Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III)

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Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III)

Job no: 497976
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time


Position Summary

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, this position operates with a high degree of autonomy and will monitor the academic progress of assigned student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, conference, and university requirements and provide leadership in the areas of academic advisement, academic coordination, and orientation.

The Academic Advisor is dedicated to assisting student-athletes navigate through their careers at San Diego State University by providing individualized academic support for them. This position will work closely with the Student Ability Success Center and Assistant Learning Specialists to coordinate appropriate support services to best meet the academic needs of assigned student-athletes. The Academic Advisor is dedicated to assisting student-athletes by providing general academic support to include advisement of institutional, conference, and NCAA requirements, major and course selection, campus resources, and individualized academic support as needed for designated student-athletes.

The Academic Advisor will work closely with the Learning Specialist and other members of the Academic Services staff to coordinate appropriate support services to best meet the academic needs of assigned student-athletes. The position will devise an integrated plan to include tutoring, writing support, time management, and campus resources in order to maximize the student-athlete’s academic success. This plan will include regular communication with the student-athletes and coach via in-person meetings, drop-in visits, and email. Weekly progress reports will be submitted to appropriate stakeholders.

For more information regarding the Athletics Department, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2021, with the possibility of reappointment. 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. – 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.

Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or post graduate degree in related field.
  • Five or more years’ experience advising/tutoring/mentoring Division I student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of NCAA initial and continuing eligibility requirements.
  • Experience working with online platforms including Navigate, ARMS, and SDSU DARS reports.

Specialized Skills

  • Experience in advising, tutoring, collecting and analyzing data, curriculum advising, and program development.
  • Excellent organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with administration, faculty, coaches, parents, student-athletes, constituents within the university, and the university community.

Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and San Diego State University rules, policies and procedures is of paramount importance to the university. All position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,691 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 28, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by October 27, 2020.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Recruiter at 619-594-6390 or [email protected]

Advertised: Oct 14, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 27, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/15/2020
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