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Academic Advisor

Job in Los Angeles - Los Angeles County - CA California - USA
Company: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Full Time, Temporary position
Listed on 2021-07-01
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Academic Counselor, School Counselor
  • Social Work
    Career Guidance, Guidance Counselor
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  ACADEMIC ADVISOR (501550)


Applications are currently being accepted to establish a pool of qualified applicants. Applications for these pool positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through 4/30/2022.

Job No: 501197; 06/23/2021


Student Services Professional II


Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; temporary, expires on or before one year from start date; may be extended; may become permanent; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general supervision of the Director of the College Advising and Student Success Center, the incumbent will work as part of the advising team to provide academic advisement for Cal State LA undergraduate students. The incumbent's duties and responsibilities include the following: providing one-on-one student advisement; facilitating group advising workshops; engaging in e-advising; developing and implementing targeted advising campaigns utilizing the EAB SSC platform, among other advising tools; and harnessing best practices in academic advisement and student success to support the University's retention and graduation goals, including assisting students in need of additional services. The incumbent will also help plan, organize, and participate in University-wide activities, such as Summer Orientation, and other relevant campus events; develop, implement, and evaluate academic advisement services and strategies, including data-driven campaigns, to improve student retention and graduation as well as to ensure all student groups served by the College advising Center receive support to achieve academic success; develop student success plans that align the students' major and career pathways; advise on academic program declaration and change; monitor student degree progress; analyze student performance to determine appropriate advising interventions; make referrals to other advising centers or support services, as appropriate; determine appropriate interventions and design academic plans for students who have been disqualified following procedures for the reinstatement of disqualified students as well as assist in preparing and submitting appropriate petitions; and will keep current on University policies and procedures, including maintaining in-depth knowledge of General Education and University degree requirements. Advisors are expected to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate specialized academic advising programs, services, or workshops using professional resources and/or literature. The incumbent will work closely with all program- and college-based advising centers/units as well as departments and faculty across the University to provide academic advisement support to increase student success; serve as a resource for other advisors and faculty in various departments who need advising information; will assist in reviewing and updating materials for advisement training relevant to the college; and will provide advisement training, as needed. The incumbent will participate in and contribute to College and other advisement-related meetings.

Required Qualifications & Experience: 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 incumbent has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for¬-year basis. A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. Equivalent of two years professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should evidence and indicate potential for further growth. The incumbent must also demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal and organizational skills; and public speaking skills. The incumbent must also establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, student organizations, and other campus stakeholders; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment when responding to others. The incumbent's past or current experience should indicate the ability to: apply a working knowledge of academic advisement (including counseling skills and techniques) to support major selection and student success; interpret and apply policies and procedures of an institution in relation to assisting students; gather and analyze data to inform advising, interventions, and campaigns; and draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations related to accomplishing academic goals; present clear and concise information orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate by phone and email; plan, organize, and prioritize work; develop and maintain database systems; multi-task, complete assignments in a timely fashion, and work under pressure; be computer literate and proficient in standard word processing and database software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; and possess an understanding of standard office procedures; and have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered.

Desired Qualifications: Baccalaureate and graduate appropriate degrees from an accredited college or university; previous experience working on a college campus, preferably as an academic adviser; knowledge of CSU admission criteria for both first-time freshmen and transfer students, CSU General Education requirements, general University policies and procedures, and career opportunities for a variety of majors; and familiarity with the GET/PeopleSoft system or similar university operating system/student advisement system.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on July 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
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