Associate Director of University Advisement Center (Administrator I Exempt), Un

Posted on12/18/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Vice President of Retention
Reports in officeUniversity Advisement Center
Application due date12/19/2017
Job start date12/6/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Institution descriptionAssociate Director of University Advisement Center (Administrator I – Exempt), University Advisement Center
Recruitment #3211

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.
Job dutiesConditions of Employment:
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

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.

Position Information:
This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Department: University Advisement Center

The University Advisement Center (UAC) is the general advising center for the undergraduate student population, and UAC advisors work in collaboration with staff, faculty, and administrators in departments and colleges to support CSUDH students.  The UAC is also the home base for students with undeclared majors, and provides specialized advising services for students on academic probation and those interested in returning to CSUDH after discontinuation or disqualification. The UAC connects students to major advisors, and assists students with planning the completion of their overall degree requirements including General Education and other general graduation requirements, and helps students interpret and apply university policy. The UAC also provides comprehensive referrals to other campus resources and academic programs as needed.

Major Job Duties:
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Retention, University Academic Advising and Learning, The Associate Director of University Advisement Center will manage day-to-day supervision, training and evaluation of academic advisors assigned to the University Advisement Center to increase retention and graduation rates. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the delivery and assessment of comprehensive academic advisement programs including Dominguez Hills First Year Experience, Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community, Toro Ambassadors, Charge on to Graduation junior intervention, Freshman Advising for Successful Toros (FAST), Toro Explore, Strategies Toward Educational Progress and Success (STEPS), Returning Toros Program, among others; are innovative and actively engage the CSUDH student.  In addition, the Associate Director coordinates advising services at the university level to ensure consistent, transparent and accurate information is disseminated to Advisors, Assistant Deans, Associate Deans, Faculty and Chairs to create a preventative and consistent advising curriculum campus wide to help facilitate graduation.
Knowledge of organizational and personnel management;
Knowledge of academic advising methods and principles;
Knowledge of university testing programs and requirements;
Knowledge of individual and group behavior and conflict resolution techniques;

Abilities to: 
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students;
Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community;
Ability to determine goals and establish objectives to meet the services rendered by the University Advisement Center;
Ability to collect, record, and interpret data as it relates to the University Advisement Center, advising methods, and the student population;
Ability to develop, implement and assess sustainable innovative new programs or initiatives;
Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively;
Ability to use a solution centered, proactive,  approach;
Ability to speak effectively with individuals or groups regarding the University and its policies, procedures and processes when related to the University Advisement Center;

Skill in: 
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated commitment to the success of students;
Demonstrated skills in supervision/management;.

Experience and Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:  Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in a job related field.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree or equivalent amount of experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Required Experience:  Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a mid to large size public institution of higher education managing student support/advising unit of a college or university. Knowledge of CSU Academic Advising. Program policies and procedures. Evidence based track record of innovative interventions, implemented and assessed to increase retention and graduation rates.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary Range:

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application procedureHow to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job website. Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

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