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Academic Advisor

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/20/19
Salary: Salary Range: The salary range for this classification is: $4,179 - $5,942 monthly.
Reference Number: 1397737

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Academic Advisor – Exempt, Recruitment 3466

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:

Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Position Information:

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Department: University Advisement Center

The University Advisement Center (UAC) provides academic advising to matriculated and returning undergraduate students in the areas of general education, overall graduation requirements, academic probation and disqualification, and university policies and procedures. The UAC is the primary advising home for undeclared students and provides special advising services regarding E.O. 665, 1037, 1038, and 1100. The UAC works in partnership with appropriate campus resources to provide comprehensive referrals essential to student persistence, retention, and matriculation towards timely degree completion.

Major Job Duties:

Under general supervision of the Associate Vice President, Retention, University Advisement & Learning, the incumbent provides academic advisement and information on University policies, procedures, and graduation requirements to the undergraduate student population by utilizing a proactive/intrusive developmental, problem solving approach, rather than a prescriptive application, to support students in retention, closing the achievement gap, and degree completion. Additionally, the incumbent supports and advises a college-based caseload of students, provides significant and frequent advising interventions, makes decisions in individual cases to resolve student problems within established parameters, regulations and guidelines, and tracks each student cohort thereafter to ensure efficient degree completion. Furthermore, the incumbent will collaborate with other UAC advisors and faculty to plan, coordinate, and implement one-on-one and interactive group workshops designed specifically to support optimal time to degree completion (New Student Orientation, Charge on to Graduation, Strategies Towards Educational Progress and Success, Freshman Advising for Successful Toros, Toro Explore, etc.). Incumbent will provide information related to student aptitudes, interests and abilities to ensure proficiency in class level Student Advising Learning Outcomes. Incumbent will implement evidenced based, best practice interventions to promote student personal, professional and academic success, while maintaining a daily database of students supported, challenges experienced, and overall outcomes through the use of appropriate campus technologies (PeopleSoft, SmartPlanner, EAB, etc.). Incumbent will periodically serve as Center Liaison/ Representative at community and campus events maintaining effective diplomatic working relationships with campus partners in the delivery of various university programs designed to enhance student growth and development. Finally, incumbent will be responsible for the production and presentation of weekly student status reports.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of:
– Principles of individual and group behaviors;
– Research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting information;
– Working knowledge of the techniques and methods of interviewing;
– Familiarity with organizational structures and personnel issues.

Ability to:
– Work with a variety of professional staff, faculty, and students to carry out assignments without detailed instructions;
– Carry out day-today assignment without immediate directions.
– Independently plan work, take action, and assist students in solving problems.
– Use advanced statistics and research methods to collect, records, and interpret data as it relates to the UAC, advising methods, and the student population;
– Use judgment within the area to creatively utilize existing procedures and to recommend solutions to problems for which precedents may not exist;
– Design, establish, and sustain new programs or initiatives.

Skill in:
-Using a personal computer to develop and maintain files.
-Utilizing PeopleSoft information systems to evaluate student success and/or roadblocks.
-Utilizing computer based and interview information to accurately advise students.
-Utilizing advising contracts and petitions;
-Analyzing and addressing academic needs of students.
-Working with a culturally diverse student population as well as awareness of the needs of under-represented, non-traditional, and other student groups.

Additional Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Classroom presentation skills with fairly large groups of young adults; ability to train others; excellent critical thinking skills, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Certification: Valid drivers license

Experience and Education:

Required Education:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job¬ørelated 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.

Required 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 masters degree in a job related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this classification is: $4,179 – $5,942 monthly.

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at http://apptrkr.com/1397737 .Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The application deadline is: Monday, March 4, 2019

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Required Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of:
– Principles of individual and group behaviors;
– Research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting information;
– Working knowledge of the techniques and methods of interviewing;
– Familiarity with organizational structures and personnel issues.


Salary

Salary Range: The salary range for this classification is: $4,179 - $5,942 monthly.