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Undergraduate Academic Advisor, College of Business (SSP III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Working Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (open until filled): Monday, July 25, 2022  @ 11:55PM PST 

Hiring Preference: 

Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Academic Advisor in the College of Business is responsible for counseling students on their educational and professional goals.  Providing comprehensive advisement to prospective, new and continuing students requires (1) analyzing often complex and/or sensitive situations, (2) determining the student’s needs, and (3) deciding how they may best be met.  The incumbent is also responsible for upholding and maintaining the high standards of the University and College’s programs.  The Academic Advisor works independently in acquiring information, evaluating multifaceted concerns, and making decisions, which can directly determine the student’s successful completion of their program.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month 

Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range, within the CSU Classification Salary Range, is commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; occasional weekends and evenings

Department Information 

The California State University, Sacramento – College of Business (COB) develops engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders that enrich communities around the world. The Faculty in the COB are committed to providing the highest quality of education and serving as resources to its students. Founded in 1947, the COB offers four graduate degrees and one undergraduate degree. The COB has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world leader in business school accreditation and a hallmark of excellence achieved by only 5% of colleges worldwide, since 1963.

The COB Office of Student Engagement (OSE) supports students along the entire process of the business student experience at Sac State; from applying to the major through graduation and all the stops along the way. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities: The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; 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; advise students individually and in groups on complex student‑related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; 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; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Experience:

Possession of these 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 course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Qualifications 

Experience

  1. Experience working with prospective, new, and continuing college students. 
  2. Experience reviewing student transcripts, and familiarity with articulation agreements desired.

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. Ability to apply high degree of judgement, persuasiveness, professional skills, and knowledge in working with student advising and admissions, as well as a general understanding of coordinated actions within the total Student Services program.
  2. Familiarity with community college transfer students and experience working with target populations such as first-generation and probationary students desired. 
  3. Knowledge of basic academic advising procedures, activities and organizational structure of the College of Business and the University, or similar organizations.
  4. Ability to use:  PC, printers, calculator, copy machine, PowerPoint, Excel, word processing, internet/web based programs/software.
  5. Knowledge of computerized schedules, calendars, and student tracking and registration systems used in education settings.
  6. Ability to act independently, maintain confidentiality, and work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  7. Strong written and organizational skills and ability to conduct group presentation required. 
  8. Ability to adjust approaches and techniques in the face of unpredictable responses and rapidly changing circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications 

11. Ability to travel and work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed for special events

12. Experience coordinating and conducting student outreach and recruitment events

13. Experience or familiarity with University academic and computing environments, e.g. Financials, Human Resources, Student records, and CMS

Condition of Employment:

Ability to pass a background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr-empservices@csus.edu

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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