This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Monday, April 26.
Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Interim Director of EOP & PUERTA, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Advisor is responsible for working as a team member with fellow EOP advisors to provide direct student services to EOP students, and, as appropriate, EOP alumni, applicants and prospective applicants not yet attending the University concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities, to assist in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation. The incumbent works collaboratively with other Professional Academic Advisors, university staff, faculty, administrators, and coaches to support the educational experience of the students, as well as perform other activities related to student success and academic advising.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of 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 job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job‑related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year‑for‑year basis. Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and trends in Student Affairs and Academic Advising, with understanding of student services programs outside of EOP, demonstrated experience and knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices in regards to sensitivity working with diverse ethnic, low-income, and first-generation college students highly preferred. Demonstrated experience and intermediate proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Google Suite required. Knowledge of databases and student information systems preferred. PeopleSoft preferred. EAB Student Success Collaborative preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $4,477 a month. This is a full time, temporary, exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
The University is an 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, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
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