CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Academic Advisor or Senior Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising

Apply now Job no: 526184
Work type: Staff
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Job Overview

Under general supervision of the Director, Office of Academic Advising, the Academic Advisor will perform professional student service work in assigned undergraduate programs and majors. This position will support student advising needs, campus processing protocols, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives of CSUSM’s centralized advising unit. The incumbent will independently assess individual student needs and advise students regarding general education, major and all university graduation requirements and review and maintain working knowledge of designated major assignments.  The incumbent will serve in support of campus continuing and prospective degree-seeking students through orientation, evaluation, advising, and other program and student support services. Evaluate and update student records for designated majors to ensure accuracy. Provide guidance to students experiencing academic distress and provide appropriate support and/or referrals, particularly to those experiencing difficult life circumstances. Provides “high touch” student service in a heavy trafficked student service setting. The incumbent will provide academic and student developmental advising; assist in evaluation and processing inquiries for assigned majors and programs. Assist in evaluation of academic progress for continuing students; assist with the processing of graduation verification reviews; provide advisement and counseling to graduating students.

Recruiting for either Academic Advisor or Senior Academic Advisor (two open positions) depending on applicant's experience.

Position Summary

Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II-SSP II)

Senior Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional III-SSP III)

This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by visiting our Benefits Portal.

To view the full job descriptions and position requirements, please click on the following links: 

Academic Advisor

SSP II Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,610 - $4,800 per month

SSP II CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 per month

Senior Academic Advisor

SSP III Anticipated Hiring Salary: $5,025 per month

SSP III CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month

California State University San Marcos

A mid-size university located in San Diego's vibrant North County, we are dedicated to service, innovation, leadership and diversity. We have an attentive faculty and state-of-the-art facilities which offer our students hundreds of opportunities to learn, lead, play and serve.

California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university, pushing the boundaries of innovation to prepare tomorrow's leaders, build stronger communities and solve pressing issues.

Cutting-edge research meets hands-on application at our campus and in the real world.

Application Process

This position is open until filled. For assurance of full consideration, please submit application, cover letter and resume by 11:59pm on April 5, 2023.

Application requires answers to supplemental questions.

Applicants who require an accommodation during the application or testing process due to a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/CA Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) should notify the Office of Human Resources at (760) 750-4418 or e-mail: hr@csusm.edu. Hearing & speech impaired call our TDD at (760) 750-3238.

Supplemental 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/. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

Following a conditional offer of employment, satisfactory completion of a background check (including criminal records check) is required prior to beginning employment. Any offer of employment rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at https://www.csusm.edu/clery/annualreports.html.

California State University San Marcos is not a sponsoring agent for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 days.

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Outstanding Benefits and Perks

When it comes to treating our employees right, our priorities include providing an outstanding benefits package. After all, once you become a Cougar, we want to ensure that you stick around.

CSUSM’s comprehensive program of benefits to eligible employees and their families includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, various retirement packages, generous paid time off, tuition fee waiver, on-campus child development center, and discounts from thousands of name-brand merchants through our Perks at Work program.