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Lead Advisor - Math and Science Learning Center (Student Services Professional III)

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job no: 530840
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Lead Advisor -Math and Science Learning Center reports directly to the Dean of the College of Sciences with supervision from the College of Science Director of Advising. The Lead Advisor provides a vital service to a community of students who are needing support in coursework. The Lead Advisor will work as a member of the College of Sciences Success Center (CoS SSC) team and is responsible for working with the Director of Advising on all aspects of elevated, complex matters requiring coordinating the academic needs for tutoring support, supporting existing courses and programs, assessing future needs and help defining college goals in reaching graduation initiative 2025. The Lead Advisor maintains effective, harmonious working relationships with MSLC staff and tutors, faculty, departments, College of Science Success Center stakeholders, and other college stakeholders to ensure operating goals are met consistently.

The position is responsible for assuring the continued functioning and success of the Math and Science Learning Center in the absence of the Director of Advising, provides ongoing support for Math and Science Learning Center content liaisons, tutors, staff and assures University Policies are met in all areas of the student experience.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC), located in Love Library 328, provides a physical hub and centralized location for free, on-demand tutoring for students enrolled in lower division mathematics, and statistics. In addition, the MSLC has expanded to offer tutoring support in selected courses for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, upper division Math and more. The MSLC facilitates partnerships with faculty to utilize their teaching assistants (TAs) for course support. The MSLC is open to any student at SDSU needing support in math and science courses and typically supports ~1500 unique students per semester who return for continued support with a total of ~7000 visits per semester.

For more information regarding the Math and Science Learning Center, click here.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the 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 Masters 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.

Key Qualifications
  • Educational Background in sciences, education and/or teaching
  • Direct experience working in a tutoring center in a managing and/or leadership role
  • Experience managing a large number of students and/or staff
  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences of varying size
  • Experience in writing reports
  • Experience updating websites

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 6, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by September 5, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Tina Deesen at

Advertised: Aug 23, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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