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Educational Pathway Advisor

Apply now Job no: 538255
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals

Classification:  Student Services Professional III – Exempt
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:   Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $5,025* mo.
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: The Priority Screening Date is extended to May 14, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. 

With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.

As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general supervision of the Dean of the College of Science, with daily oversight by the Department Chair of the Mechatronics Engineering Department (MECHA), and in collaboration with other faculty and staff; the Educational Pathway Advisor develops and oversees a broad range of programs and processes that support the academic and professional success of the students in the Mechatronics Engineering program. This includes internship placement and tracking, career development, recruitment, admissions, retention, communications, and student success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develop, track, and manage internship opportunities. Develop internship opportunities and serve as a liaison with industry partners, government agencies, and other organizations to provide internship placements for engineering students. Ensures compliance with all CSUMB and partner organizations. Maintains complete and organized records of all partnerships and student placements. Provides information for students and partner organizations as needed.
  2. Assist students with career development. Provide students customized career advising that aligns students’ career goals with the knowledge and skills acquired in the engineering program. Support students in pursuing their educational and career goals by providing information about occupational and educational requirements and how they relate to student aptitudes, skills, interests and abilities. Directs students to appropriate career resources and services.

  3. Recruit students for the mechatronics engineering program. Represents the program at events such as CSUMB’s Open House and Admitted Otter Day, STEM conferences in the region and other venues for student recruitment and outreach such as community college and high school events. Serves as a program liaison to local community colleges.

  4. Manage, update, and maintain program websites and other materials. In collaboration with program faculty, plans and oversees the development and distribution of a effective communication and marketing materials to prospective and continuing students and to the external community including the program’s website, brochures, emails, newsletters and social media sites. Engage and interact with current students, alumni, and prospective students about program activities, career opportunities, and success stories.

  5. Coordinates and independently facilitates events. Provides support and coordinates with event and college staff for CSUMB events such as new student orientation, course orientations, Open House, alumni and guest speaker series, third party information sessions, senior design expo, and ABET accreditation visits.

  6. Actively participate in all program level efforts such as preparing documents required for accreditation, program review, industry advisory board meetings for performance improvement, partner organizations.

Other Functions:

  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chair and other designated personnel as needed.
  2. Attends workshops, conferences, and meetings as needed.
  3. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the Department and the broader community.


Working knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.  General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned.  Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student‑related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature;  interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.


Education:  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.

Experience:  Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. 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.


Must be an exceptional listener and communicator with the ability to effectively convey information verbally and in writing with students as well as with colleagues. Good patience to provide customized advising and counseling services to students with a highly career-oriented mindset.


Familiarity with graduation requirements, and CSU degree requirements. Technical fluency with Video Conferencing Tools, Microsoft Office, Google Apps (email, calendar, docs, forms, etc.), and recruitment material development tools such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar software. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097​ as a condition of employment.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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