6545 Graduate Programs Advisor/Recruiter (Student Services Professional II), Fowler College of B

Job description


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 March 12, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by March 13, 2018. 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, temporary position anticipated to end six months and day from the date of the appointment with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. 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.

The Graduate Programs Advisor/Recruiter serves as a staff member in the Fowler College of Business assigned to the Graduate Programs Office. The incumbent is an essential and integral member of Graduate Programs team and works under the supervision of the Director of Graduate Programs. This position is responsible for advising and recruiting applicants on admission and degree requirements, and providing input regarding the acceptance or denial of applicants to the MBA, MSA, MSIS and MSBA programs.  This position requires coordination with other Graduate Programs staff, including the Graduate Programs Recruiter/Advisor and the Administrative Support Assistant to ensure applications are processed accurately and effectively. This position also evaluates degrees awarded for acceptability and core requirement waivers. 

The position is also responsible for advising on all policies, procedures and decisions regarding continuing students and inactive students. This position makes judgments regarding all administrative materials and situations pertaining to all continuing students as it relates to solving their advising needs, ensuring students understand their graduation requirements, providing assistance, when needed. This position is also responsible for the development and continuous improvement of advising programs for incoming and continuing MBA, MSA, MSIS, and MSBA students.

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,053 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,935 - $5,595 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


Minimum Qualifications 

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.

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

  • Three years of experience working in a college or university’s admissions, advising, evaluations, registrar, or other student service related office.

  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences of varying size.

  • Experience in student advising.

  • Professional experience in recruiting prospective students for admission to a university and/or an academic program.

  • Experience explaining and interpreting academic policies governing a public or private university either in person, on the phone or via email.

  • Experience working in an academic setting.

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Affairs field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned.  Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned; working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

  • Excellent customer service skills.  Must have excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills effective public speaking capability, be detail and goal-oriented and able to multi-task.

  • Must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and possess leadership, training, marketing and advertising experience.  Strong computer and database management skills; demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented environment.

  • Initiative and creativity are required for situations involving changing guidelines and regulations or when existing procedures and guidelines must be applied to unusual circumstances.  Ability to carry out day-to-day assignments without immediate direction.

  • Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff and to work as a member of a team.  Experience using MS Office Suite and a familiarity with web based applications.   Flexibility, and attention to detail are required.  Ability to manage multiple tasks.  Must maintain confidentiality of student information and records.

  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.




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Job No: 6545
Posted: 2/26/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,053 per month. CSU Classification Sal