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Senior Academic Advisor/Graduation Analyst

$5,025 – $6,092 monthly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/10/23

Job Description

Senior Academic Advisor/Graduation Analyst

Job No: 526675
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary

The Senior Academic Advisor/Graduation Analyst will provide comprehensive academic advising for CNSM students and demonstrate leadership in utilizing student retention/graduation data analytics in academic advising. The incumbent will collaborate with the CNSM Associate Dean, CNSM Data Fellows Team, University Registrar, CNSM Coordinator of Advising, CNSM Staff Advisors, Undergraduate Faculty Advisors, CNSM Department Chairs, Jensen Student Access to Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SAS) Center staff, and University Center for Undergraduate Advising to create a CNSM graduation/retention actionable data set and modify advising policies consistent with CNSM GI 2025 retention and graduation goals.

The Senior Academic Advisor/Graduation Analyst will work collaboratively with department-based staff and faculty advisors, department chairs, campus advising community, and Enrollment Services. They will maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of university policy and procedures, as well as degree requirements across CNSM, disseminate reports and data to the Advising Coordinator and Dean's office, and conduct ongoing analysis of retention and deferred graduation data to identify common trends and issues. They will provide academic advisement and information on university policies, procedures, resources, and graduation requirements to assist students with the resolution of graduation or enrollment obstacles, using a preventative approach in solving problems impacting retention and graduation and providing multiple solutions when appropriate.

The incumbent will exercise sound and ethical judgment in adherence with Title V regulations in the creation of specific action plans for degree completion and effectively communicate this information to students and university personnel. They will serve on college committees related to retention and graduation goals and initiatives, support advising, retention, and graduation efforts. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Senior Academic Advisor/Graduation Analyst will make decisions in individual student cases to resolve problems where guidelines and precedents do not exist.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive academic advising to CNSM general undergraduate population using interviewing and counseling techniques, in one-to-one appointments, “quick questions,” and in workshop settings.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with the associate dean and the CNSM Data Fellows Team to develop actionable data analytics to inform advising decisions and policies for majors/pre-majors and assessing student progress and potential barriers to success.
  • Create and build activities that support the college's student success, engagement, and diversity initiatives, as well as those that align with the campus' highly valued degree initiative. Create and lead workshops as appropriate to facilitate advising.
  • Contribute to CNSM student services events including, but not limited to, SOAR, SAFARI, HPAO Fair, and Student Research Symposium.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to maintain a safe work environment. Familiarity with CSU advising models preferred. Experience in training others; excellent critical thinking skills; interpersonal and computer skills required. 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 counseling, recommendations, and/or referrals to assist students to succeed. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the general education curriculum, major CNSM degree requirements, university policies and regulations, and ability to evaluate transcripts and institution's analytic data on student performance and success.

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 a related field and three (3) years of experience in academic advising required. Master's degree preferred.

CNSM Administration

Student Services Professional III

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

Hiring Range: $5,025 - $6,092 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 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

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PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
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.

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: Apr 20, 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.