Senior Graduate Program Advisor
Senior Graduate Program Advisor
Reports to: Director of Advising
Position: Regular, Full-Time
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Join our outstanding team! Enjoy 14 paid holidays, 2 weeks' vacation, benefits beyond belief, and excellent learning opportunities!
Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. We are seeking a Senior Graduate Program Advisor to work out of our headquarters in Santa Barbara on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis. Due to COVID-19, employment will be working from home until we can safely open our Santa Barbara office.
The Senior Graduate Program Advisor (S-GPA) provides academic program advising and support to Fielding Graduate University students in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program and Re-specialization certificate program. The S-GPA is integral to the success of Clinical students, serving as a guide who facilitates an understanding of administrative and clinical processes and policies, and provides institutional and program orientation and advising services. The S-GPA works closely in partnership with Clinical faculty, academic program administrators, Clinical directors and administrators, and staff to provide integrated academic services. The S-GPA advocates for students’ best interests by serving as a liaison for students among faculty, staff, and those external to the university. The S-GPA is directly involved in the development of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to curriculum design, enrollment, academic progress and retention, specifically as it relates to the Clinical programs and in support of continuing APA accreditation status.
Master’s degree in any social science or equivalent work experience required. Psychology, mental health counseling, social work, or related clinical field is preferred. Minimum 3 years’ experience in counseling, advising, or educational administration. Clinical psychology, mental health counseling, or social work experience preferred.
Position requires excellent written and oral communication. Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Collaborative/team orientation. Strong leadership skills. Public speaking aptitude. Creative problem-solving ability. Analytical skills. Organizational skills. Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. Positive attitude. Service oriented. Willingness to work within a flexible system.
Familiarity with clinical training requirements and specialized counseling theoretical orientations. Ability to maintain confidentiality is critical. Knowledge of legal issues in higher education, including FERPA and ADA/Section 504 and other relevant federal regulations. Counseling skills. Public presentation skills. Diplomacy. Knowledge of student retention and retention issues. Professional knowledge and contacts.
Please note: this is a staff-level advising position, not a faculty or program leadership position. A doctorate is not required.
Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, 2 weeks of vacation per year, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending and/or Health Savings Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities.
Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.
Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
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Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at www.fielding.edu to learn more.