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Categories: Pacific Region 9


College of Health and Human Services


California State University, Los Angeles

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Position Description

Bulletin #160172;
1/17/17 PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR Student Services Professional II, (6 Positions)
 College of Health and Human Services
College of Natural and Social Sciences
College of Business and Economics
College of Arts and Letter
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Undergraduate Studies
Salary Range: $3,858 - $5,485/Monthly
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.
Essential Functions: The Professional Advisor will work as part of an advising team advising students pursing a variety of majors at California State University, Los Angeles.


Professional Advisors, will be assigned to a particular college/area, and are responsible for student advising, participating in advising workshops, engaging in e-advising, targeted advising campaigns, and utilizing best practices to assist at risk students in need of additional services. Advisors are expected to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate specialized academic advising programs, services or workshops using professional resources and/or literature; participating in university wide activities such as orientation, outreach activities, and other campus events involving community and educational partners. Professional Advisors keep current on university policies and procedures and provide input during department meetings as requested; work as part of an advising team, help develop strategies to improve graduation rates, student retention, and ensure all student groups receive support to achieve academic success

Application Process

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. Along with a completed on-line application, applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing their student advisement experience.

Institution Information

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Additional Information

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.In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

 Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, higher education, or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years 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. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent oral, written, and organizational communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate by phone and email; must be able to plan, organize, and prioritize work; develop and maintain database systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, and good judgement when responding to others; must be able to multi-task, complete assignments in a timely fashion, and work under pressure; must be computer literate and be proficient in standard word processing and database software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; having an understanding of standard office procedures; and ability and/or interest to work in a multi-cultural/multiethnic environment. 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 may apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

 Special Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, higher education, or a job-related field. Academic advising experience with lower and upper division courses; previously expiring working on a college campus; familiarity with GET/PeopleSoft, or other university operating systems; and knowledge of general university policies and procedures.