Working Title: MESA Academic Advisor II
Classification Title: Student Services Professional II
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, November 26, 2023 @ 11:55pm PT
The College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) Office serves under-represented, low-income students in the college of ECS by advising and guiding students, coordinating program activities, fostering a sense of community, and collaborating with College leadership, faculty, and staff to enhance the overall educational experience. Under general supervision of Director of MESA Office, the Academic Advisor II provides support to ECS students on program curriculum and course selection for the major, as well as on General Education and graduation requirements. The Academic Advisor II engages in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values. The incumbent needs to be sensitive to the needs of the diverse and underserved student population and aims to create a supportive environment that empowers students to excel in their studies and make the most of their college experience.
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
Anticipated Hiring Range: $ 4,610 per month - $5,300 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 per month - $6,556 per month
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Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Occasional weekends for campus events.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science is dedicated to providing high quality education that will transform students into professionals capable of contributing to the advancement of technological knowledge, progress, well-being and sustainable growth of our Capital region and the State of California. The mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science is to focused heavily on producing career-ready engineering, computer science and construction management professionals who possess the critical thinking skills, creativity, communication skills and the problem solving abilities necessary to make an immediate and lasting contribution to their profession. Our sixty-eight full-time faculty members earned their degrees at some of the nation’s best universities. They are dedicated to personally educating and training young people, and share a practical, design-oriented philosophy which encourages independent thinking and problem solving. The academic programs prepare our 4,000 students for both professional practice and advanced study in their chosen disciplines.
For more information, please visit: https://www.csus.edu/college/engineering-computer-science/mesa/
Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the practices, 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, multisexed 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.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities typically is demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.
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 professional experience.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited 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.
1. Experience in a higher education setting (e.g. advising, admissions, student programming or development).
2. Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including students that may be considered to be “at promise.”
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
3. Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment.
4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/ or services to a diverse student population
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. 6. Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports.
7. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite).
8. Familiarity working with university-based record/ data systems/ software (example: PeopleSoft).
9. Ability to understand, interpret and apply moderately complex rules, policies, regulations, and procedures.
10. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community
Conditions of Employment:
- Successfully complete a background check.
11. Master's degree in Educational Leadership, College Student Personnel, Educational Counseling, or related field
12. Knowledge of the engineering, computer science, and construction management programs at Sacramento State.
13. Knowledge of General Education in the California State University system.
14. General knowledge of other related university student services
15. Ability to work occasional morning, evenings, and weekends.
Documents Needed to Apply
Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.
About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:
“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.
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/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.
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/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/learning-development/csu-learn.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.
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.
COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Out of State Employment
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.
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.