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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Advising


California College of the Arts

Date Posted:

Jan 7 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

March 7 2020

Position Description

San Francisco Campus CCA employs a holistic approach to advising, fostering an increasing sense of student responsibility and empowerment, that integrates developmental, strength-based/appreciative, and proactive/intrusive academic advising strategies. Academic Advisors work within a team of professional staff, under the direction of the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director of Academic Advising, to foster student success and strengthen retention. Academic Advisors are part of CCA’s undergraduate advising program, within the division of Student Affairs, and work in collaboration with colleagues across multiple divisions to promote the academic, personal, and professional development of students. Using aspects of a case management, academic advisors conduct regular outreach to advisees, make intentional referrals, facilitate exploration of options and services, and evaluate the effectiveness of their work. Each Academic Advisor manages a caseload of assigned programs and partners with affiliated program chairs/liaisons and program leadership to provide comprehensive program-specific advising. Program assignments are subject to change contingent on enrollment trends and the needs of the college. Academic Advisors cover all aspects of undergraduate curriculum, including major and minor requirements, First Year Core Studio and Humanities & Sciences (general education) requirements, additional college-wide requirements, and electives. Academic Advisors teach students how to access and interpret information related to curricula and college policies and how to make informed, accurate, critical decisions that shape their success at CCA and beyond. Academic advisors guide students on how to apply critical, analytical, and creative thinking to their own decisions.


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Institution Information

EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree. Education in or experience with art, design, architecture or related disciplines strongly preferred. Experience working in academic advising or related, retention-focused student-affairs environment and/or demonstrated knowledge of higher education issues and/or student development theory strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, learn quickly, remember details, and convey accurate information about complex policies and requirements. Service- and support-oriented attitude with excellent analytical, organizational, and administrative skills. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with students, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and other community members (in-person, over the phone, email, and other online forums.) Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work in a multitasking, rapidly changing environment with frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability to be adaptable, flexible, proactive, and productive. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and creatively with others and exercise outstanding judgment. Demonstrated ability to manage projects, take initiative, and be resourceful, working independently with minimal supervision and meeting required deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education. Experience using and supporting Datatel Colleague, Workday Student, or other student information system and Salesforce or similar student success / CRM software preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

See above