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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 5284421
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Health and Human Development (Student Services Professional IV)

Classificaiton: Student Services Professional IV
Department: Undeclared and Academic Advising
Sub-Division: Student Success
Salary Range: Classification Range $5,732 - $8,176 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $5,732 - $6,300 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 Californias 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:

The Undeclared and Academic Advising Center provides academic counseling to matriculated students with respect to the General Education Program and the policies/procedures associated with that program. The Academic Advising Center is the academic home department for undeclared students, providing services normally given through the student's declared major department. Additionally, the center provides programs and services to assist students in the selection of a major. We seek an exceptional individual to join our team as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Health and Human Development (Student Services Professional IV). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Advising, and in close collaboration with the associate dean for the College of Health and Human Development, the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Health and Human Development at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) 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 Health and Human Development empowers students in their ability to explore their educational opportunities and achieve academic success.

The Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Health and Human Development 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. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, College of Health and Human Development will develop and coordinate projects and collaborate with campus partners in support of student success initiatives. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree or equivalent in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution and four years of professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student service problems. A Masters degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience or a doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in the 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, 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; and 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 the campus procedures and activities and the overall organization is required.

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:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in higher education leadership, college student development or a related field.

A minimum of five years of increasing advising, coordinator and/or leadership responsibilities, preferably in a university environment.

Demonstrated effectiveness and commitment to supporting first-generation college students, students of color, and other students historically marginalized in higher education.

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 (CSUF).

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 Universitys 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: May 09, 2024 (9:00 PM)

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