San Jose State University Academic Advisor in San Jose, California


Classification: Student Services Professional Salary Range: $3,858/month to $5,485/month Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,900/month to $4,223/month FLSA status: Exempt

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About the Position

Reporting to the Director, College of Science Advising Center, the incumbent will work under general supervision to provide academic advising and related student services for undergraduates in the College of Science.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Guiding entering and continuing students through academic planning and successful paths to graduation Helping students find solutions for issues they may face, informing students about and authorizing students for relevant university services and resources Participating in College of Science Advising Center (CoSAC) programs, events, and projects, and advocating relevant constituents to address student needs. The incumbent will utilize a variety of advising strategies and academic support services to insure student retention and success through graduation.

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 and two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A master's degree in a job related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience providing academic advising to undergraduate students at a comprehensive public university or community college.

Experience working with and/or advising students in the Science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Math, etc.)

Experience working with diverse populations.

Master's in Counseling, Counselor Education, or Social Work

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of university policies, major, GE, university and system requirements for graduation.

Effective communication skills particularly with diverse populations

Knowledge of current student success practices

Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Good attention to details

Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards

Effective presentation skills

Knowledge of university policies, major, GE, university and system requirements for graduation.

Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Good attention to details.

Knowledge of current student success practices

Posting Date

March 8, 2017

Application Screening

Application Screening Begins March 23, 2017

Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Resume Letter of Interest

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Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Vision 2017 Goals

SPARTAN PRIDE: Develop vibrant, safe and welcoming communities that create a sense of belonging and instill Spartan pride.

UNBOUNDED LEARNING: Enhance student success through continuous learning innovations.

HELPING AND CARING: Create a culture of helping.

AGILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: Improve organizational responsiveness through an advanced technology infrastructure and by elimination of procedural obstacles.

21st CENTURY SPACES: Provide gathering spaces and up-to-date facilities.

Job Title: Academic Advisor

Job ID: 24046

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3082

Department: College of Science