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Advising Center Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Arts and Humanities


California State University, Bakersfield

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Position Description
Under the general direction of the University Academic Advising Coordinator and the Dean’s Office, the Advising Center Coordinator directs the day-to-day operations of the School Advising Center, leads and directs the staff advising team, and supports faculty advisors with attention to being responsive, innovative, results oriented, and student centered to help the School meet its retention goals and students fulfill their academic program requirements. The individual in this position reports to the Dean and works in collaboration with the University Academic Advising Coordinator. The Advising Center Coordinator provides leadership and day to day direction for the Staff Academic Advisors, including coordinating caseload and advising assignments. This position will also assist and support the Director of Student Success and Retention Initiatives in the planning, evaluation and implementation of a comprehensive academic advising program designed to support success of students.

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Institution Information
California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Application Process
This position requires (including those on campus) submission of:• A standard CSU, Bakersfield job application (download at:
Names of three professional references
• Copy of degree/transcripts/typing certificate, if required
• Brief description of how you are qualified for this position by virtue of your interest, aptitude, education and experience required.

Additional Information
Recruitment #: #1770Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Permanent/Temporary: Permanent Bargaining Unit: R04 Salary: $3,885 - $5,535 per month Exempt Department: Arts and Humanities Available: July 1, 2014 Posted: June 6, 2014 Closing Date: June 20, 2014

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Required Qualifications
Education & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience (attach copy of degree/transcripts to application).
Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to organize information and projects; must plan, implement, and deliver projects/programs (including, but not limited to: identification and analysis of high risk student population, creation of intervention and monitoring strategies, and establishment of success measurements), probation, post-secondary, transfer, special and target populations, FYE, learning communities, graduation, and admissions; organize and prioritize work with a high degree of initiative and independence; supervisory skills. Demonstrate advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to identify and mitigate complex problems and use the full array of organizational resources appropriately. Thorough knowledge of scientifically based behavioral and academic interventions and supports and individual counseling techniques.
Advanced proficiency / working knowledge of office technology: desktop software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite); web- based systems; student systems; ability to run reports and provide appropriate report analysis.Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply higher education learning models, student development theory, advising practices and principles, and leadership styles/theories, particularly with diverse and at-risk students on complex student-related matters possibly of a sensitive nature. Demonstrated knowledge of a range of formative assessments used to analyze academic achievement in a variety of academic subjects.Advanced competency in the ability to apply knowledge of confidentiality/FERPA policies and laws. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication and public relations skills, including group presentation and publication skills; show outstanding negotiation, conflict management, and student advocacy skills. Proven supervisory skills and the ability to develop, implement, and facilitate the training and mentoring of staff. Familiarity with probation, dismissal, and reinstatement procedures. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in collaborative groups and adhere to deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications
A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred and may be substituted for one year of professional experience (attach copy of degree/transcripts to application). It is preferred that the incumbent’s work experience is in a higher education setting advising diverse student populations and includes at least one year of lead responsibility. It is also preferred that incumbent is familiar with NACADA advising philosophy, suggested procedures, and recommended practices. Additionally, knowledge of current issues in academic advising is highly desirable.