Seawolf Scholars Advisor (Student Services Professional III)
Company: Sonoma State
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Seawolf Scholars Advisor (Student Services Professional III)
Job No: 530579
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California,
Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please
submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on
August 31, 2023.
Please review the position description listed above for full scope
of responsibilities and qualifications.
Under general direction of the Seawolf Scholars Manager, the
Seawolf Scholars Advisor performs a wide variety of generally
complex Student Services Professional work by providing
comprehensive academic advising and program support for Seawolf
Scholars. The Seawolf Scholars Advisor will assist with the
delivery of the day-to-day support services provided by the Seawolf
Scholars Program participants. The primary assignment involves
providing specialized support (personal, career, and educational
advising) to students within the Seawolf Scholars program (current
and former foster youth, wards of the court, unaccompanied homeless
youth, youth under guardianship care/kinship care, independent by
appeal). This position will also develop and provide intrusive and
specialized strategies for Seawolf Scholars students. The incumbent
works collaboratively as a team player with other university-wide
Professional Academic Advisors, university staff, faculty,
administrators, and coaches to support the educational experience
of Seawolf Scholars students; identify student challenges and
barriers; and use preventative approaches to solve issues affecting
the Seawolf Scholars student experience; as well as perform other
activities related to student success and academic advising. In
addition, the incumbent provides information and strategic guidance
to create a safe space supporting the educational success,
retention, and graduation of Seawolf Scholars students.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically
demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively
responsible professional student services work experience. One year
in the program area to which assigned may be preferred, but is not
required. A master's degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences,
Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social
Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year
of work experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate
internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be
substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a
major responsibility for professional career or personal
counseling. Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or
university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper
division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques,
interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Must possess thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and
practices of Student Affairs, student success, and academic
advising, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge. A
Master's degree is desired. A Master's degree in School Counseling,
Clinical Counseling or Educational Psychology, Social Work, Student
Affairs and Higher Education or a directly related field is
preferred. Knowledge of professional counseling theories and
techniques is desired. Upper division or graduate course work in
individual and group counseling, career counseling and conflict
resolution is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with
current or former foster youth. Working knowledge or experience in
relaying university degree requirements including major and general
education coursework and developing educational plans. Knowledge in
how to operate standard office equipment and software including
PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word), Google
Suite and database management. EAB Student Success Collaborative
This position also requires the following abilities:
- Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective
courses of action.
- 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.
- Interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
- Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work
- Advise students individually and in groups on complex
- Demonstrate multicultural competence through knowledge, skills,
- Ability to be innovative and open to researching and
implementing current academic advising best practices.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including
excellent customer service skills.
- Adhere to strict confidentiality requirements and ethical
- Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments
without detailed instructions.
- Coordinate and prioritize multiple, competing tasks to meet
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a
- Be flexible in handling change and challenges.
- Think critically and stay focused under pressure.
- Work in a fast-paced environment.
- Develop positive interpersonal relationships with students,
faculty, staff, and community members.
- Learn and effectively apply a variety of state, federal, CSU,
and SSU policies and procedures.
- Independently plan work, solve problems, and use sound judgment
to take action.
- Make decisions within established parameters, regulations, and
guidelines; and recommend changes in procedures to address student
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience
and will not exceed $5,025 a month. This is a full time, exempt
position, which will lead toward permanent status following the
successful completion of a probationary period.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including
medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement
(CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14
paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days
and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available
online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence
through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with
our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include
diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect,
responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a
community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an
atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation,
experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity
and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our
The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to
race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or
protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be
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
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended
that all faculty, staff, administrators, and students who are
accessing campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations
adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant
indications. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search
process should be prepared to continue to help us protect and
maintain a healthy Seawolf Community. More information related to
campus level requirements can be found here:
CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check
may affect the application status of applicants or continued
employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff
positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
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of institutional policy relating to campus safety, drug and alcohol
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Safety Report (AFSR) is available for viewing at
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