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CNSM Academic Advisor

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/16/23

Job Description

CNSM Academic Advisor

Job No: 517920
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the individual will provide comprehensive academic advising to undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with particular emphasis on assigned caseload of pre-majors. The individual will provide information about University policies, procedures, and regulations to students; assist in the implementation and personal delivery of various academic advising programs/program information, workshops, and computer-based advising systems; and work on issues related to retention and progress of students. This individual will participate in multiple college and university student success programs including but not limited to Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration, CNSM SAFARI to Success, Science and Math Enrichment Program, Mandatory Freshman Advising, Freshmen Scholars Learning Community, and CNSM Early Warning Advising Programs. The incumbent will promote the principles of “growth mindset” model and metacognitive learning strategies.
Key Responsibilities

  • To provide comprehensive academic advising to CNSM general undergraduate population, using basic interviewing and counseling techniques, in one-to-one appointments, “quick questions,” and in workshop settings.
  • To collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate student data, reports, and/or documents; for the CNSM Advising Center. This includes, but is not limited to, advising forms, degree progress reports, Education Advisory Board (EAB) data, CS Link reports, and student files.
  • Identify students at risk and prioritize those needing interventions and help. Advise students on where to get assistance; help set up support groups.
  • To maintain cooperative and working relationships with academic departments, university services, programs, offices, and the University Center for Undergraduate Advising for the purpose of creating a seamless university advising environment.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Maintains a safe work environment. Communicates with the University community in a civil manner. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Excellent critical thinking and interpersonal skills required. Knowledge and understanding of undergraduate science and mathematics degree requirements and career pathways. Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data in order to track student progress. Ability to develop, present, and modify/implement changes in academic advising to work seamlessly with changes introduced by the University's registration, enrollment process, and degree requirements. Ability to initiate expeditious solutions to students' problems associated with academic appeal, retention, probation, graduation, administrative reviews, etc. Ability to analyze the causes of students' problems through transcript examination and personal interviews and then provide appropriate academic and career counseling, recommendations, and/or referrals to assist students to succeed. Excellent technical and computer skills required. Familiarity with university policies and regulations. Knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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 in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field and two (2) years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas required. Master's degree preferred and may substituted for one year of experience.
Licenses / Certificates
Valid California Driver's License preferred
CNSM Administration
Student Services Professional II
The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,758 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $4,304 to $6,120 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 temporary position for two (2) years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
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.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
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: Aug 30, 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.