CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor’s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department
The Matador Achievement Center (MAC) serves the 19 Teams and the 400+ NCAA Division I student-athletes of CSUN. With a close working relationship with Intercollegiate Athletics and the University Administration, the MAC provides the academic needs and services from recruiting visits, course selection, eligibility determination, to and through graduation.
Under general supervision, the Senior Academic Athletic Advisor works in the Matador Achievement Center (MAC) under Academic Affairs, and is dedicated to providing related services for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I student-athletes at CSUN. The incumbent is responsible for academic advising of incoming and continuing student-athletes including course selection, graduation planning, referrals to campus resources, knowledge of campus policies and major requirements; is responsible for monitoring and reviewing NCAA Academic Eligibility; works closely with athletic administrators; works closely with athletic compliance to complete NCAA transfer evaluations. Oversees specific teams as assigned which requires detailed record keeping, conducting team meetings, routine and frequent communication with coaching staffs, grade progress tracking, while identifying, meeting with and creating an academic support program for their at-risk student population; follows Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws; coordinates structured study/objective-based structured study; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field. Upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related, is preferred. Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience; including one year in Academic Advising for student-athletes preferred. A Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience in NCAA Academic Rules and Regulations, NCAA eligibility determinations and APR tracking, Advising Best Practices, and program oversight experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Academic Advising for student-athletes as well as thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; the principles of individual and group behavior; individual counseling techniques; thorough knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; and NCAA academic criteria, rules, Academic Progress Rate (APR) and regulations. Ability to: analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals; and operates standard office equipment and software including but not limited to Oracle PeopleSoft, EAB Campus, Jump Forward, and Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Outlook, and Excel).
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $4554 - $6488 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4554 - $4750, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; will include some evenings and weekends.
TRAVEL: This position requires occasional travel.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
How to Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received through September 13, 2018 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at ext. 2101.
Internal Number: 7819
About California State University, Northridge
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.