 2014

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http://www.viatec.ca/job-board/11922

Job Category: 
Administrative
Job Specialization: 
Other
Job
Company Overview: 

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Job Summary: 

Advising Officer - Posting 2014195
Computer Science

Posted: Jul 14, 2014, 9:00am
Expiring: Jul 27, 2014, 4:30pm

Salary: $51,773.00 - $58,271.00 per annum
Classification: SG9
Employee group: PEA

Position number: 998717

Position description

The Department of Computer Science, founded in the Faculty of Arts and Science in 1980, is one of the three departments in the Faculty of Engineering and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Currently, the department experiences an increased enrollment in its undergraduate degrees and service courses.   
 
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, the Advising Officer works independently, carrying out a variety of academic advising, analytical and administrative tasks for the department.  Duties include guiding, advising and assisting students and applicants with respect to programs, their course selection, major declaration, prerequisites and requirements, course registrations, academic problems or concerns, updating of students’ records and other to academic student advising related duties; preparing and reviewing Record of Degree Program forms for upper level and graduating students. In peak times, the advising officer is supported by the administrative officer, who (s)he supervises on these tasks. For many administrative and analytical tasks the Advising Officer works in close collaboration with the Department’s Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Such tasks include the annual course assignment, the TA posting and hiring for each term, the scheduling of academic timetables for the department; forecasting enrollment and preparing demographic reports; participating as an active member of the Department and serving on various Department and Faculty committees including Undergraduate Curriculum Committees; and other duties as required by the Chair.
 
The successful candidate has a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of academic advising experience that includes a computerized student record system. Equivalent combinations of education, experience and training may be considered. Further, the successful candidate is able to work independently and can deal with interruptions.  Further skills: a high level of accuracy; experience as supervisor or mentor; effective collaborator; multitasking, knowledge of the University admin structure, outstanding oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain records, excellent in problem solving and decision making, has outstanding time management skills; experience preparing reports. Social media skills are an asset. Also required are excellent skills in the use of software such as Microsoft Office, FAST, Banner, FAMIS, SAS (Student Enrolment Reporting), and TCS (Transfer Credit System).
     
The core working hours are 8:30am-4:30pm.

For more details please review the full position description.

To apply and to learn more about this and other opportunities available at the University of Victoria, interested individuals are invited to visit our website at:

www.uvic.ca

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

How To Apply: 

To apply and to learn more about this and other opportunities available at the University of Victoria, interested individuals are invited to visit our website at:

www.uvic.ca

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.