#6593 Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II) - College of Professional Studies and Fin

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 April 24, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by April 23, 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, 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.

The purpose and objectives of the Academic Advisor position are as follows:

  • Provide academic advising and counseling to graduate and undergraduate Criminal Justice, City Planning and Public Administrations majors.

  • Facilitate student progress through program and provide support for students experiencing concerns regarding academic advisement, course selection, and degree evaluation.

  • Provide guidance that allows smooth transition into our curriculum for students coming in from high school and/or transferring from community college.

  • Provide guidance and personal counseling related to self-awareness, personal growth and academic probation that facilitates the continuation of students towards degree goals.

  • Provide support for the Undergraduate Advising Office in order to insure students get the appropriate advising necessary to efficiently progress through the major and graduate in a timely manner.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,400 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,057 - $5,769 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 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 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 working with diverse student populations.

  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences of varying size.

  • Experience in writing reports.

  • Experience updating websites.

  • Two years of professional experience in recruiting prospective students for admission to a university and/or an academic program.

  • Experience processing documents related to graduate program admissions.

  • Master’s degree.

  • Proficiency in MicroSoft Office Suite, WebPortal, SIMS, Blackboard Homeroom, Decision Desk, Adobe.


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.

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.





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Job No: #6593
Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Compensation and Benefits Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,400 per month