General Advisor & Retention Specialist Commuter Life (Student Services Professional III)

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Job no: 500009
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Student Services, Temporary, Full Time

Position SummaryUnder the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Life & Leadership for Commuter Life, the incumbent has responsibility for developing and implementing advising and programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, mentorship, and campus engagement. The incumbent provides guidance and mentoring, through programming and advising efforts, to commuter students at SDSU.The incumbent is responsible for completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The incumbent in this position provides back-up generalist support to other program coordinators within the department, including Student Organizations and Activities, the Glazer Center for Leadership & Service, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and SLL programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.The Commuter Life General Advisor and Retention Specialist will:Provide academic and holistic advising to commuter students at San Diego State University. If needed, referrals to campus resources will be provided.Implement initiatives to improve communications to students, through in-person presentations/workshops and web-based/online technology.Facilitate student success through program/workshop development and/or implementation.Provide support for students experiencing concerns regarding academic advisement, course selection, and degree evaluation.Provide guidance and personal counseling related to self-awareness, personal growth and academic probation that facilitates the continuation of students towards degree goals.Work closely with the Office of Advising & Evaluations and/or individual Colleges to provide guidance to students that depend on their curriculum.Provide support for, and supervision of the Commuter Resource Center, including undergraduate peer mentors, to ensure that commuter students receive the appropriate advising necessary to efficiently progress through the major/pre-major and graduate in a timely manner.Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of peer mentors.Work collaboratively with campus partners to provide advising in high-impact practice opportunities (such as internships, study abroad opportunities, research, etc.) for students to enhance their academic coursework.For more information regarding Student Life & Leadership, click here.There are two vacancies, these are full-time (1.0 time-base), these positions are benefit eligible, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022 with possibility of reappointment. These positions are designated exempt under FLSA and are 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.Education and ExperienceExperience:Possession of the 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.Education:Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.Preferred Qualifications Three or more years of professional experience in higher education/student affairs.Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field.Familiarity with academic advising practices.Ability to effectively handle and complete several ongoing projects and activities in a work environment characterized by frequent interruptions.Ability to plan work so that monthly and quarterly schedules can be adhered.Ability to be flexible in dealing with day-to-day changes in priorities.Organizational and programming skills.Effective interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships among diverse individuals and groups.Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.Ability to interpret and apply a wide variety of programs and University policies and guidelines.Ability to understand, develop and effectively monitor fiscal budgets.Basic experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural center, and student academic success centers preferred.Ability to effectively use EAB Navigate, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Applications to create and analyze reports, manage data, resource materials and presentations.Ability to speak before all groups of students and possess the skills necessary to deal with sensitive and confidential issues.Ability to work evenings and weekends.Specialized Skills RequiredUnderstanding of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act with regards to the maintenance of academic and judicial records of individual students.Understanding of reporting responsibilities outlined as a “Responsible Employee” and “Campus Security Authority” under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Act.Ability to learn and acquire knowledge of Title V, CSU policies and procedures, and University rules and regulations and their application to student organizations, student activities and expression and student governance structures preferred.At least one (1) year experience working with commuter students.At least one (1) year experience in working with diverse student populationsBasic facilitation skills.Compensation and BenefitsStarting salary upon appointment is 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 InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 10, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by May 9, 2021.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 Jasleen Aguilar at [email protected]

Advertised: Apr 23, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: May 09, 2021 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time