Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 2547771
Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
Job No: 501473 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services
Under the direction of the College of Health and Human Services Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, the Academic Advisor will provide high quality, accessible and consistent advising services to both lower and upper division undergraduate students as needed across the college's five schools. The incumbent facilitates the successful recruitment, admission, transition, retention, progression and graduation of students. Undergraduates include both traditional students admitted as first-time freshmen, as well as transfer students.
The incumbent is accountable for the advisement of prospective first-time freshmen and transfers, and continuing SDSU students on both routine and complex issues. The incumbent provides advisement via individual counseling sessions, group sessions, and workshops; assists students in the development of education plans; helps students to acquire relevant information and support services; interprets and explains policies; assists with course selection; explains and clarifies educational goals; and develops academic programming in collaboration with various campus departments and entities. The incumbent is responsible for mediating and resolving complex student issues and providing referrals to appropriate campus resources.
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This is a full-time, benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before May 22, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.
Minimum of two years' experience as an academic advisor at a college or university.
Experience providing outreach services to students, specifically first-generation college students.
Familiar with CSU and SDSU general education and graduation requirements.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated experience presenting information to a group.
Demonstrated experience analyzing data to determine trends related to retention and graduation rates.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,519 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 8, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 7, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-273-3574 or [email protected].
Advertised: Jun 23, 2021 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.
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