California State University

Position Summary
The primary goal of the Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach, and Success is to improve access to higher education by implementing and administering early outreach programs that develop an understanding of, and support, the pathway to higher education for students and parents. This department builds collaborative relationships with schools, school districts, and other organizations to support this goal. This goal is achieved through the administration of such programs as, but is not limited to, the Compact for Success, the Price Community Scholars Program, the Compact Scholars Program, the Early Assessment Program, Transfer Student Outreach, and Success programs as well as local and non-local outreach and education programs. This goal may also be achieved by creating new or enhancing existing efforts in support of improving student preparedness and enhancing systemic supports; providing professional development in teaching/learning methodologies; supporting academic tutoring and mentoring; promoting curriculum alignment; and organizing campus visits.
The Academic Advisor for the Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success (CEPOS) works under the general supervision of the CEPOS Executive Director. The incumbent performs professional student service work in support of university student success goals to improve retention and graduation rates of target populations of diverse students including, but not limited to Compact Scholars, Price Community Scholars, and Transfer Students. The primary purpose of this position is to provide student advising, academic programming, and student support services to meet graduation and retention goals.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a 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 below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of the required 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.

Preferred Qualifications

1-year or more, direct experience working with diverse students in a public 4-year California University.
1-year or more, direct experience working with commuter student populations in a public 4-year California University.
Experience with student database management systems (SIMSR) and automated degree audit software (DARS).
Experience working in a leadership role with student employees.
Strong leadership, team building, and group facilitation skills.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, or Education.

Specialized Skills

Knowledge of SDSU tools and systems to include Webportal, Peoplesoft, SIMSR, and EAB Navigate.
Knowledge of admissions regulations and certification policies of the CSU system, and the functions of Admissions, Evaluations, Advising, and Registrar’s Office.
Ability to interpret, retain and apply complex academic policies.
Ability to gather and analyze data. Ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews.
Ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally.
Ability to write clear and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and retain large amounts of detailed information.
Ability to advise students in personal interviews, group advising, workshops, and interviews by telephone or written correspondence.
Ability and interest in working with a diverse population and sensitivity to the needs of all students. Strong interview/advising skills.
Ability to work independently with a high level of professionalism.
Strong abilities to multi-task and work accurately and efficiently within the time constraints and deadlines required of the position.
Ability to problem-solve with students who are in difficult circumstances.

Compensation and Benefits
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. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,304 per month.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 – $6,120 per month.
SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 11, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by April 10, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
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 the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Noemi Bravo-Rojas at [email protected]

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