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SDSU seeks a full-time Academic Professional Advisor in the College of Nursing to lead in recruitment, advising, and monitoring of student progression in meeting graduation requirements.  SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Successful recruitment of undergraduate nursing students in the College of Nursing.
  • Understands the essentials of baccalaureate program for student achievement of competencies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of potential and enrolled students.
  • Advise nursing students, including monitoring student academic performance and progress in meeting graduation requirements.
  • Accurate and timely coordination and communication of all student activities.



  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field completed by the date of application.
  • Experience with academic advising.
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of potential and current students.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.



  • Experience with evaluating transcripts and new student orientation.
  • Experience with Datatel, Starfish, and/or other student information systems.



Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by April 13, 2016.



SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or if you require assistance with the electronic application process.


SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.


Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.


For questions on the position, contact Amanda Mitchell at 605-688-6064 or

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