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Lead Advisor/Coordinator, Liberal Studies

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/05/23

Job Description

Lead Advisor/Coordinator, Liberal Studies

Job No: 519882
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary

The Lead Advisor and Coordinator directs general day-to-day operations of the Liberal Studies Department Advising staff. The Liberal Studies Department's advising staff is the sole undergraduate advising unit in the College of Education. The staff play a pivotal role in the retention and graduation of CSULB's College of Education undergraduate student population.
Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of the Department of Liberal Studies undergraduate advising staff. Closely collaborate with Teacher Preparation Advising Center, Outreach, and the MSCP program. Oversee department website updates and social media accounts.
  • Provide comprehensive complex academic advising to Liberal Studies students who have unique situations, barriers toward degree progress, highly sensitive cases. Provide alternative and/or individual solutions to complex advising issues.
  • Plan and supervise advising initiatives in conjunction with the Department Chair and/or Associate Dean to meet university goals for student success.
  • Serve as department representative for university committees such as the University Advising Council, the University Center for Undergraduate Advising, and various task forces. Serve as department liaison with College of Education offices and committees. Serve as department liaison with community college partners.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Excellent knowledge and understanding of general education requirements, Liberal Studies program requirements, California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential requirements, university policies and regulations, and the ability to evaluate transcripts. Ability to identify student strengths and deficiencies through review of transcripts and through personal interviews. Ability to identify proper courses of action to achieve student success in completing programs. Ability to initiate expeditious solutions to student problems related to academic appeal, retention, probation, graduation, credentialing, and administrative reviews. Ability to develop, present, and modify changes in academic advising to work seamlessly with changes introduced by the university's registration, enrollment processes, and degree requirements. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Knowledge and ability to gather statistical data from PeopleSoft and CS Link. Ability to manage complicated and confidential student and staff issues. Proven ability to train others. Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Willingness to participate in Staff Governance in the College and engage in staff professional development activities.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with upper or graduate coursework in counseling and guidance, human relations, or related fields and three (3) years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas required. Master's degree preferred.

Liberal Studies

The salary range for this classification is $4,691 to $6,683 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time, regular position.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

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 satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

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.

Application Closes: Oct 19, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.