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Professional Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job No: 506362; 1/20/2022 - Revised

Student Services Professional II
PaGE – Downtown LA Office

Salary Range: $4304 - $6120/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday, 1:00 – 10:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m.; temporary appointment expires on or before one year from date of hire, may be extended, may become permanent; Exempt classification.

Essential Functions: The Professional Advisor will work as part of an advising team advising students pursuing a variety of majors at California State University, Los Angeles. Responsibilities include student advising, participating in advising workshops, engaging in e-advising, targeted advising campaigns, and utilizing best practices to assist at risk students in need of additional services. Advisors are expected to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate specialized academic advising programs, services, or workshops using professional resources and/or literature. The Professional Advisor will keep current on university policies and procedures and provide input during department meetings as requested and will help develop strategies to improve graduation rates, student retention, and ensure all student groups receive support to achieve academic success.


Required Qualifications & Experience: 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 full-time professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must be computer literate and be proficient in standard word processing and database software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and have an understanding of standard office procedures. Must possess excellent organizational skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate by phone and email. Ability to: plan, organize, and prioritize work; develop and maintain database systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness and good judgment when responding to others; multi-task, complete assignments in a timely fashion; and work under pressure. Demonstrated interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. 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 may apply for the position.


Desired Qualifications: Baccalaureate and graduate appropriate degrees from an accredited university. Academic advising experience with lower and upper division courses. Previous experience working on a college campus. Familiar with GET/PeopleSoft, or other university operating systems. Knowledge of general university policies and procedures.



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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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