Working Title: Degree Advisor
Classification Title: Student Services Professional III
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, May 9th @ 11:55pm PST
Under the general direction of the Associate Registrar for Graduation and Degree Evaluation, the Degree Advisor works collaboratively with other advising departments to ensure timely graduation of a diverse population of students. Primary responsibilities include identifying students in need of academic advising, assisting students in understanding their degree status, evaluating graduation applications and transcripts, and interpreting complex academic policies and procedures.
Other primary responsibilities include facilitating informational workshops, implementing advising and evaluation models, and acting as a liaison between the Registrar's Office and other academic departments across campus. The incumbent must be able to act independently when dealing with complex and sensitive needs of a diverse student population.
Degree Advisors also evaluate program effectiveness and help to identify opportunities for program improvements and to reduce administrative barriers to student success, and they provide recommendations for improvements to managers.
FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
Anticipated Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is at the minimum of the Classification Salary Range ($5,025 per month)
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 per month - $7,159.00 per month
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Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Work hours may vary depending on operations.
This position is in the Office of the University Registrar under the Enrollment Management and Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, please visit: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/.
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.
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.
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.
- Experience in an Advising-related environment.
- Experience working with college or high school level students dealing with highly sensitive issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
- Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multitask, and coordinate work in a fast paced organization.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Presentation and public speaking skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of research techniques and methods.
- Ability to explain Title 5 Administration Code, CSU system and Sacramento State regulations and requirements.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit.
- Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and to adapt to change in a dynamic work environment.
Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Master's degree or equivalent from a four-year accredited college or university.
- Knowledge of campus programs involving student-related activities and graduation initiatives.
- Knowledge of General Education in the California State University system.
- Ability to use campus online resources (i.e., College Source, AACRAO and Assist) and Common Management System (CMS) including the Transfer Credit, Advising and Graduation-related modules, student file retrieval systems and related functions.
- Experience explaining the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to constituents.
- Knowledge and experience evaluating transfer documents to prepare to transfer credit evaluations.
- Experience working with at-risk students.
Documents Needed to Apply
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 success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (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.