Fresno State campus

Career Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
Position Description

Career Advisor

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: 4,304 per month

Full classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, 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 the general supervision of the Director, the career advisor works independently and in a collaborative team setting
serving as a career liaison to 1-2 colleges out of the eight on campus. The advisor provides quality career services to students,
alumni and faculty in individual as well as group settings. The liaison will work in collaboration with the employer relations
team to connect students with employers/industry relevant to that college(s).


Key Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, teamwork, organizational and time management skills. Ability to function effectively in a culturally-diverse environment and public
  • Knowledge of software applications such as career databases (Simplicity, GradLeaders, Handshake, etc.)
  • Familiar with career education systems: Canvas, Focus 2, Peoplesoft
  • Ability to analyze a complex situation accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships


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


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences,
    public or business administration, or a job-related field
  • Two years of experience related to student services program area or related field such as teaching, student
    development, career coaching/advising; human resources; and economic 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 substitute for one year of the professional experience.


Department Summary

The Career Development Center (CDC) is a department under the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
(DOSAEM). The department is responsible for career counseling, employer relations, campus wide internship coordination,
on campus employment, money management and the Fresno State Clothing Closet. The CDC assists students, both
undergraduate and graduate, and alumni to discover their passions and make informed career and educational decisions
through a variety of functions including career counseling, career development workshops and presentations, employer
networking and mentoring events, job search readiness, employment fairs and on-campus interviews. It also assists
employers in meeting their college relations and staffing needs. The CDC partners with all eight colleges and advising
centers and various programs on campus to facilitate life long career development through self-awareness, experiential
learning, career discovery and decision making and the job search process.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by 11/1/2021 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.

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