6313, Liberal Studies Advisor (Student Services Professional II), College of Education

San Diego, California
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,244 per month.
Apr 14, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on Apirl 26, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by April 25, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


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.

Under supervision of the Associate Dean and Manager of the Office of Student Services, incumbent provides accessible, consistent, and current advising services to undergraduate students in the Liberal Studies program.

Duties include advising lower- and upper-division students individually (in person, via phone and via email) and in group settings regarding academic and administrative requirements related to the Liberal Studies major and pre-requisites to be completed by undergrads for application to the preliminary credential programs offered by the College of Education. Incumbent must maintain a conversant understanding of the other undergraduate programs in the college and the undergraduate minors available to students enrolled in the Liberal Studies program.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,244 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,858 - $5,485 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. 

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Minimum Qualifications 

Education: 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 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.

Experience: 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 and Specialized Skills

  • Self-motivation: Able to establish work priorities and complete projects independently and to create good will and solve problems via tactful collaboration.
  • Detail oriented: Able to read and interpret transcripts and complex credentialing standards, and to maintain accurate advising sheets and other records for students.
  • Knowledge: Understands CSU and SDSU general education and other graduation requirements and other university policies and procedures.
  • Communication: Able to organize and present ideas concisely and effectively in writing and in public speaking venues or one-on-one advising situations, including proofreading for correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Creativity: Able to think critically and propose creative solutions to problems, changes in policy, new curriculum ideas, and possible prompts for the Liberal Studies assessment papers.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Able to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully, perceptively, and with compassion; ability to handle effectively a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature.
  • Masters degree (either completed or in-progress), preferably in a subject or subjects appropriate for Liberal Studies or in Education with a specialization in student affairs/student services or other related field.
  • Experience working in a college or university’s admissions, advising, evaluations, registrar, or other student service related office.
  • Experience in student advising.
  • Experience explaining and interpreting academic policies governing a public or private university either in person, on the phone, or via email.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences of varying size.
  • Experience using SIMS/R, Singularity, online application systems, WebPortal, Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and Gmail.
  • Breadth of background in at least one of the Liberal Studies subject areas – literature, history, math, science, visual and performing arts, or child development and a willingness to read and learn about the others.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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. 

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.

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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.