Academic Advisor (2 full-time Positions)

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Feb 29, 2024
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support Student Affairs

Job Description

Academic Advisor (2 full-time Positions)

Job no:
Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place. Learn more:

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Academic Advisor assists with the planning, coordination, and implementation of advisement and retention services provided by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Student Services Center/Educational Opportunity Program. The incumbent provides individual and group academic advisement to new, continuing, readmitted, and high-potential students.

Explains university degree requirements, academic policies, procedures, and regulations; signs off on change of major/minor and graduate application

Assists students with educational planning, course selection, and other advisement-related issues; facilitates academic notice workshops.

Attends staff meetings, advisement update meetings, and other campus events; follows up with students and responds to EAB alerts; provides additional holistic support services to EOP students and participates in EOP admissions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a job-related field.

Equivalent to two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Additional specialized and relevant experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; working knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management; working knowledge of research and interview techniques; and working knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.

Ability and specialized skills to: interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data.

Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts.

Ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.

Classification: Student Services Professional II / 3082 / 1

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4610 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4610 - $6556 per month.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.

This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

The position is currently hybrid 4 days in office, 1 day remote; however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information

Applications received through March 3, 2024 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.

The person holding this position may be 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.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Advertised: Feb 19, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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