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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


College of Engineering


San Jose State University

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Position Description

Reporting to the Director of the Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC), the Academic Advisor will work under general supervision to provide academic advising to students in the College of Engineering. The Academic Advisor will also engage in assessment of advising services and provide support for university-wide events. There will be some specialization in advising areas among the ESSC advising team members.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Provide academic advising to student that facilitates student success, persistence, and degree completion in a timely manner. Guide students through critical thinking process to understand academic standards and policies for degree completion. This will include, but is not exclusive to: degree requirements, major/minor/certificate/credential/general education requirements, roadmaps to graduation, graduation applications, international student issues, student concerns, course registration. Some specialization in topics might be required. Connect students to appropriate resources, support services, and educational experiences. This may include, but is not exclusive to: career exploration, international student services, financial aid, accessibility education center, behavioral intervention team, university, and student life. Provide support for university initiatives to increase student retention, persistence, and success. Provide professional academic advisor support for University-wide events. Provide staff support for student orientations: freshmen, transfer, international, and graduate students Collaborate with Admissions Office and International & Extended Studies to recruit new students Participate in collaborations with Community Colleges and High Schools when appropriate Participate in professional development activities: attend university, college, and ESSC advising meetings; participate in professional development to further advising and counseling skills. Utilize assessment data related to academic advising services provided by the Student Academic Success Center, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, and the Engineering Student Success Center. Engage in assessment processes to: conduct assessment of college-level academic advising services and use results to enhance services; participate in university-wide assessment projects of academic advising services; report assessment data as requested.

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Required Qualifications

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 and two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field. A masters degree in a job related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in one of the behavioral sciences, public administration, or business administration- Academic advising experience in engineering or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors- Experience in general education and articulation requirements in the California public higher education system