Academic Advisor Trainee (3868)
California State University - Northridge, CA

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Academic Advisor Trainee (JOB ID 3868)
(Student Services Professional IA)
Education/Deaf Studies
Full Time / $2910 - $3200/mo

Major Duties
Under direct supervision and training with the Department Chair, provides academic advisement and career information to prospective and enrolled Deaf Studies majors. Provides students with information about the six (6) different areas of study/concentrations of the Deaf Studies major, the academic requirements of the Deaf Studies major, and the overall [general education] requirements for graduation; evaluates student's American Sign Language (ASL) skills and abilities to determine appropriate course placement, and provides guidance in course selection (in the major and general education courses) in keeping with the students interests, vales, abilities, and area of study/concentration. Promotes information about university student resources; attends university undergraduate advisor meetings; prepares advisement materials, presents information at student outreach events, and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
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. Specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown may be substituted for the required education an a year-for-year basis. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the basic principles of individual and group behavior; working knowledge of research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information; and working knowledge of the techniques and methods of interviewing. Thorough knowledge of the Deaf Studies major and its requirements and of college and university policies that are relevant to student advisement. Ability and specialized skills to: gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences and interviews; clearly express ideas and recommendations orally; write clear and concise reports; and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty. Fluency in American Sign Language.

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

Anticipated hiring range: $2910 - $3200, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Temporary: Based on satisfactory progress and successful completion of the training program, the incumbent will be progressively promoted to the level of SSP IB after 12 months.

General Information
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
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Initial review begins May 5, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified 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. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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