Student Services Professional II, Engineering Advisor recruitment

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in California

Deadline June 23, 2014
Date Posted June 10, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time



College of Engineering

The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate engineers and technologists to meet increasingly complex technical and socioeconomic challenges. The College of Engineering provides study opportunities to more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven engineering departments, offering eleven programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. In addition, the graduate division offers programs leading to Master of Science degrees in Engineering (with emphasis in Aerospace Engineering), Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate curricula are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).


The Engineering Advisor provides information to help students choose appropriate courses to meet general education and major requirements with a focus on first and second year students; assists students in pursuing their educational and career goals; explains university and college policies, procedures and regulations to first year students; provides information regarding the Math Diagnostic Placement Test; provides information to students regarding change of major requirements, petitions, leave of absence, degree progress reports and other administrative requirements. The incumbent reviews students Four Year Pledge documents in the College of Engineering; researches and evaluate records of students who are subject to disqualification, disqualified, or requesting to return after being disqualified; places and remove registration holds; prepares analysis of academic records; follow-up advising to help students develop a plan for academic improvement; provides training and support for department chairs and administrative support coordinators on four year pledge and at-risk advising. The Engineering Advisor acts as a liaison to one or more engineering academic departments to provide updates on procedures and policies as well as review curriculum information to be communicated with students; provides professional advice to department chairs and faculty regarding student issues; establishes and maintains positive relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and student groups within and outside of the college to promote effective partnerships; provides materials, keeps historical documents, and obtains data and information to assist teams in making decisions; assists in the coordination and facilitation of campus and college based first year student activities and events including presentations including any events for prospective students and performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree or equivalent in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field AND two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.  (A Masters degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience). General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational management, research and interview techniques; ability to interpret and apply program rules/regulations, use initiative in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise and organize programs and activities; ability to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff and the public; ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions; and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of the campus procedures and activities and the overall organization is required.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


A Masters degree, familiarity with the CSU system, experience in higher education in student services and experience in academic and/or career advising is preferred.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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.



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