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Career Advisor

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

Job No: 516692; 7/28/2022

Student Services Professional II
Career Cente4

Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; temporary appointment expires on or before one year from date of hire; may be extended, may become permanent; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent provides a variety of career services to students and alumni that prepares them to successfully embark on and advance their careers post-graduation. The incumbent works closely with the campus community to achieve campus, divisional, and program strategic initiatives. The incumbent will design curricula and facilitate student-centered instruction that utilizes the principles of active learning in accord with student learning outcomes; deliver large and small-scale career advising that facilitates peer learning and encourages students to independently think through problems and select suitable solutions and course of actions; utilize knowledge of job market trends, including demand for specific skills, abilities, and experiences to advise students; administer, interpret, and foster student reflection upon career assessments to form career goals; incorporate current student development and career counseling theories and cultural competencies in advising; identify holistic and developmental courses of action, including the development of career development plans, and provide appropriate follow up to assist students in making successful progress toward their degree and career objectives; facilitate students’ learning of effective job search strategies, exploration of professional identities, engagement in professional communities and professional networking, and development of contemporary career readiness competencies and twenty-first century skills; coordinate, implement, and monitor short and long-term career development and educational programming centered on campus, division, industry and student needs and initiatives; develop, coordinate, and lead special programs (e.g. peer career mentors, industry career mentors, affinity groups); provide specialized career education and advising for academic programs/colleges and divisional support groups coordinating meet-ups in those locations and developing working relationships with department staff to foster a career mindset and community; utilize data systems, instructional technology, online career platforms/web services, current computer applications to provide targeted and intentional career education and advising; engage and assist in the development and assessment of marketing and social media campaigns for career center events and career education; and participate in the review, revision, implementation, and use of student learning outcome assessment.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, student development, or a job-related field. Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field, such as teaching, student development, career coaching/advising, human resources, economic development, or workforce development; 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. The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and team skills, including open communication, flexibility, cooperation, engagement, and maintaining positive relationships. The incumbent must have the ability to give engaging presentations to small and large audiences; act as a spokesperson within an areas of expertise; plan, implement, and manage programs; anticipate program needs and carry through with actions having implications with regard to other program or service area; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvement; obtain factual and interpretive information through interviews and self-directed research; integrate knowledge from across different domains and apply to work; reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations to solve problems and change program procedures; multi-task and discern priorities to meet deadlines; make effective oral presentations and facilitate an open exchange of ideas; work effectively with multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections at all levels of an organization; and have a high comfort level in using and learning information technology, including databases, MS Office Suite, and online career tools. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or 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 California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


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


California State University, Los Angeles, 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.


Desired Qualifications: A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in education, student development, counseling, or a related filed. Experience in a higher education setting in career planning and advising and experience in training and development. Strong public relations and promotional skills, including use of social media, apps, and other digital and print publicity/marketing.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on August 11, 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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