Reporting to the Associate Dean and receiving work lead direction from the Director for MESA and Student Support Services, the MESA Engineering Support Services Advisor will work under general supervision to provide individual and group advising to students in the MESA Engineering Program. The incumbent will also provide leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of life-skills and career services. The advisor will also support college and campus wide events on behalf of the college, including summer programs for new students.
- Provide individual and group advising services that facilitate student success, persistence and timely degree completion
- Assist in implementing assigned program tasks related to student professional development, life skills, career transition and financial literacy
- Assists students with development of basic employment transition plans including building resume/portfolio preparation, professional ethics, interviewing, and networking competencies
- Assist in development of advising resources, online/virtual tools relevant to program
- Develop and lead group services and activities to support students personal and professional development
- Provide event planning support to college-wide diversity and inclusion conferences and workshops including the Annual Women in Engineering Conference, Conference for Engineering Diversity, and summer programs for new students
- Manage recruitment: selection, training and supervision of assigned Peer Advisors
- Maintain accurate service/participation data and compile statistical reports
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for special events
- Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
- Ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data
- Knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior
- Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field
- Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience
- Master’s Degree
- One year with direct experience in advising, career services, or higher education
Classification: Student Services Professional II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,429/month - $4,500/month
CSU Hiring Range: $4,304/month - $6,120/month
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All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 7, 2022 through April 21, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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