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MB2014-PA1975/Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Center for Advising, Career and Student Success


California State University, Monterey Bay

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Position Description
Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II)
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.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.
4.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.
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.

Institution Information
CSUMB is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are one mile from Monterey Bay, home of the largest marine sanctuary on the West Coast. Nearby is world-famous Big Sur with its spectacular rugged coastline, the quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pebble Beach, location of some of the best golf courses in the world.We offer employees an exceptional benefits package including health care, dental and vision; a generous retirement/pension plan, retiree health benefits, pre-tax savings plans, tuition reimbursement, educational incentives and many more perks. CSUMB employees may also take advantage of very affordable homes for rent and for purchase in our on-campus housing program.

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

Contact Information
Submit an online application before the deadline of November 7, 2014 at


Required 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
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. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.