Position Name, Institution
Academic Coordinator, San Diego State University
Under general direction, the Academic Coordinator performs complex
Student Services professional work characterized by independent
student advisement and guidance in individual and group settings. Such
advisement involves basic counseling techniques and may concern
career, academic, learning, campus life and/or related issues.
Incumbents in this classification spend substantial portions of time
in advisement sessions of considerable duration and utilize skills
usually gained in graduate courses in counseling and guidance, human
relations or related fields. This level is further characterized by
assignments requiring the application of a high degree of judgment, or
persuasiveness, imagination and professional skills and knowledge in a
specified program or service area, as well as a general understanding
of the interrelationships and the need for coordinated action within
the total Student Services program. This level requires considerable
administrative planning to develop creative solutions which integrate
approaches across organizational lines. At this level, there is also
the responsibility for recognizing specific program needs and for
developing approaches for possible implementation to meet these
This position reports directly to the Associate Director of
Residential Education and is responsible for the oversight of the
development of educational programming and academic enhancement of the
university’s residential education program.
The Academic Coordinator will oversee the maintenance of existing, and
the development of new, residential learning communities. Collaborate
with several offices outside of Residential Education, including the
Office of Housing Administration, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs,
New Student and Parent Programs, Division of Academic Engagement and
Student Achievement, the Advising Center, the Weber Honors College,
Student Life and Leadership, and others for the marketing,
development, and support of these programs.
This role will oversee the campus STAR Resource Centers and further
development of the programming efforts within these academic resource
The Academic Coordinator collaborates with the Student Affairs
Research and Assessment Office to evaluate Residential Education’s
achievement of student learning outcomes and evaluates progress to
degree of residential students, to include grade point averages,
percent of students on academic probation, number of units attempted,
number of units completed, etc. In addition, this position will
collaborate with the Faculty in Residence to plan intervention
strategies for academically “at risk” residential students.
The person in this role will be responsible for the recruitment,
selection, training, and evaluation of academic mentors, graduate
students, STAR Center assistants, and tutors.
This role will also work with campus partners to create opportunities
to provide Academic Programs for residential students on relevant
topics and coordinate faculty participation and presentations for the
department. Provide academic counseling to students on academic
probation in the learning communities.
The Academic Coordinator will participate as appropriate in various
Residential Education programs and will carry out other duties as
assigned by the Associate Director and/or Director of Residential
Please note, this position is live-off.
-Three years of progressively responsible professional student
services work experience.
-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. 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.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills:
-Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling,
College Student Personnel, or a related field.
-Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in
residential education environment.
-Diversity training; experience working with diverse student
populations in a large urban university setting.
-Experience working with Living/Learning Communities including second
-Freshman transition and identity development teaching experience.