Career Advisor

Seaside, California
Jun 14, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Career Advisor

(Student Services Professional II)


This a part-time (16 hours per week) position.

Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins: Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Under the general supervision of the Director of the Center for Advising, Career & Student Success, the Career Advisor will work as a team member within a centralized student service model.  The Career Advisor helps to develop, coordinate and implement specific programs and workshops to address student career development and employment needs.  Additionally, the incumbent will implement activities in support of the Center’s workshops, including Orientation, First Year Seminar and other events related to helping undeclared students decide on an academic major. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Career Advising: Provides general career advising to individuals or small groups of students, connecting them with career advising tools and resources. Facilitates students’ transition through the career development process, job search strategies including resume assistance, interviewing techniques, etc. Participates and assists with career-related panels, providing workshops and presentations related to the above areas and assists the Career Development Coordinator with its services and programs.
  2. Participates in regular departmental meetings, campus committees and planning efforts, ongoing staff development activities and training sessions.
  3. Assists academic advisors in presentations and workshops such as First Year Seminar, Orientations, and Open Houses.
  4. Serves as a campus resource, representing the Center for Academic, Career and Student Support at university functions, Orientation/Registration, statewide and national conferences and/or regional meetings.
  5. Assists with the training of the Center’s student assistants and graduate program interns.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


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

Ability 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; and, 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.


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 master’s degree in a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.


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 above may be substituted for the required education on a year‑for‑year basis.


A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and professional experience designing and delivering workshops/programs. Second language proficiency highly desirable. Knowledge of the core values of NACADA. Must possess: strong organizational skills; an exceptional ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, persuasive, and tactful manner with a variety of internal and external contacts; a sincere desire to assist students; and the ability to provide excellent customer service. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and respond effectively to supervision; establish priorities, make independent decisions using sound judgment; and perform tasks under pressure of multiple assignments and frequent interruptions. Proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, database and website software. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite; Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; recruiting/job listing management systems; and Google mail and calendaring programs.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed; work schedule may be modified in advance.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 


Anticipated hiring salary in the mid $1,000's/month for a 16-hour per week work schedule.  For the fulltime equivalent salary range see:  CSU Salary Schedule.  CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R04. Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.  The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing


Week of July 16 - Interviews


For full consideration, submit the required documents by the priority screen date listed above.  For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). 

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to:  Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.