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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Affairs


Cal State University Channel Islands

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Position Description
The Advising Center at California State University Channel Islands, is seeking an individual for the position of Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor provides academic advisement to undergraduate students. 

The Student Services Professional II (Academic Advisor) is responsible for individual and group academic advisement to new and continuing students from term of entrance until graduation. As a member of the academic advising team, will assist with the planning, implementation and delivery of a comprehensive advising program; will work without benefit of day-to-day assignments and will develop plans to juggle multiple duties of a complex nature with minimal supervision. Duties include assisting students in scheduling classes; coursework evaluation; informing students of major/minor requirements; and long range academic planning. Responsible for the reporting and tracking of student progress through the computerized advising tracking system; provides comprehensive advisement to students who have problems in choosing, pursuing and adjusting themselves to suitable educational and career goals; assists students in resolving problems related to their academic progress; advises students experiencing academic difficulty and applies techniques to evaluate past occurrences and reach appropriate conclusions and decisions; responsible for the evaluation of previous coursework to determine course equivalencies, transfer units and GE/graduation requirement placement; facilitates new student advising and student success workshops; assists with developing and updating advising materials and with the development of advising tools for faculty advisors and students; performs transfer evaluation and graduation audits by applying comprehensive knowledge and expertise of all graduations requirements, necessitating explanation and interpretation of facts to all undergraduate students; serves as a resource and referral for faculty advisors; serves as an academic advising resource by meeting regularly with various committees (as assigned) such as Academic Appeals Board, General Education and Curriculum committees and Liberal Studies Advisory committees. Through collaboration with other advising staff, monitors and evaluates the quality of the advising program; collaborates with the Director of Academic advising and other staff members to promote consistency in advisement. Performs other duties as assigned.

Institution Information
As a mission-focused institution of higher learning, CSU Channel Islands seeks student-centered individuals to fill currently available positions at the University. The CI Mission Statement is as follows: CSU Channel Islands Mission StatementPlacing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives. 

Application Process
Apply on-line

Contact Information
Human Resources General HR Line: 805-437-8490


Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required. Equivalent to two years of successful experience in college advising or a college student services program. Masters degree preferred. A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. Working knowledge of the basic principles of student development theory and individual and group behavior and techniques and methods of interviewing and educational programming. Demonstrated knowledge of college advising, communication, problem solving and teamwork skills. Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations; participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews, make oral presentations; clearly express ideas; write clear and concise reports; utilize word processing and data programs, work effectively under pressure, compete assignments in a timely manner, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty; and work in a multi-cultural environment. Experience in working with computerized student information systems, databases, and other computer software desirable. Ability to organize and set priorities; quickly learn and apply the goals and objectives of the program, and the policies and regulations of all undergraduate programs. Knowledge of general university policies and practices related to undergraduate education and undergraduate degree programs highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work and to interact with and be sensitive to a diverse clientele. Previous work experience in college/university setting desirable. As a condition of employment, this position may require a background check. 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.

Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree preferred. A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.