Undergraduate Program Assistant

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
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Undergraduate Program Assistant  
The Department of Anthropology is a medium size department in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Letters & Science. This department has been a vibrant and active center of research and teaching for a half century. The department enrolls about 6,000 students annually. There are approximately 45 graduate students and 300 undergraduate majors. We offer undergraduate emphases in cultural anthropology (which includes archaeology) and physical anthropology. We offer graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences.  
ANTH-Anthropology Dept  
D-Clerical (e.g., Admin Asst, Library Asst)  
Undergraduate Program Assistant
The Undergraduate Program Assistant serves as the primary source of academic advising and information to enrolled, transfer, and prospective Anthropology major and minor students. Coordinates other aspects of the undergraduate program including class scheduling, petition assistance and processing, and data tracking. Serves as liaison between the College of Letters and Sciences and department students and faculty to accurately communicate policies. Acts as a resource to the department Chair, Faculty Undergraduate Advisor, Business Officer, and other faculty in the area of student affairs and curricular procedures. Coordinates submittal of quarterly schedule of classes, annual general catalog copy, and master course approvals. Orders textbooks, processes teaching evaluations. Maintains and posts to undergraduate listserv and department FaceBook page. Issues keys, schedules rooms, hires undergraduates. Works with a diverse community of students, faculty, and administrators.  
Counseling, advising or related skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively work with a diverse group of staff, students and departments. Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills. Ability to handle a demanding workload independently and accurately under pressure of deadlines and frequent interruptions from students dropping in for advising. Demonstrated experience with MS Word, Excel, and database applications. Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Ability to comprehend and interpret regulations from various administrative offices for students, staff and faculty.  
BA degree. Knowledge of UCSB and College of Letters and Science student affairs policies and procedures helpful. Experience with Student Access & Retrieval (STAR) system, PPS, GOLD, KRONOS, and other campus systems.  
Satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check  
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