General Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4601285
General Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
Job No: 531242 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean and the direction of the Coordinator of the Center for Student Success in Engineering, as well as in partnership with the Engineering Department Chairs and the Faculty Advancement and Student Success, the primary responsibilities of the General Academic Adviser position are to support the college student success goals via the following: 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) review student files SDSU Navigate (EAB), degree evaluations, etc. to monitor progress.
SDSU is an innovative institution that promotes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do: research, teaching, professional development, student experiences in and outside the classroom, and community relationships. Our values compel us to foster such an environment, where community members of all identities can thrive. We embrace SDSU's identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution on the border and recognize our residence on Kumeyaay land. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving and/or addressing issues related to underrepresented populations.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The College of Engineering (CoE) is one (1) of the seven (7) major institutional units of San Diego State University. The primary objective of the College is to prepare students for a professional career in Engineering. The College's Fall 2023 full-time faculty numbered 76 including the Dean. The number of part time faculty varies from semester to semester. There are an additional 29 full-time staff that support College operations.
The Dean's Office in the College of Engineering is responsible for all administrative and managerial functions of the College, which include overseeing the operations of the College's four (4) departments, which have a total of (8) academic programs, coordinating work of the College's committees, managing budgetary and financial matters, providing faculty and staff support, working with other University departments to integrate College of Engineering functions, providing student services, supporting the College's outreach and research efforts, and managing the development activities for the benefit of the College and its students.
The College of Engineering (CoE) has a Student Affairs Office which provides undergraduate assistance to facilitate the needs of undergraduate students. The Student Affairs Office is managed by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. The Student Affairs Office is located in the Dean's office and reports directly to the Dean. The Assistant Dean's position is supported by both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and is jointly supervised by the Dean of the College of Engineering and an AVP of Student Affairs. In addition, there is one full time staff person that assists both the Assistant Dean and the Associate Dean, the CoE Student Affairs Coordinator. The Center for Student Success in Engineering (CSSE) was established in spring 2018 by the Assistant Dean
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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.
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.
Knowledge of a variety of academic disciplines in terms of course requirements and career paths.
Ability to use initiative to plan and implement program activities and improvements.
Experience utilizing SDSU Navigate advising (EAB) and other academic advising tools is preferred.
Two years of experience working in a college or university's admissions, advising, evaluations, registrar or other student service-related office is preferred.
Working knowledge of barriers for students from underrepresented groups.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse range of students, staff and faculty.
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 September 28, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by September 27, 2023. 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 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: Sep 14, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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