Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9

Department:

Center for Advising, Career & Student Success

Institution:

California State University, Monterey Bay

Date Posted:

7/21/2015


Close Date

7/31/2015




Position Description
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. 


Duties
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.
Other Functions:
Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Application Process
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. For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu. CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Institution Information

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 6,500 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 23 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.While we serve students from the entire state of California, 33 percent of our undergraduates come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Fifty-six percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college. And with 45 percent of our students living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the CSU.

Additional Information
SALARY: $3,746 - $5,325 per month, with an anticipated hiring salary range at entry level. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R04. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
NOTE: Candidates identified for hire must consent to a criminal background check.


Contact Information
To apply, visit: https://csumb.edu/hr/open-csumb-staff-positions


Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience: Possession of these 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.
Education: 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 above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Preferred Qualifications
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in a job-related field. Prior academic advising or student services experience in a public 4-year university. Familiarity with Title V and CSU General Education requirements. Second language fluency. Experience working with a diverse student population. Working knowledge of FERPA and other federal regulations related to the release of educational records to third parties, general university policies and procedures, and academic program requirements. Highly desirable: Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; Hyperion, or similar report generation software; and Google mail and calendaring. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.