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Academic & Career Advisor

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/08/23

Job Description

Academic & Career Advisor

Job No: 524361
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Advising Center Director, advise undergraduate CHHS students in accordance with university guidelines, regarding general education, major, and graduation requirements. The advisor provides critical support for programs and initiatives designed to strengthen the academic success and retention of CHHS undergraduate students. This position coordinates and implements CHHS major specific career services geared primarily towards career exploration, professional development, and collaboration between the CSULB Career Center and CHHS faculty.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive and holistic advising to CHHS undergraduate students.
  • Create and maintain CHHS career services infrastructure.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to be effective and productive with minimal supervision and to creatively implement new approaches and guidelines where none exist. Ability to operate and execute programs/projects independently in a high traffic setting. Demonstrated skills in program development and administration. Extensive experience in multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple projects while remaining very detail oriented. Ability to embrace a culture of change and apply a continuous learning approach. Excellent communication skills and ability to forge new relationships. Knowledge of and ability to utilize career development theory and techniques in individual and group counseling settings. Ability to utilize knowledge of current principles and practices related to career counseling. Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs; using e-mail and Internet. Common Management Systems (CMS) and web design and web management experience preferred.

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

Required: 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.

Preferred: MA/MS in career counseling, student development, or related field.
Licenses / Certificates

Either National Board Certification in Career Counseling or California Registry as a Professional Career Counselor, and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

CHHS Advising Center

Student Services Professional II

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, qualifications, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Hiring Range: $4,610 - $5,583 per month.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 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 one year 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

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

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.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

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: Feb 22, 2023 (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.