Fresno State campus

Academic Advisor

Apply now Job no: 500789
Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
Position Description

Academic Advisor
(Student Services Professional IB)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,796 per month 

Full classification Salary Range: $3,796 to $5,369 per month

This is a full-time, probationary, non-exempt position.


The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Associate Dean and/or Director of Lyles College of Engineering Student Services, the incumbent provides basic counseling and advising services to support the academic,  and social development of an assigned caseload of students.


Key Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of a university college, advising center, or similar department
  • Knowledge of study skills and retention intervention strategies
  • General understanding of the basic principles, practices and major trends in the Student Services field.
  • Ability to
    • Analyze situations accurately, adopt effective courses of action, and make appropriate and effective student referrals.
    • Serve as an advocate for students and consult with faculty, staff, and others on issues associated with student academic success.
    • Serve as a resource to students, staff and the community in responding to inquiries and providing detailed information.
    • Acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of Student Services and its relationship to the total campus operation and CSU, Fresno


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or job-related field
  • One year of professional experience in a student service program or in a related field providing counseling and advising service; experience should give evidence of competence and indicates the potential for further growth
    • A Master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience


Department Summary

The Lyles College of Engineering is one of eight academic schools and colleges at California State University, Fresno. The college offers six nationally accredited undergraduate degree programs and five graduate level programs and options. About 1700 students are enrolled in the various programs offered in the college. This position is responsible for providing academic advisement and counseling services to support student transition to the university and retention through graduation.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 24, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More
Applicant login to portal
Subscribe to Job alerts

Refine your search

Work type


Central California


Appointment Type
Bargaining Unit
Job Search Category/Discipline
Time Basis