Academic Advisor (Mathematics)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime


Job ID: 5975

Job Title:
Academic Advisor (Mathematics)

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Date Posted:
April 6, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Academic Advisor (Mathematics) (JID 5975)
Student Services Professional III
Full-Time / $4204 - $4503 / mo.


CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department
The Department of Mathematics is the largest department on campus in terms of student enrollment. The department offers Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in various options; serves approximately 250 undergraduate majors, 85 graduate students, and students from all majors at the university. The department employs about 180 faculty, lecturers, staff, teaching associates, and student assistants.

Major Duties
Under the direction of the Department Chair, the Mathematics Academic Advisor works in coordination with individual faculty advisors to: provide daily proactive advisement through a hybrid system (face-to-face and online); expedite processing of student advisement forms; ensure consistency and compliance with university policy; document and archive student records; and participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes. The incumbent advises current and prospective math majors and provides them with necessary tools in order to succeed; assists with career workshops and seminars; assists with department program, website and class schedule catalog updates; stays abreast of California Credential requirements; assists the Faculty Advisement Coordinator with providing Secondary Teaching/Credential Information Sessions each semester works in collaboration with the Education Credential Office; promotes and advertises employment and academic program opportunities for math majors which include organizing professional development talks, and CSET/CBEST preparation workshops; assist with High School outreach and recruitment; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or a closely related field. A Master's degree in Counseling or a related field is preferred and may be substituted for one year of experience. Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience required; including one year in Mathematics preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, practices and trends of Student Services in Higher Education and Mathematics. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior and individual counseling techniques; thorough knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned; working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned. Knowledge of automated student information systems (PeopleSoft SOLAR), Microsoft Office Suite and Advisor Trac. Ability and specialized skills to: analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; compassionately mentor students while navigating and enforcing rules and regulations such as the credentialing system; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals; work comfortably with online conferencing and scheduling systems; and ability to work with college bound high-school students from traditionally underserved populations.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $4204 - $5989 per month.
The anticipated hiring range: $4204 - $4503, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time 40hrs/wk; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; may include some evenings and/or weekends for occasional workshops.

General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider 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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

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