527698 - Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III)
California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, California
Internal Number: 4200062
527698 - Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III)
Classificaiton: Student Services Professional III Department: Academic Advising Center Sub-Division: Student Success Salary Range: Classification Range $5,025 - $7,159 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $5,025 - $5,571 per month) Appointment Type: Ongoing Time Base: Full Time Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
The Academic Advising Center is the home for Undergraduate General Education Advising and for undeclared students. Our mission is to work in a collaborative partnership with students, a shared responsibility, where the advisor and student are equally invested in the educational process and holistic development of the student. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Provides general education advisement and information on University policies, procedures, and graduation requirements to the entire undergraduate student population. Utilizes an advanced, developmental, problem-solving approach to advisement rather than a prescriptive application to assist students in degree completion. Coordinates advising-related programs for the Finish in Four programs and/or transfer programs. Collaborates as a team member on delivering New Student Orientation, Transfer Student advising, Major Exploration advising, student retention initiatives, and academic success workshops. Conducts outreach presentations and collaborates with academic colleges and departments to inform students of advising support, degree requirements, and the Titan Degree Audit. Works in support of, and under the general direction of, the Assistant Director of Academic Advisement in the design and implementation of the Academic Success Program to support the retention and academic success of First Time Freshmen on academic probation. Manages and advises a college-based caseload of students. Provides significant and frequent interventions throughout students' second semester while continuously tracking each cohort thereafter. Through pre- and post-student assessment and in-depth advisement sessions, identifies major themes and trends within the specified population leading to academic probation, makes program adjustments accordingly, and provides regular updates on progress. Based on individual needs, implements interventions to assist students in identifying academic challenges, thinking them through, evaluating them realistically, and dealing with their aptitudes and abilities to promote academic success effectively. Works directly with specific college representatives to collaboratively develop a strategic intervention plan consisting of a minimum of four points of student contact dispersed among faculty, advisors, university resources, and specifically designed workshops. Supports an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff by creating innovative and preventative measures to assist students in successfully completing remedial coursework and avoiding administrative disqualification. Maintains a consistent monitoring system to ensure program participation. Tracks the academic progress of assigned students in subsequent semesters, assesses the retention rate of participants, and makes longitudinal comparisons. Employs a solution-centered approach in assisting and corresponding with non-enrolled, matriculated freshmen within a specific college population-other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree or the equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution plus three years of professional student services work in the field. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctoral degree from an accredited college or university and the appropriate internship or clinical training in a relevant field may be substituted for three years of the required professional experience.
Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize programs and activities. Ability to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. Ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of campus procedures, activities, and the overall organization.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Preferred Qualifications: One year in the program area to which assigned.
Employment is contingent upon completing a fingerprint background check.
Additional Information: California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.