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Academic Advisor (SSP IB)

California State University - Fresno
paid holidays, remote work
United States, California, Fresno
February 11, 2024

Academic Advisor (SSP IB)

Job No: 534254
Work Type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Academic Advisor
(Student Services Professional IB)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,066 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,066 - $5,752 per month
  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found .

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development and the lead work direction of the Educator Preparation Coordinator, the candidate will serve as an Academic Advisor. This position is the initial contact for all undergraduates in the Liberal Studies major and prospective teaching credential program students.

Key Qualifications
  • General knowledge of research and interview techniques.
  • General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
  • General knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of a university advising center or college.
    • Ability to:
      • Learn to interpret and apply university rules and regulations specific to the Liberal Studies and credential programs.
      • Analyze individual student needs and situations and obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews, including review of student background and pertinent documents to determine eligibility.
      • Reason logically and use judgment primarily to locate, select and organize information pertaining to program operations and services.
      • As experience is gained will provide oral presentations to student groups, as requested.
      • Recognize multi-cultural, multi-sexed 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 student advising and community contacts.
      • Rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of California State University, Fresno.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

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 may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Master's degree in college counseling.
    • Experience with Liberal Studies major advising.
    • Knowledge of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards.
    • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, Google Suite, Bulldog Connect.

Department Summary

Our academic advisors, admissions analysts, and credential analyst are here to help you through the journey of college. We promote student achievement and success through proactive advising, analyzing and processing local, state, and federal documents, and collaborating with all constituents. We provide timely customer service and advocate to increase students' retention, graduation, and future engagement with Fresno State.

Deadline & Application Instructions

This position is open until filled with an initial application review on December 14, 2023.

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resume/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the , it is strongly recommended that all 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. Questions may be sent to .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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