General Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4088111
General Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
Job No: 526261 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Under general direction of the area supervisor and in partnership with Faculty Advancement and Student Success, the primary responsibilities of the General Academic Adviser position are: 1) create a supportive and caring advising environment, 2) evaluate students' records toward undergraduate degree requirements, 3) conduct proactive advising outreach to advise and counsel students on their individual academic success plan, and 4) access and review student files in my.SDSU (PeopleSoft), SDSU Navigate (EAB) and degree evaluations to monitor progress.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on June 30, 2024 with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of Faculty Advancement and Student Success (FASS) fosters inclusive academic excellence through support for faculty careers, professional development, and community engagement and student academic support and enrichment, including the Weber Honors College.
For more information regarding the Faculty Advancement and Student Success Department, click here.
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 professional experience.
A Master's degree in student personnel, higher education/student affairs, counseling or related field is preferred.
Experience advising a diverse group of students along the academic spectrum including promising students, students in the middle or high achieving students.
Experience utilizing SDSU Navigate advising (EAB) and other academic advising tools.
Knowledge of a variety of academic disciplines in terms of course requirements and career paths.
Experience advising a student organization.
Ability to use initiative to plan and implement program activities and improvements.
Experience in database tracking and management.
Two years of experience in interpreting and explaining academic policies governing public or private university admissions is preferred.
Two years of experience working in a college or university's admissions, advising, evaluations, or registrar's office is preferred.
Demonstrated experience using a degree audit system.
Demonstrated experience reviewing college transcript information.
Ability to calculate grade point averages.
Demonstrated commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations.
Demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students.
Experience in fostering or has demonstrated commitment to underrepresented student success.
Expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,610 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.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 24, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by April 23, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Tina Deesen at email@example.com.
Advertised: Apr 10, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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