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Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Student

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 7, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Student Services Professional IV)

Classificaiton: Student Services Professional IV
Department: Undeclared and Academic Advising
Sub-Division: Student Success
Salary Range: $6,019 - $6,615 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres in the heart of Southern California, the University was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At Cal State Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from various career disciplines that share the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

Welcome to the Undeclared and Academic Advising Center (UAAC). We support all undergraduate students at Cal State Fullerton, (CSUF) and our goal is to empower students to seek support and take the lead throughout their academic journey. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Academic Advising community as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Student Services Professional IV) to lead and support a team of academic advisors and the day-to-day function of the college-based advising program focusing on delivering equitable, top-notch advising for new and continuing students. Our Academic Advising mission is to work in a collaborative partnership with students, a shared responsibility, where the advisor and student are equally invested in the educational process and holistic development of the student with diverse assets, needs, and backgrounds. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising - Training and Development, who oversees college advising teams, the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), in collaboration with the College Director of Advising and Associate Dean, uses critical student development theories and cutting-edge advising frameworks to develop and lead academic advising practices and programs for new and continuing students. They will develop relational advising models and coordinate equitable academic advising practices to increase student retention and success. Through an engaged and equity-driven, student-centered approach, the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences empowers students in their ability to explore their educational opportunities and achieve academic success.

The Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Humanities and Social Sciences will maintain a working knowledge of trends in academic advising, academic advising technologies, and changes in academic programs and transition requirements. Will utilize institutional data to work with academic leaders on enrollment, retention, and degree completion efforts. Will develop and coordinate projects and collaborate with campus partners to support student success initiatives. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution. Four years of professional student services work experience including experience advising students individually and in groups, as well as the analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, clinical psychology, social work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university and the appropriate internship or clinical training in a relevant field may be substituted for two years of professional experience.

General knowledge of the problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel, and fiscal management. Knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize programs and activities. Ability to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. Ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of campus procedures, activities and of the overall organization.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to complete the background check satisfactorily may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with students and employees at all levels throughout the institution. Experience using learning management systems (e.g., Canvas). Experience with data analytics and technology tools as they relate to planning and data-driven program development and assessment. Experience in leading the development of assessment practices for academic advising programs. Strong understanding and experience in contributing to complex, dynamic academic advising and/or student success programs in contexts like Cal State Fullerton.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirement outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant, or Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who applies for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e., H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2024 (9:00 PM)

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