Academic Advisement Counselor/Coordinator (509992)
The California State University
San Jose
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Description : Job Summary

Job Summary

  • Reporting to and receiving limited supervision from the Director of the Accessible Education Center (AEC), the Academic Advising Counselor / Coordinator works independently to provide academic advisement, strategies, interventions, and confidential counseling for students with disabilities;
  • participates in Case Management meetings; serves as the Lead for AEC’s Admission Appeal; makes referrals to and works in cooperation with a wide variety of SJSU academic support offices, community services, agencies, high schools and post-secondary institutions;
  • advocates on behalf of the University; acts as a resource to the greater campus and community at large.

    Key Responsibilities

  • General education advisor in compliance with CSU and ADA requirements relating to Title II Institutions
  • Provides academic advisement, one-on-one counseling, disability management, and academic support to students with a focus of disability management
  • Participates in Case Management and prescribes accommodations to students with various disabilities
  • Acts as liaison to the faculty for students with disabilities and works closely with faculty and department chairs to ensure the effective delivery of these services
  • Acts as a liaison to on and off-campus programs that provide academically related support ensuring accessibility for students with disabilities in those programs
  • Liaison with high school and community college counselors, faculty, and administrators to facilitate transfer to SJSU
  • Liaison to the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) providing academic, admissions and support services to DOR consumers
  • Liaison to Intercollegiate Athletics for academic support and accommodations for student athletes both prospective and matriculated
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as it relates to services at a public institution of higher education
  • Ability to work effectively with academic administrators, faculty and staff, as well as the various governing bodies of the university, and the outside agencies that interact with it
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters
  • Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related
  • Four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.
  • A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

    A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job-related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education, or a related field
  • Experience working with students having disability conditions and their impact on students’ ability to learn and participate in the collegiate experience
  • Experience in higher education system
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Compensation

    Classification : Student Services Professional IV

    Anticipated Hiring Range : $5,400 / month - $6,100 / month

    CSU Salary Range : $5,351 / month - $7,633 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the .

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents :

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period : February 11, 2022 through March 3, 2022. This position is open until filled;
  • however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

    University Personnel

    CSU Vaccination Policy

    The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.

    Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment.

    The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

    Additional Information

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and / or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

    Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

    The standard background check includes : criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and / or credit check may be required.

    All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting.

    SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


    All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

    This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

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