PURPOSE:Under the general supervision of the Director of the Center for Advising, Career and Student Success (CACSS), the Academic Advisor provides moderately complex professional student service work, quality academic advisement and support to undergraduate students guiding them through the completion of all degree requirements and career exploration for their intended major(s). The advisor will use an assets-based approach to building on each student's talents and strengths in his/her caseload.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Performs professional student service work in the areas of university wide academic advising. Through individual and group advising, the advisor provides students with information on creating meaningful educational plans and degree programs for an assigned caseload of students currently attending CSUMB.
2.Guides students in creation of two year plans for most majors and four year plans for assigned major(s). Collaborates with faculty in an assigned major(s) to help students meet major requirements.
3.Manages the collection, compilation and dissemination of information about majors, programs and services in various disciplines. Collaborates with CSUMB academic departments on the University Learning Requirement/Major Learning Outcomes curriculum.
4.Reviews confidential academic transcripts and evaluations; recommends appropriate coursework pursuant to the student's academic goals. Uses an asset-based approach to building on the talents and strengths of each student.
5.Case-manages and monitors student academic progress; collaborating with other student support services in the retention of students, e.g. academic probation and at-risk students.
6.Prepares and delivers advising presentations and workshops to inform students about advising and career related services and programs, e.g. career exploration tools (FOCUS), advising processes and outcomes, campus services and resources.
7.Participates as assigned in CACSS and other advisement related activities and meetings, Orientation/Registration, University outreach efforts and representing the CACSS at events such as major fairs, preview days and open house; statewide and national conferences and/or regional meetings.
8.Serve as liaison and resource to faculty and support departments.
1.Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.Ability to: interpret and apply admission program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required, recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged values systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others. Knowledge of and understanding of Title V, relevant CSU policies and directives, and CSUMB Admissions and Financial Aid policies. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning a student educational plan, work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. Ability to interpret and apply academic advising program rules and regulations; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness when advising students and developing educational plans for an assigned caseload. Ability to recognize diverse and multicultural value systems and work accordingly.
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.
A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor ( map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and location of each site.