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Career Advisor

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California State University System Arcata , CA 95521

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Job ID: 18-59

Job Title:

Career Advisor

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Date Posted:

September 12, 2018

Closing Date:

October 5, 2018

Link to Apply Online:

Campus Employment Homepage:


(Job # 18-59) Student Services Professional II (SSP II), Career Advisor, $3,831 - $5,447/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 11/12 pay plan (work 11 months with pay and benefits over 12 months), exempt position with a one-year probationary period in the Academic and Career Advising Center.

Position Summary:
Serve as career advisor on an individual basis to students in assigned majors and programs (currently the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) with a demonstrated commitment to first-generation, low-income, and traditionally marginalized students. Assist students with career decisions, career information, experiential opportunities, career-related internships, graduate school options, and career employment. Develop and coordinate numerous career-related workshops, activities, seminars, and presentations, including classroom and student organization presentations. Additionally, this position may provide advising and administrative support for various activities and cooperative endeavors such as participation in orientation, faculty advisor training, and various retention and student success initiatives. Develop relationships with faculty, deans, and academic department staff to better serve the needs of the students of CAHSS. This position will serve as liaison to assigned departments and consult and collaborate with faculty in relevant disciplines as well as with staff in other student service areas. The person in this position may act as an academic advisor to students who are exploring majors, and as a supplementary advisor for undergraduate students seeking information and clarification on degree progress, academic policies and procedures, all university requirements, status of transfer work, and referral to campus resources that support student success.

Duties: Assist students in identifying career and life goals, which may entail complex and sensitive personal issues. Select appropriate techniques and instruments to help students learn about themselves, their aptitudes, their abilities and how these relate to career/life planning. Advise students on ways to explore occupational fields (occupational information, informational interviews, etc.) and to develop needed skills through classes or training programs. Help students seek and obtain career-related internships and summer jobs to gain valuable experience in their fields of choice. Provide individual and group job search advising, which includes awareness of traditional and electronic methods, interpreting government regulations and application procedures. Advise students about graduate and professional school decision making and application processes. Advise students regarding current employment and economic trends in their field. Develop and coordinate numerous career-related workshops, activities, seminars, and presentations, including class and club presentations. Assist in organizing and planning career related events and programs. Make appropriate referrals to campus support services. Provide coverage during the department's drop-in times. Act as liaison with campus and community partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a jobrelated field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities listed below may be substituted for the required education on a yearforyear basis. Experience: Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a jobrelated field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of:

  • Practices, procedures, and activities of career advising and career planning

  • Career development and employment market trends

  • Computer-based career advising tools and internet job search resources

General knowledge of:

  • Methods and problems of organizational and program management

  • Research and interview techniques

  • Principles of individual and group behavior

Thorough Knowledge of:

  • Career advising and job search techniques, including career planning and decision-making, experiential education, and career employment


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills enabling effective communicate with diverse populations

  • Demonstrated research skills

  • Program development implementation and evaluation skills

  • Basic skills in word processing, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Keen attention to detail

Ability to:

  • Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements

  • Obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically

  • Collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data

  • Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts

  • Rapidly acquire a general knowledge of HSU's overall operation, functions and programs

  • Make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and cultural competence through a supportive approach to students and their individual needs

  • Understand and value the importance of higher education and recognize the impact career advisors have on students' educational experience

  • Write well and present to large groups of people

  • Prioritize and dedicate time to the most urgent needs of the students, demonstrate sound and mature judgment, and be flexible to changing situations

  • Understand, interpret, and communicate complex policies and procedures clearly, thoroughly, and tactfully

  • Support the campus commitment to social and environmental justice

  • Work independently and cultivate a cooperative, communicative, and collegial attitude towards office colleagues, faculty, and members of the university community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field

  • Experience providing university student services related to promoting student success

  • Two years of professional experience directly related to career advising, including program development experience that would be transferable to a college setting.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):

  • Letter of Interest

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for at least three professional references

  • HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form:


(NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 5th, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to that includes the job number (18-59) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

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Career Advisor

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California State University System