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Student Services Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Dean of Students


Washington State University

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Position Description

The Student Services Advisor is responsible for intervention, support, and prevention programs to assist students in distress or encountering challenges that impact their academic and personal success. Coordinates the development, implementation, and/or administration of campus-wide student services programs and initiatives along with advising and counseling students.



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Institution Information

Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

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Required Qualifications

  • Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
  • Advanced degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Student Affairs, or related field.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a diverse team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Attention to details, organized, and multi-tasking to meet deadlines.
  • Previous work experience at an institution of higher education.
  • Experience working with diverse faculty, students, staff, and parents and families of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement and leadership, including the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include working extended time frames, including late hours and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Maxient Software
  • Experience working with Title IX, VAWA, ADA, Title II, FERPA, and other regulations associated with the position.