Job ID: 169225

Data Science Advisor (4574U) - The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS)

University of California, Berkeley

  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Data Science Advisor (4574U) - The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS)
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Data Science Advisor (4574U) - The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS)

About Berkeley

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 Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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 opportunityand 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: 10/22/21


70% Academic Advising:
Serves as first line resource support for undergraduates on course selection, program policies and requirements, admission to the major and minor and fulfilling requirements for graduation. Monitors general advising email account and Piazza website. 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. Provides general advice to students on academic and major requirements, alternative academic options and similar issues. Monitors and evaluates students' completion of academic requirements. Independently reviews and processes academic requests including major and minor declaration, graduation certification, etc.

20% Project Management:
Uses advising tools to meet programmatic objectives and identifies student needs for programs and services. Assists with new programs and projects based on emerging student needs and new research in the student development field. Under guidance of a senior advisor, provides administrative and logistical support to meet program goals, priorities and deadlines.

5% Campus Liaison:
Serves as campus resource and liaison to academic and administrative units on campus; refers students to non-academic resources as appropriate. Communicates and exchanges information with other units on campus and makes referrals to help students with their academic program (e.g., Cal Student Central, Admissions, Registrar, University Health Service, Disabled Students Program, Colleges/Schools, Transfer Center, academic departments, New Student Services, Financial Aid, Summer Sessions, Berkeley International Office, EOP, Graduate Division, etc.). Consults with other student service units regarding students experiencing academic, financial, and personal difficulties.

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
  • Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Working knowledge of departmental, divisional, and college policies and procedures for undergraduate matters.
  • 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.

Salary & Benefits

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

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