Student Life Advisor, Student Engagement -- Student Services Professional III (505677)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $4,691.00/month to $6,683.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $4,691.00/month to $5,687.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Life and Leadership, the Student Engagement Advisor works collaboratively within the university community to plan and implement student leadership development and engagement programs. The Student Engagement Advisor works to create a welcoming and engaging environment to integrate new students into the life of Cal State East Bay. Duties include developing, advising, and supervising student clubs and organizations, including but not limited to recreation, faith-based, and special interest clubs, and oversight of Club Sports. In consultation and collaboration with several key university personnel, the Student Engagement Advisor conceptualizes, develops and implements programs designed to support the enrollment management efforts of the university with particular emphasis on the engagement of students through active involvement in student clubs/organizations. The Student Engagement Advisor supports program evaluation efforts to assess the influence of student engagement programs on the progress, success, and retention of students. The Student Engagement Advisor uses extensive communications knowledge regarding webpage design and new technology, including social media and email marketing. The Student Engagement Advisor provides lead work direction to several student program assistants.


Develop, advise and oversee student clubs and organizations
  • Facilitate the ongoing advising, recognition, renewal and maintenance of student clubs and organizations in the recreation, faith-based, special interest and Club Sports categories
  • Maintain club/organization records, including but not limited to recognition renewal documentation, membership rosters, and grade checks
  • Plan and coordinate campus life events in coordination with recreation, faith-based, special interest club/organizations and Club Sports
  • Provide administrative support for student leaders (recognition/renewal, program/event planning forms, risk/liability forms, grade checks/academic monitoring, managing club funds, and recruitment)
  • Work with club/organization leaders to manage budgets including monitoring and reporting expenditures and fundraising revenue.
  • Contribute to the publication and maintenance of the Club & Organization Guidebook, Advisor Guidebook, and related club/organization forms and resource documents
  • Take major responsibility for managing the maintenance of clubs/organization's online presence, including maintaining updated web pages, Bay Sync portals, and managing/monitoring social networking pages.

Assist in the development and implementation of goals and programs in Student Life and Leadership
  • Provide support to the programming efforts and functions of the office by helping to facilitate a broad range of campus programs related to student recruitment and retention
  • Participate in the leadership mission through conducting presentations, facilitating workshops and participating in leadership training and retreats.
  • Work closely with other Student Affairs Division professionals and university staff, participate in regular staff meetings, serve as member of various work groups and committees and represent the office at university functions and on university committees, as required.
  • Incorporate the following student development themes into programs and services whenever feasible: self-concept, social responsibility, financial responsibility, safety and wellness, and cross-cultural awareness.

Select, train and provide lead work direction to Student Program Assistants
  • In consultation with the Director, recruit, select and hire the student assistants, who monitor and post on university bulletin boards, social media pages, and other marketing avenues.
  • In consultation with the Director, lead the interview processes and present recommendations to the selection committee.
  • Coordinate the training of the student assistants. Establish and implement a rigorous training structure (quarterly leadership class/coursework, weekly training meetings, and retreats) designed to build interpersonal skills for student assistants.

Design and implement student engagement evaluation efforts
  • Assist student clubs and organization leaders with developing programmatic assessment and evaluation tools.
  • Compile program participation data into quantitative and qualitative reports to be distributed to the campus community - integrating evaluation summaries and pertinent data.

Required Qualifications
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends in the field of Student Affairs.
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends in Student Development / Student Engagement.
  • Understanding of the principles of individual and group behavior and basic counseling techniques.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Experience and ability to work with a diverse student and campus population.
  • Experience in student affairs and/or related fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and through the use of various technologies including web.
  • Ability to work with web-based programs and applications for communication, data gathering and analysis.
  • Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with students, student organizations, campus departments, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and represent the Director at designated university functions.
  • Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. Develop plans and approaches to situations where few precedents or guidelines exist.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines and objectives.
  • Ability to produce extremely visible programs with political sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions in a somewhat noisy environment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Knowledge of online orientation development and related computer skills.
  • Knowledge of social networking trends and related computer skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Google applications including Mail, Drive, Maps, Docs, and use of online/cloud storage.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications


Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge
  • Two-years of experience in student life, new student orientation, academic advisement, outreach or student support services are preferred.
  • Working knowledge of orientation and transition issues including policies, procedures and practices to produce educationally and philosophically sound programs.
  • Working knowledge of student development theory and research.
  • Ability to research and apply research in related topics.
  • Ability to employ positive advisement and counseling skills.
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively with a variety of on-and off-campus constituents.
  • Ability to design and update electronic media including those that are web based and/or internet technology
  • Ability to act and use excellent judgment in a fast paced, service-oriented daily operation.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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