Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II) (505518)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Position Summary

The College of Sciences includes eight academic departments, an additional eight degree issuing programs, eight joint doctoral programs, seventeen research centers and institutes, fifteen Student Support Programs, numerous research groups, clinics and labs, as well as a number of off-campus instructional and research centers, including the Mount Laguna Observatory, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, Sky Oaks Field Stations, Fortuna Mountain Research Reserve, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Coastal & Marine Institute. There are over 300 full- and part-time faculty and 100 clerical and technical employees. There are a wide variety of interests in both teaching and research.

The College of Sciences Student Success Center, located in GMCS 429, aims to enhance the educational experience and facilitate graduation for all students in the sciences. We work toward these goals by aiming to improve access to information, resources, academic advising, and to provide structure and support to our departmental advisers. The College of Sciences Student Success Center serves as the physical hub for our partnerships with study abroad, on and off campus internships, undergraduate research, and other undergraduate programs in the College of Sciences.

The College of Sciences Student Success Center focuses on lower division pre-major advising, exploratory major selection advising (other majors considering a science major, and science majors considering a different science major), science career related resources and advising, resources for preparation for graduate school in the sciences, and managing graduation, retention, and other student success initiatives. Moreover, the center is responsible for the identification of students with academic problems, and reaching out to intervene or provide appropriate referrals for these students as necessary.

This position has primary responsibility for independent advising of students seeking information from the SDSU and College of Sciences, as well as interacting with departmental faculty, other departmental advisers, administration, and dissemination information about campus resources

The purpose and objectives of this position are as follows:
1. Provide academic advising to undergraduate College of Science students
2. Implement initiatives to improve communications to students, through in-person presentations and web-based technology.
3. Facilitate student success through program/workshop development and/or implementation.
4. Provide support for students experiencing concerns regarding academic advisement, course selection, and degree evaluation
5. Provide information to prospective students about science majors and the CoS
6. Provide guidance and personal counseling related to self-awareness, personal growth and academic probation that facilitates the continuation of students towards degree goals
7. Work closely with Pre-Professional Health Advising Office to provide guidance to pre professional students that depend on our curriculum.
8. Provide support for, and supervision of the CoS Student Success Center undergraduate peer mentors in order to insure that CoS students get the appropriate advising necessary to efficiently progress through the major and graduate in a timely manner.
9. Work with and meet regularly with individual CoS departmental faculty advisers/chairs to ensure advising that is consistent with departmental messaging and curricular nuances

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This is a full time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and 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 advising experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year for-year basis.

Possession of the required 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.

Preferred Qualifications

• Some background or experiences in the sciences
• Experience working in a college or university's admissions, advising, evaluations, registrar, or other student service related office.
• Experience working with diverse student populations
• Experience presenting to diverse audiences of varying size.
• Experience in writing reports
• Experience updating websites

Specialized Skills

Proficiency in MicroSoft Office Suite

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,304 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy and the Academic Professionals of California Union MOU, the individual hired into this position may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Alternatively, those who choose not to provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program. Proof of vaccination or COVID test results will be submitted through the university's secure online health portal. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 19, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by October 18, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Noemi Bravo-Rojas

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map